The Cadiz Water Project is an innovative public-private partnership among Southern California water agencies and desert agriculture business Cadiz Inc. that will create a new water supply that can serve up to 400,000 people a year by reducing a recurrent loss of groundwater to evaporation in California’s Mojave Desert. The project has successfully completed a robust review by state and local public agencies in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the most aggressive environmental protection law in the nation, and will be governed by a Court-approved groundwater management plan overseen locally by San Bernardino County. The Project offers tremendous benefits to the Southern California region including creating 5,900 new jobs. The Project is presently completing final arrangements to deliver water to customers within the existing Southern California water transportation system so it can offer supplemental water supplies to any local community in need.
The Cadiz Water Project will create a new water supply for up to 400,000 people across the region every year for the next 50 years.
The Cadiz Water Project will contribute $878 million to the San Bernardino County economy and create nearly 3,000 jobs.
The Cadiz Water Project will conserve approximately 500 billion gallons of fresh water over the 50 year life of the Project.