Cadiz Water Project | Renewable Ground Water
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Every second 330 gallons of fresh water is lost to evaporation—water that could be used to serve over 400,000 people.  |  Find out how much we’ve lost so far in 2019 at this very second. 


Southern California has no water to waste. 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.

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Benefits of the Cadiz Water Project

Sustainable Water Supply

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.

Economic Impact

The Cadiz Water Project will contribute $878 million to the San Bernardino County economy and create nearly 3,000 jobs in phase 1.

Water Conservation

The Cadiz Water Project will conserve approximately 500 billion gallons of fresh water over the 50 year life of the Project.

Improve Water Quality

The Cadiz Water Project will realize nearly $400 million in savings to regional ratepayers over the 50-year life of the Project due to better water quality.

Desert Protection

The Cadiz Water Project is an environmentally safe project that has been reviewed and approved in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

Energy Efficiency

As a southern California based, local water supply, Project water will be transported shorter distances, reducing energy usage and lowering costs.


The Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project has already earned the support of more than 70 individuals, elected officials and organizations.


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