Value of Water

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Penny xsmallA Limitless Value

A combination of pipes, pressure and a faucet may be all that is needed to bring water to your business or home. But for Vallecitos and its wholesalers, water service reliability is a complex undertaking that requires much, much more.

Besides collaborating with other similar organizations responsible for providing water from the same sources to people in and outside of the state, wholesalers after securing an adequate supply must import water 444 miles through the California Aqueduct and 222 miles through the Colorado River Aqueduct. The water is stored, treated, and protected through this journey.

Also on this journey even before reaching Vallecitos, the water is pumped over mountains, through tunnels, beneath valleys and deserts, to meet the demands of millions of people residing in Southern California. During its journey the water maintains its superior quality, passing and exceeding all governmental regulations, as evidenced in Vallecitos’ annual Water Quality Reports.

Even with all that is involved to bring clean, safe, reliable tap water to your home or business, this valuable resource still costs less than a penny a gallon. To see what happens behind-the-scenes to make this possible, we welcome you to attend Vallecitos’ free Water Academy tour.

For a brief look at why water is such a great value, click on the videos below.


To learn more about your water supply and future planning initiatives, alternate sources, and conservation programs to bolster the region’s water supply portfolio moving forward, visit the San Diego County Water Authority’s website.