Cadiz, Inc. | What People Are Saying
633
page-template-default,page,page-id-633,qode-quick-links-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-16.8,qode-theme-bridge,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.5.2,vc_responsive

What People Are Saying

“We are convinced that the Project can provide a safe, sustainable water supply while also creating much-needed local jobs and investment.  We encourage local, state and federal government agencies and all interested parties to move quickly to remove any further impediments to Project construction and we express our unqualified support.”
—Richard Sierra, Business Manager, Laborers International Union of North America, Local 783

“The construction phase of the Cadiz Valley Water Project would create a cumulative total of nearly 6,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs over the four years of effort, to tap into San Bernardino County’s extensive labor supply, where the high desert unemployment was 16.4% in March 2011. It would also support local manufacturers of materials used in construction of wells, pipelines, and power generation, with a net local four year economic impact of $878 million.”
—Dr. John Husing, Inland Empire Economist

“The Cadiz Project would bring exactly the kind of quality green jobs we need in our area, and support Fontana’s local manufacturers…the Cadiz Project offers a new opportunity to help the local economy bounce back.”
—Aquanetta Warren, Mayor, City of Fontana

“I did not realize that the water situation was so great here (Cadiz ranch). It’s a well-thought-out operation.”
—Dan Mintz Sr., Councilman, City of Twentynine Palms

“On behalf of the Inland Empire Chamber Legislative Alliance and the chamber membership of business owners we represent, we support the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation Recovery and Storage Project.  Recognizing the benefits to San Bernardino County, and the importance of water in the Southern California region, we encourage our elected officials and public agencies to move forward with the necessary approvals to implement the Project.”
—Darlene Curley, Secretary, Inland Empire Chamber Legislative Alliance

“There is solid measured evidence of significant evaporation occurring in the system and given the low amount of proposed pumping relative the significant size of the basin, the Cadiz Project can be intelligently managed to provide a new beneficial use without any harm.”
Anthony Brown, M.Sc. Engineering Hydrology, Principle, Aquilogic Inc.

“The Cadiz Project is the kind of innovative project which will help Orange County and Southern California reassert our position as to where business wants to be. The Chamber enthusiastically supports the Cadiz Valley Water Project.”
John Whitman, Chair of the Board of Directors of the South Orange County Regional Chamber of Commerce

“The Cadiz Project is a strong example of private investment for public good, and will bring a reliable local Southern California water supply to approximately 400,000 people in the region. Designed to minimize the building footprint and with no long-term impacts to the desert environment, this project represents sustainable design and a tangible and long lasting improvement to the local water supply.”
—Wes May, Executive Director, Engineering Contractors Association

“Cadiz Inc. has been an active participant in the local community for decades.  The Cadiz organic farm has hosted events, donated to local charities, and has been an all- around good neighbor.  We have no doubt they will continue to be responsible and show care for the community and the environment while building and operating the project.  The project would have major economic benefits in the High Desert area and especially in the community of Twentynine Palms.”
—Maggie Chaffer, President, 29Palms Chamber of Commerce

“Our organization stands in support of the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation Recovery and Storage Project based on its benefits for local water supply reliability and positive economic impact.  This project has so many advantages for our area and is worthy of support.”
—Joe Schumacher (Board Chair) and Michelle Alonzo (CEO), Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce

“As designed the Cadiz Project captures water that would otherwise become undrinkable and evaporate at desert dry lakes. California’s water is too precious to be allowed to be wasted. Every effort must be made to conserve water from evaporation and to put it to the highest beneficial use.”
Congressman Darryl Issa

“An environmentally sound, renewable water resource is invaluable to our state. The Cadiz Project could prove to be indispensable to a lasting water supply to Southern California as well as protecting such a valuable resource as the Sacramento Delta.”
—California State Senator Mimi Walters

“Cadiz has shown themselves to be responsible citizens while running their very large organic farms. Building on a proven record of taking care of the land, this project design shows to be sustainable and environmentally responsible.”
—John Cole, Mayor, City of Twentynine Palms

“I find the project to be viable and capable of being implemented and administered without deleterious effects on the environment. The monitoring plan will ensure that any unanticipated effects are detected and dealt with.”
—Dr. Charles Groat, former director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Professor of Geological Sciences and Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Texas at Austin


To learn more about the Project, click on the links below: