The Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) has contracted for 5,000 acre-feet of water from the Project, and has an option for up to 10,000 acre-feet more. Additional Southern California water providers that have expressed interest in the Project include Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Suburban Water Systems, Golden State Water Company, Jurupa Community Services District, California Water Service Company, Lake Arrowhead Community Services District, Otay Water District and City of Indio.
Project operations will be managed by the Fenner Valley Water Authority, a joint powers authority comprised of Project participants. Cadiz Inc. will lease the Project facilities to the FVWA to control day to day operation of the Project and ensure compliance with the groundwater management, monitoring and mitigation plan. To learn more, click here.
To learn more about the water providers participating in Project:
- Santa Margarita Water District
- Three Valleys Municipal Water District
- Suburban Water Systems
- Golden State Water Company
- Jurupa Community Services
- California Water Service Company
The Arizona California Railroad Company (ARZC) is also participating in the Project. The Project’s water conveyance pipeline will be buried within the existing ARZC railroad right-of-way and the railroad has requested water from the Project to meet critical railroad purposes, including fire suppression and power needs along the rail line. ARZC will also have access to roads and power facilities constructed by the Project.