UPDATE ON JACUMBA WATER SALE FOR SOITEC PROJECT

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East County News Service         

September 6, 2015 (Jacumba Hot Springs)--In an August 21 article, we quoted a former Jacumba Planning Group chair who indicated that the Local Government Formation Commission (LAFCO) has a rule prohibiting water sales outside of Jacumba’s water district.

 The Jacumba Community Service District has since forwarded correspondence to/from County Counsel seeking advice on this issue and an opinion that backs up the district’s sale of water for the Rugged Acres Solar project in Boulevard.

County Counsel concluded that sale of water for an energy project outside the district is allowed as long as it is non-potable (non-drinkable) water.   View correspondence here.