The Importance of Water Reliability to San Diego’s Economy

Summary

Reliable water infrastructure is an investment to the regional economy. Clean, reliable water supplies provide numerous economic benefits to San Diego County. Direct investments in water infrastructure, such as the construction of pipelines, dams, or treatment plants, ripple throughout the entire economy by creating new jobs, expanding business opportunities, and fostering economic competitiveness. This economic impact analysis evaluates how water infrastructure investments ā€“ developed by the San Diego County Water Authority ā€“ over the past 20 years have benefitted the regionā€™s economy.

This report was produced with data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics, EMSI, IMPLAN, San Diego County Water Authority.

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