Santa Fe Irrigation District is committed to connecting with students to promote an understanding of important water issues through the use of interactive and engaging educational resources, and promoting the importance of water use efficiency.
Where does SFID get water from?
The district is fortunate to have access to local surface water runoff in normal and wet years, and groundwater from local aquifers during drier years. This water is stored within Lake Hodges before being pumped to the R.E. Badger Filtration plant for treatment, eventually being sent to customers. However, local water sources alone are not enough. San Diego county has relied on Colorado River water since 1946 largely through the water it purchases from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. To a limited extent the county also receives imported water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta via the State Water Project, although to a lesser extent.
Watch the short 3 part, "To Quench a Thirst" series for more of San Diego County Water history below