The Price of San Diego’s ‘Drought-Proof’ Water Could Spike a Whopping 14 Percent

San Diegans are facing a tidal wave of rate increases in coming years for so-called drought-proof water — driven in large part by new sewage recycling projects coupled with the rising cost of desalination and importing the Colorado River.

While many residents already struggle to pay their utility bills, the situation now appears more dire than elected leaders may have anticipated.