Tourism, Manufacturing, Brewing and Agriculture are key components of San Diego County’s $220 billion economy – one of the nation’s top 20 economic engines – in a region that only receives about 10 inches of rain per year. Those industries provide tens of thousands of jobs that help make San Diego County universally regarded as one of the best places to live. Period.
How is that possible? Only with continued investments in the pumps, pipes, projects and people who deliver more than 450,000 acre-feet of water per year for everything from washing hotel towels and farming avocados to brewing craft beer and building ships.
It’s all Brought to You by Water.
And water requires continued investments to ensure it’s available when and where people want it for their homes and their businesses. That’s why the San Diego Water Authority and its 24 member agencies are raising awareness about how safe and reliable water supplies fuel San Diego County’s economy and quality of life through a year-long educational program called Brought to You by Water.
In fact, a June 2018 report by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation says total regional sales supported per day by reliable access to water reach $482 million. That’s equivalent to 2.7 Comic-Cons every day!
Brought to You by Water features four key industries at the start, but several other sectors play critical roles in our regional economy and will be highlighted during future phases of the outreach program. They include: