excerpted from Water Politics
Recorded on October 2014

Water Pricing in California


Danny Merkley, Director of Water Resources for the California Farm Bureau Federation, discusses the vast differences in water pricing in California.  "Water costs are based on your proximity to the source.  On the quality it needs to be, what it takes to besides transporting it a few further away.  How much treatment it takes to get it to that quality whether its drinking water quality or for irrigation purposes and it also depends on your infrastructure and if it’s paid for," said Merkley.

Speakers at this Event

Member, East Bay Municipality District Board of Directors

Director of Water Resources, California Farm Bureau

California State Assemblyman (D-Lakewood)

Science and Environment Reporter, KQED