Aside from a few exceptions, prices generally range between $50 and $200 per acre-foot
That compares to about $120 an acre-foot
for the electrical bill for pumping well water, which the waterworks district will still face when it goes to remove the injected water in later years, Ariki said.
As a result, officials said, the DWP will have to purchase the lost water from the Metropolitan Water District, which charges about $235 an acre-foot
- about 325,851 gallons - is enough for a typical Antelope Valley home for a year.
CLWA last week raised rates for state-imported water to the retailers from $145 per acre-foot
to $181 per acre-foot
, effective Jan.
Imported water also is becoming more expensive and can cost up to $500 an acre-foot
, an amount sufficient to serve two average-size families for a year.
A 21,600-home mini-city planned west of Santa Clarita, Newhall Ranch relies on a portion of a 41,000 acre-foot
water transfer from Kern County obtained by the Castaic Lake Water Agency as part of the Monterey Agreement.
is about 326,000 gallons of water and is enough to serve the needs of two families for one year.