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Santa Fe Irrigation District faces brighter financial outlook

Santa Fe Irrigation District faces brighter financial outlook

In a proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, the Santa Fe Irrigation District expects an increase in water sales revenue of $4 million over the current year, according to report presented at the agency’s board meeting on Thursday, April 20.

The district attributes that increase to two factors - an 8 percent rise in customer demand for water, and a potential rate increase by the district of 9 percent, beginning on Jan. 1, 2018. The district also will pass along to customers an anticipated rate increase by its wholesale supplier, the San Diego County Water Authority.

A public hearing on the proposed budget is set for June 15. The district’s proposed operating...

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