EXCLUSIVE: Avocado farmers flee water rate hikes; Valley Center district struggles

Outlet: North County Times - Californian

September 24, 2010

Valley Center —- For sale: Fleet of eight trucks and a van. Bids start between $3,000 and $9,500.
The Valley Center Municipal Water District, as part of an effort to prune its operational budget, is taking draconian measures to keep pace with the rapid disconnection of meters by growers who are giving up on their thirsty avocado groves while others are embracing conservation techniques…

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