From the Reporter
A Water District’s Story
In the last decade, the Otay Water District has delivered sewage to drinking water taps, tried to squelch criticism with legal action and endured costly litigation from its customers, employees and board members.
What Otay Does
The water district is a middleman that buys water from major suppliers and delivers it to the taps of homes and businesses from Spring Valley to Otay Mesa to Jamul.
How Otay Has Power
The district has the authority to set and raise water rates. It controls the only local water connection between San Diego and Tijuana.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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