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How Your Water Bill Helps Subsidize Golf Courses

The city’s purple pipe water system provides treated but undrinkable water that’s used for irrigation by places like golf courses and public parks. San Diego’s purple pipe rates are incredibly low and haven’t gone up at all since 2001. That means regular water users have been propping up that system by paying tens of millions of dollars over the past dozen years in subsidies.