Busy Interstate 5 stop won’t go dry, but the water will be pricey

January 14, 2022
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Kettleman City is a popular stop for motorists on Interstate 5 between San Francisco and Los Angeles. CREDIT: Lois Henry
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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The popular motorist pitstop town of Kettleman City has sealed a deal to keep from running out of water.

Kings County officials finalized a deal with the Mojave Water Agency this week to purchase 235 acre feet of water for Kettleman City from the southern California water agency at a cost of $1,400 per acre foot for a total of $329,000.

“It is expensive but when you have no other water…unfortunately that’s just the way

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