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Water Cuts Would Hurt 'Handful' of San Diego Industries

Chris Jennewein, TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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The university’s Institute for Policy Research said agriculture, life sciences, beer brewing, soft drink bottling, laundry services, food manufacturers and construction could face the impacts because they traditionally use more water than other business sectors.
But institute President Erik Bruvold said the economy in general shouldn’t be hurt much.
“The data would seem to indicate that area businesses already use water efficiently and that further restrictions would not impose significant downward pressure on regional employment,” Bruvold said. “Restrictions are likely to be felt among a handful of industries, which use water in core processes. First among these will be agriculture but we could see negative impacts on a half dozen other industries based upon this data.”