I’m not sure I would be as sanguine as this Coachella pepper packer about the long term availability of water:
The process of producing peppers is both simple and complicated. “Workers, water, weather–those are our three big headaches,” Aiton says.
Aiton says while water is a concern in the state, it’s not as critical in the Coachella Valley as other parts of California. “Coachella Valley for us is one of the cheapest places to grow water. There’s a huge underground aquifer here. Plus, we have water rights from the Colorado River. So, we’ve been able to withdraw water from that,” he explains.