The Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) is a potable water and recycled water service provider. The California State Legislature authorized the establishment of SFID in 1923 as a California Special District under the provisions of the Irrigation District Act of 1887. SFID's service area is located in northern San Diego County and includes coastal and inland communities. SFID provides potable water service for residential, commercial, institutional and agricultural customers; and recycled water for irrigation of public common areas, golf courses, schools, businesses and Caltrans. In the early to mid 1900s, SFID supplied local water from Lake Hodges to serve agricultural irrigation needs during the early development of the area. Today, SFID provides water service to 19,800 residents in the City of Solana Beach as well as the unincorporated communities of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch.