Wise use of water is important in San Diego County no matter the weather. The state has mandated a 20 percent reduction in water use by 2020, a target that the region is on track to achieve.
But the “WaterSmart” ethic in San Diego County goes beyond that. Most residents realize that they live in an arid climate where most of the water is imported from faraway sources, and they view water-use efficiency as a civic duty.
Conservation Programs Available in Your Area
The Water Authority’s conservation website WaterSmartSD.org offers numerous resources to help reduce water use at homes and businesses, including a home water-use calculator, an electronic flipbook filled with inspirational ideas, and information about water-saving rebates and incentives. In addition, here's a list of conservation tips.