Environmental Programs & Sustainability

San Diego County has a diverse natural environment that is home to numerous plant and animal species. As a major utility, the Water Authority is committed to conduct business in an environmentally sensitive manner.


The Water Authority supports cost-effective sustainability programs that will benefit the environment and promote thoughtful stewardship of our natural resources.

A key environmental program goal is to make sure that existing and planned facilities are built and operated in a manner that minimizes effects on the environment, and to mitigate any unavoidable impacts.

The Water Authority’s sustainability programs save ratepayers money, reduce the environmental impacts of Water Authority operations, conserve energy and water, and help the Water Authority better anticipate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.