Water Authority Supports Regional Funding Programs
The Water Authority administers, supports and funds cost-effective programs related to natural resources, water-use efficiency, water recycling, potable reuse, water quality technologies, groundwater, stormwater, climate change response, flood management and water-related public engagement throughout the region.
Integrated Regional Water Management Program For The San Diego Region
The San Diego IRWM Program conducts regional planning that is compiled in the San Diego IRWM Plan and secures grant funding to achieve goals established in the Plan. Grant funding has been provided by three voter-approved measures:
- Proposition 50 (2002)
- Proposition 84 (2006)
- Proposition 1 (2014)
The grant program is administered by the Water Authority on behalf of the Regional Water Management Group, which comprises the Water Authority, City of San Diego and County of San Diego. The management group is advised by a 32-member committee that represents the diversity of public, non-profit and tribal stakeholders involved in regional water management. The 74 projects that have received $111.7 million in IRWM grant funding have been or are being implemented by public agency and non-profit sponsors.
The IRWM Program expects to receive an additional $16 million from the Proposition 1 grant program in 2022.IRWM Website
Local Water Supply Development Program
Funded by the Water Authority, the Local Water Supply Development Program provides a financial incentive of up to $200 per acre-foot of beneficial reuse for qualifying projects that demonstrate a financial need and replace a potable water demand upon the Water Authority.Recycled Water Application
Local Resources Program
Administered by the Water Authority and funded by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, this program underwrites local recycled water and groundwater recovery projects during the initial years of operation. The program provides incentives of up to $250 per acre-foot for qualified projects.Local Resource Application