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The San Diego County Water Authority Reminds Residents and Businesses To Turn Sprinklers Off

December 11, 2009

The San Diego County Water Authority urges residents and businesses to shut off their irrigation systems and keep them off…

The San Diego County Water Authority urges residents and businesses to shut off their irrigation systems and keep them off for at least the next week.

Two more rainstorms are forecast to hit the region starting tonight through Sunday. The ground is still saturated in most areas following record rainfall on Monday.

If all the sprinklers in the region were shut off for just a week, as much as 2,000 acre-feet of water could be conserved, or enough to meet the annual needs of 4,000 average households.

Mandatory watering restrictions are still in effect in many areas of San Diego County, and the region still faces pumping restrictions that limit available water supplies for the foreseeable future.

For other water saving tips go to: www.20gallonchallenge.com.

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  • The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $240 billion regional economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents through a multi-decade water supply diversification plan, major infrastructure investments and forward-thinking policies that promote fiscal and environmental responsibility. A public agency created in 1944, the Water Authority delivers wholesale water supplies to 24 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base.

    Media Contact Information

    Ed Joyce

    Phone: (949) 276-1675

    Email: Ejoyce@sdcwa.org