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Water Authority Supports New Statewide Water-Saving Rules

March 18, 2015

“The San Diego County Water Authority strongly supports Tuesday’s efforts by the State Water Resources Control Board to respond to…

“The San Diego County Water Authority strongly supports Tuesday’s efforts by the State Water Resources Control Board to respond to severe statewide drought conditions and preserve remaining water supplies.

“The regulations approved by the board are reasonable and consistent with measures the Water Authority and its member agencies have taken since late last summer. We encourage every resident and business to make sure they follow these rules, along with all other water-saving requirements enacted by local water agencies. While we don’t know how long the drought will last, we do know that limiting outdoor watering days, turning off sprinklers when it’s raining, serving water only to restaurant patrons who request it and hotels washing linens only when necessary are important water-saving strategies for our region and the state.”

— Maureen Stapleton, general manager, San Diego County Water Authority

NOTE: For information about drought conditions and conservation-related resources, go to www.whenindrought.org.

  • 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