Water Authority Unveils WaterSmart Conservation Website

June 04, 2013

The San Diego County Water Authority has launched a comprehensive online resource to inspire, educate and empower the region’s residents…

The San Diego County Water Authority has launched a comprehensive online resource to inspire, educate and empower the region’s residents to make water-efficient lifestyle choices.


The Water Authority’s new website offers resources for homeowners, homeowner associations, businesses, public institutions and the educational sector. Click on the image below to explore the site.

WaterSmartsd.org is filled with information about conservation incentives, tools and programs designed to make the most of the region’s limited water supplies regardless of how much rain or snow Mother Nature brings each winter. The site is organized to provide content relevant to homeowners, homeowner associations, businesses (including agricultural operations), public institutions and the educational sector.

The website also features news items and events, videos, a photo gallery highlighting successful water-smart landscaping projects, case studies and other information about indoor and outdoor water-use efficiency.  It includes conservation tips and answers to frequently asked questions, along with links to helpful tools such as a water-use calculator, free garden design software and residential landscape design templates.

WaterSmartsd.org will be updated regularly with new resources, photos, videos, case studies and announcements. Visitors will be able to sign up for automatic notification about website updates that include new programs or information relevant to them.

“We know that San Diego County residents embrace the idea of water-smart living,” said Thomas V. Wornham, Chair of the Water Authority’s Board of Directors. “This new site will grow and evolve to put all the assistance they need at their fingertips, helping them save water and helping our region manage its precious water supplies."

Although the San Diego region and much of California have been extremely dry this year, no shortage conditions are expected locally in 2013 thanks to reductions in regional water use in recent years and better water supply reliability due to long-term investments in new water sources and infrastructure. Nonetheless, the dry conditions offer a reminder about the need to make the best use of limited water resources no matter the weather.

The Water Authority’s main website, www.sdcwa.org, will continue to be the agency’s primary online source for news, Board documents, water supply and financial data, contracting opportunities and other water-related information.

  • The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $268 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 23 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base.

    Media Contact Information

    Grace Sevilla

    Phone: (619) 855-5135

    Email: GSevilla@sdcwa.org