News Release Term: Sustainability

10.05.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority, in partnership with its member agencies, will hold seven free workshops around the region in October to help homeowners learn the basics of transforming their ...

10.03.2017

A new website and two animated videos released today by the San Diego County Water Authority underscore the agency’s commitment to promote greater awareness and acceptance of potable water reuse ...

09.28.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority today unveiled a new demonstration garden at its Kearny Mesa headquarters designed to show visitors how they can increase water ...

07.24.2017

Balboa Park is taking water-use efficiency to a new level with a collaboration between the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, the San Diego County Water Authority and San Diego Gas & ...

06.08.2017

Instagrammers from around San Diego County have more reason to “like” water today as the San Diego County Water Authority announced the winners in its first-ever photo ...

05.16.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority has received a $1 million incentive from the California Public Utilities Commission to build and deploy intelligent energy storage that ...

01.05.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego on Wednesday took a step toward the possibility of helping the region meet its future energy needs through a new pumped storage ...

11.07.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies, in partnership with Solana Center for Environmental ...

10.17.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority today received a top national award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) for its commitment to improving the ...

08.25.2016

As another school year begins, the San Diego County Water Authority is once again offering water-themed resources for schools, teachers and students across the region – and many of the ...

03.29.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority has launched two new resources to help homeowners and landscape professionals increase water-use efficiency countywide and make

02.10.2016

As the days get longer, the San Diego County Water Authority and 11 member agencies once again are partnering with several local The Home Depot stores to offer discounts on water-efficient plants ...

02.05.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority is working with state regulators to certify the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant as a drought-resilient local supply source that will reduce ...

01.27.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority and member agencies will hold a series of free classes starting in February that teach homeowners steps to designing and implementing successful <...

01.14.2016

The San Diego region has been awarded $31.1 million in grant money by the state Department of Water Resources for a variety of projects that will increase local water supplies, decrease water ...

09.22.2015

Once again this fall, the San Diego County Water Authority and 11 member agencies have partnered with The Home Depot to offer significant savings on water-efficient plants at San Diego County ...

09.04.2015

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority that prohibits common ...

08.27.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority is launching the 2015 update of its Urban Water Management Plan, which includes a forecast of water demands and a detailed evaluation of the supplies necessary ...

04.09.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority is calling on residents across the region to significantly increase water conservation as it works with state regulators to improve draft water-use regulations ...

03.18.2015

“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 ...

02.12.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority and nearly a dozen local member agencies have teamed with The Home Depot again this spring to offer significant savings on water-efficient plants at San Diego ...

11.10.2014

The San Diego region has been awarded more than $15 million in fast-tracked funding by the state Department of Water Resources for a variety of projects aimed at increasing local water supplies and...

09.19.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority and 10 member agencies have teamed with The Home Depot again this fall to offer significant savings on water-efficient plants at San Diego County Garden ...

07.15.2014

In response to deepening drought conditions and new statewide directives, the San Diego County Water Authority staff will recommend that the agency’s Board of Directors activate the next ...

06.24.2014

Looking for the perfect groundcover? Need to replace a shrub or tree?

The new Nifty 50 brochure has you covered. One of the region’s most popular WaterSmart plant guides, Nifty 50 has...

06.05.2014

As San Diego County heads into summer and the peak season for water use, regional water-saving programs are growing thanks to two pieces of good news – a $1 increase in the amount offered per...

03.05.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority and several member agencies have teamed with The Home Depot to offer significant savings at San Diego County Garden Friendly Plant Fairs this spring.

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02.14.2014

Today – Valentine’s Day – the San Diego County Water Authority kicks off its second annual smartphone photo contest designed to showcase how people cherish the region’s most...

01.07.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority on Thursday will hold a public hearing on three related draft documents that together will provide strategic direction through 2035 for building capital ...

11.04.2013

Three local lead agencies, working with a wide range of public and private stakeholders, have completed the 2013 San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Plan and submitted it to the ...

11.01.2013

The end of daylight saving time on Sunday offers residents a reminder to assess their outdoor watering needs and adjust their irrigation systems to reduce water waste. Plants simply don’t ...

10.18.2013

San Diego County residents now have a versatile and comprehensive resource for indoor and outdoor water conservation available at their fingertips wherever they go.

The San Diego ...

10.15.2013

Ten years after the historic water pact was signed at Hoover Dam, the San Diego County Water Authority is commemorating the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement, or QSA, for ...

08.22.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday said the agency is advancing plans that align with recommendations issued by the San Diego County Grand Jury in its ...

07.18.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority, in partnership with the city of San Diego, is preparing to assess the potential for a major hydroelectric power project at San Vicente Reservoir to boost the ...

06.20.2013

The latest version of the San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Plan was released today for public review, a critical step in making the region eligible for $45 million in state grant ...

06.04.2013

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.

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02.28.2013

As part of its larger initiative to boost outdoor water efficiency, the San Diego County Water Authority is supporting two seminars next week that are designed to help the region’s ...

09.13.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Lake Hodges Pumped Storage Project is now fully operational and delivering up to 40 megawatts of electricity to the region, helping San Diego Gas &...

08.25.2011

Solar electric systems capable of producing approximately 2.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity combined per year are now in operation at three San Diego County Water Authority facilities.&...

10.14.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority has signed a 20-year agreement with San Diego-based Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. to install and operate solar electric power systems at three major Water ...

05.27.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today voted to adopt a position of oppose on Proposition 16, a statewide initiative that would amend the state constitution to require a two-...

12.18.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved $2.5 million to expand two highly popular conservation incentive programs. The additional funding will make the programs’ ...

02.26.2008

United by the fact that climate change poses a major long-term challenge to delivering high-quality drinking water, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County ...

01.23.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors yesterday agreed to sponsor legislation that would encourage the development of more conservation partnership programs between water agencies...

08.31.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a request for increased conservation efforts during this current hot spell. Just as we “Flex our Power” to conserve energy, residents and ...

08.19.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority in partnership with SDG&E will host a workshop on energy issues for water wastewater, landscape and agricultural communities and agencies:

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01.29.2004

Entering in to its second hydroelectric power purchase deal in the last two months, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved a 25-year agreement to sell electricity ...

11.20.2003

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12.12.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved an expanded water conservation plan that enhances current programs and adds innovative new programs to the effort. The plan, ...

05.23.2002

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, presented the San Diego County Water Authority today with an award of excellence for its residential high-efficiency clothes washer (HEW...

06.19.2001

The San Diego County Water Authority is reminding residents and businesses countywide to conserve water during the upcoming summer months. This year it is especially important to minimize water use...

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