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Landmark litigation initiated by the San Diego County Water Authority has produced significant benefits for water ratepayers across the San Diego region. By challenging rates set by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California that violate cost-of-service requirements of California law, including Proposition 26, the Water Authority secured major victories in 2017 that include:

Hot off the Press: Sustainable Landscaping Guidebooks Available Countywide

Free manuals include photos, diagrams and checklists for environmentally friendly upgrades

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James Palen
Office: (858) 522-6621
Cell: (619) 384-2918

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Mike Lee
Office: (858) 522-6703
Cell: (760) 208-0588

Free copies of a popular guidebook for environmentally friendly landscape upgrades are available to residents countywide starting today, thanks to a second printing of the “San Diego Sustainable Landscape Guidelines” by the San Diego County Water Authority. Homeowners who commit to meeting rigorous sustainable landscaping design standards may also qualify for a financial incentive to help offset project costs.

Free WaterSmart Landscaping Class Series Returns in March

Participants receive expert advice and develop a personalized landscape plan

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James Palen
Office: (858) 522-6621
Cell: (619) 384-2918

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Mike Lee
Office: (858) 522-6703
Cell: (760) 208-0588

Looking for a way to spruce up your yard and trim water use at the same time? The San Diego County Water Authority is here to help with two new sessions of the four-part WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series starting in March.

Wanted: Large Landscapes for Program Proven to Reduce Irrigation Water Use

Participants receive training, state-of-the-art tools to cut outdoor demand by at least 20 percent

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James Palen
Office: (858) 522-6621
Cell: (619) 384-2918

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Mike Lee
Office: (858) 522-6703
Cell: (760) 208-0588

The San Diego County Water Authority is seeking approximately 20 commercial-scale landscapes for participation in a program that has demonstrated significant outdoor water-use reductions through a combination of training, hardware upgrades and technical assistance valued at more than $15,000 per site.