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Live WaterSmart

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As you may already know we are no longer under emergency state mandates to reduce water use due to our investments in drought-resilient water supplies which means the San Diego region has all of the water needed to sustain our $222 billion economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents even after five years of drought. 

However, our efforts must continue as we stay focused on everyday actions that make the best use of our precious water supplies.  We do this by Living WaterSmart which consists of washing full loads of laundry and dishes, looking for and fixing leaks and overspray in irrigation systems, and replacing lawns with climate-appropriate plants.

The Water Authority offers plenty of resources to help with free water-use checkups for homes and businesses that offer customized advice about actions that will yield water savings.  Other helpful tools and programs include:

o   Award-winning water-efficient landscaping classes for homeowners

o   An on-demand video version of the classes

o   An online home water-use calculator

o   QWEL – Qualified Water-Efficient Landscaper program to train landscaping professionals

o   A water-waste reporting smartphone app

o   Rebates for highly efficient irrigation equipment, toilets and other devices

Making the most of every drop is always important in semi-arid San Diego County.  That’s why the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies have launched the “Live WaterSmart” campaign just in time for the peak water-use months of August and September.

Details about all of the water-saving resources can be found at

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