Working together, the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 retail member agencies have built a safe, reliable water supply that supports our economy and quality of life, while protecting us from shortages in times of drought and emergencies.
While our region has many wonderful attributes, local water supplies are not among them. This means your water agencies have had to work together to secure water supplies through innovative and forward-thinking actions, including the development of new supplies, like seawater desalination; securing favorable contracts, like the Colorado River supplies we receive from Imperial Valley; and helping our member agencies develop local supplies like desalinated groundwater and recycled water.
San Diego County’s diversified water supplies have been held up as a national and statewide model of regional water supply reliability. We’ve also helped our region’s residents and businesses become more resilient by offering education, incentives and support for water- efficient lifestyle changes.
San Diego County’s water agencies are prepared for the current statewide drought and future dry years.
San Diego County water agencies also ensure that our water supplies meet strict state and federal standards for just a fraction of the cost of bottled water
We need to think big to make sure our children and grandchildren can enjoy the same quality of life that we do. That’s a challenging task in our semi-arid region with few natural water resources. We must look decades ahead and weigh complex options today to ensure our region’s future water supplies are secure for tomorrow and beyond.
Strategically, we are developing several big initiatives in collaboration with our 24 member agencies:
The San Diego County Water Authority was created in 1944 to deliver safe and reliable water. Today, the Water Authority partners with 24 public water agencies who serve 3.3 million residents from Fallbrook to Otay Mesa to fulfill that mission.
Besides treating and delivering water across the region, the Water Authority is the region’s long-term water supply planning agency. That means we are continually looking decades ahead to make sure our kids and grandkids have safe and reliable supplies. Our goal is to make sure that San Diego County can continue to thrive, and its residents can experience our unparalleled quality of life for generations to come.
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H2Own is powered by the San Diego County Water Authority, with the goals of educating and informing the public on water supply issues, and the steps that are being taken to secure our region’s future, including: