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October 16, 2014  
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Countywide Water Use Decreases 4 Percent in September
Water-Saving Superstar Promotion Kicks Off with U-T San Diego
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Serious Drought Means Conserve Water Now

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Countywide Water Use Decreases 4 Percent in September

Conservation efforts drive down water consumption despite hot weather 


Water use in San Diego County dropped 4 percent in September 2014 compared to September 2013 even though temperatures last month were higher than average and far higher than they were the prior September. The latest figures indicate that residents and businesses across the region are conserving water; however, more water savings are necessary to preserve stored water reserves in case serious drought conditions continue into 2015.


The year-over-year reduction in potable water use of 4 percent in September is based on figures reported to the  Water Authority by its 24 member agencies. The total savings is approximately 782 million gallons - enough to serve about 13,300 residents for a year. It adds to savings of approximately 1.2 billion gallons in August 2014, enough to serve about 20,000 residents for a year.


For more information about countywide water use click here.


Water-Saving Superstar
Promotion Kicks Off with
U-T San Diego

Share a water-saving story for an opportunity to win Southwest Airlines tickets
and other prizes
County residents can enter the Water-Saving Superstar promotion for a chance to win a pair of round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines. U-T San Diego, in partnership with the Water Authority, will feature six of the most inspirational Water-Saving Superstar stories in online videos reflecting the theme "saving every day, every way."

Everyone who shares a water conservation story is eligible for prizes generously donated by the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Armstrong Garden Centers, Mission Hills Nursery, Walter Andersen Nursery, San Diego State Athletics, and Body Beautiful Car Wash. The grand prize winner will receive two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines to any of its domestic destinations, including Puerto Rico.

Between Oct. 15 and Nov. 4, county residents 18 years old and older can enter the promotion by visiting http://utsandiego.com/watersavers and sharing their water-saving story in 200 words or less using the online form. Photos can be included. Full promotion rules and details are also available at the website.  


Other Water-Saving Superstar story ideas include reusing water in novel ways, making lifestyle changes to conserve water, creating innovative devices to capture rainwater, trimming water use at work or at home and inspiring neighbors or colleagues to cut their water use.  


The Water-Saving Superstar promotion is part of the Water Authority's regional campaign, "When in Drought: Save every day, every way." Learn more at www.whenindrought.org.


The San Diego County Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe and reliable water supply to support the region's $206 billion economy and quality of life of 3.1 million residents.