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October 30, 2015   
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Get Water Smart!
Two Upcoming Classes for Homeowners Cover Landscape Transformation
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A recent article on the KPBS website previewed the final steps before the Carlsbad Desalination Plant comes online.

"Plant operators are working to land the last permit needed for operation. That permit comes from the State Drinking Water Department."

Click here to read the article.   

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Get Water Smart! 
Now accepting applications and nominations for the winter 2016 Citizens Water Academy

The San Diego region on average receives approximately 10 inches of rain per year and has very few groundwater and surface water resources. Given these constraints, how do we support a vibrant population and economy? Come find out!
The Water Authority is accepting applications and nominations for the winter 2016 class of the Citizens Water Academy, an award-winning program that educates future and emerging community and civic leaders about water issues in the San Diego region.

The session schedule for the winter 2016 class is as follows:
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016: 5-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016: 5-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Topics include the region's water history, the Water Authority's water supply diversification strategy, water supply and facilities planning, drought planning and response, and operations and maintenance of large-scale infrastructure. Participants also have an opportunity to tour world-class facilities.
To learn more about the academy, go to www.sdcwa.org/citizens-water-academy. To nominate a community or civic leader, click here. To apply to participate, click here. Applicants selected for the program must commit to attend each session.
There is no fee to apply or attend the academy. However, there may be a reportable value for government employees such as food, beverages and other items will be provided.
Approximately 50 participants will be selected for the class. Due to high demand, the selection process is competitive and acceptance is not guaranteed.
Two Upcoming Classes For
Homeowners Cover
Landscape Transformation
A California Friendly Landscape Training class on Nov. 3 covers how to make the best use of the region's limited rainfall, irrigate efficiently and how to choose the ideal plants for a yard.

The class is hosted by the Water Authority at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center in Kearny Mesa at 5:30 p.m. To learn more and register, click here.

A separate class on Dec. 3 is for homeowners planning to remove existing turf areas and upgrade their landscaping. The WaterSmart Landscape Design for Homeowners is a three-hour workshop that focuses on the basics of how to design a landscape that saves water and enhances curb appeal. Highlighted topics include landscape design, turf removal, plant selection, irrigation and implementation.

To learn more and register, 
click here.

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 $218 billion economy and quality of life of 3.2 million residents.