July 26, 2016
Water Authority Launches Regional "Live WaterSmart" Campaign

A new outreach and education campaign launched July 26 by the Water Authority encourages the region to Live WaterSmart even though state water-use mandates have been lifted.

The Live WaterSmart campaign promotes everyday actions that make the best use of water while promoting programs such as free WaterSmart Checkups for homes and businesses, WaterSmart landscaping classes, and a new incentive program coming soon as part of the San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program.
The campaign was created to help maintain what's already a strong regional commitment to water-use efficiency. In June 2016 - the first month following the end of state water-use reduction mandates - water use in June was down 23 percent compared to June 2013.
Improved Newsletter is Mobile-Friendly

The Water Authority has revamped its WaterSource newsletter to coincide with today's launch of the Live WaterSmart campaign. WaterSource will continue to provide news about water issues such as construction projects, meetings and events, legislation, water-use efficiency and more -- all in a concise, easily read format that is now mobile-friendly. 

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San Vicente Dam Raise
Emergency & Carryover Storage Project Earns International Acclaim

The Emergency & Carryover Storage Project, a multi-decade effort of the Water Authority to increase the reliability and resiliency of the region's water system, won an Award of Merit in the annual Global Best Projects competition held by the industry publication Engineering News-Record. It is the second time in four months that a Water Authority project has earned international honors.

$1.5 billion storage project makes water available for the San Diego region in the event of an interruption in imported water deliveries, for instance by drought or earthquake.

Did you see?
CBS8 reported about the launch of the Water Authority's long-term water-use efficiency campaign, Live WaterSmart. 

"Despite a huge jump in population since the 90s, and economic growth, water use is on the decline," said CBS8. "The region has become a state and national leader in water-use efficiency and plans to keep that reputation."
Water doesn't have to be a dry subject.

The Water Authority is accepting nominations and applications for the Fall 2016 Citizens Water Academy class. Participants learn how the Water Authority helps protect the region's economy and quality of life through its water supply diversification strategy. The academy includes two weeknight classroom sessions, along with one Saturday classroom session and facilities tour. Classes fill quickly, so apply today!
Click here to learn more and apply.