Drought conditions are familiar issues for our community and region. San Diego County continues to experience record dry conditions, and declared shortages on the Colorado River and low levels in State reservoirs emphasize the need for continued water-use efficiency efforts by all Californians.
Today the Department of Water Resources announced a zero percent allocation of State Water Project supplies, which historically make up a small portion of our region’s water supply. Significant water storage and supply investments made by our regional wholesale provider, the San Diego County Water Authority have diversified and strengthened our region’s ability to withstand drought conditions. SDCWA has indicated they have enough water for our region to withstand several years of dry conditions. While these investments are critical for our region and economy, it is equally important for all of us to do our part to try to eliminate water waste and reduce water use. Small adjustments such as shorter showers, reducing irrigation times and maintaining efficient landscapes will make a difference in conserving this precious resource and help maintain reservoir levels as winter approaches. SFID appreciates the community’s support as we navigate a potentially dry winter. Learn about water-use efficiency tips, rebates and classes available at sfidwater.org/conservation.