In the spirit of being thankful, let’s take a moment to recognize the silent hero of your Thanksgiving dinner. Water. That’s right, football and turkey may have been the stars of the show in previous years, but now it’s time to recognize the real glue that holds this day together. Water plays a critical role … More Be Thankful for Thy Tap
There is nothing spooky or mysterious about our tap water, so consider it your default source for all of your water needs. No tricks here, just the treats of safe, dependable, life-sustaining water. During this Halloween season, the only thing SAWPA and its partner agencies are brewing is an avenue to continue delivering reliable tap … More Witch way to thirst quenching tap water?
It can be easy to overlook the simplicity and ease of accessing clean and reliable tap water. I mean, just take a moment to think about all of the things you’ve done so far today. A warm cup of tea to start your morning, running a load of laundry during a break in your day … More Put your trust in tap: Why you can trust Your SoCal Tap Water
Typically, when temperatures rise during the summertime, so does our outdoor water usage and, in turn, our water bills. If we’re being honest, this season is when we need to pay the most attention to our water usage, and be thoughtful about where our water goes. Why? No one likes a bigger bill, and California’s … More School is out, summer is in: water saving mode activated
Your water agency rigorously and regularly tests the water it delivers to your home or business, and because we know exactly what is in your water, we can confidently say that regional tap water is a great, convenient, and cost-effective choice to drink every day. The details of each water agency’s unique chemical water makeup … More Understanding Your Water Quality
The State of California was expecting a triple La Niña winter this year which would have resulted in an extremely dry winter, an unfortunate forecast given the State’s historic drought conditions in 2022. Surprisingly and counter to predictions, California has had a remarkably wet winter with enough rainfall to curtail the drought and its water … More From Dry Seasons to Wet Winters: Why Does it Matter?
When some of us are asked to reimagine our landscape with drought resistant plants, an unappealing vision of dirt, rocks, too many cacti and succulents, often comes to mind. But your landscape does not have to be composed solely of cacti and succulents. Southern California is fortunate that a broad range of plants thrive here … More Droughts and No Water, Oh My! Let’s Change Our Landscape Together
The average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water every year according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A leak means water is gradually, and sometimes slowly, being lost from a system (toilet, sprinkler line, faucet, etc.,), and whether it’s a drip or a geyser, the gallons add up. The impacts on your home are serious, and … More Your water is running. You better go catch it.
A variety of chemicals have the ability to impact the quality and safety of our drinking water. Some are more obvious than others such as, lead, nitrate, chlorine, etc. All of these chemicals are well known contaminants that water workers strive to prevent. However, there are other chemicals to be aware of like per- and … More Our Fight Against the “Forever Chemicals”