Your SoCal Tap Water


What better month to tap into specifics about the quality of your drinking water than August, which is National Water Quality Month? SoCal residents and businesses alike can always feel confident about the quality of their water, because their tap water is always fresh, clean and readily available. That’s the objective of the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and our member agencies. Let’s take a deep dive into what it means to have high-quality water and the benefits it adds to our lives.  Water quality is a priority.    Water… Read More

🎶 Summertime and the livin’ is easy! Fish are jumping and the water bill is high! 🎶   Who doesn’t love summertime in Southern California? If we had to take a guess, we would say your water meter. SoCal summers bring us sunbathing at the beach, surfing swells, lazily lounging poolside and soaking in loads of sunshine. Nevertheless, the season is also accompanied by drought and significant water shortages.  As we enter into an exciting summer of reemerging… Read More

Did you know that between 50% and 70% of the water you use may be going to water your lawn? And that, additionally, you may be over-watering your lawn? According to the EPA, most people overwater their lawn – which causes it to be unhealthy in addition to wasting water. The number-one reason people overwater their lawn is because sprinkler controllers are notoriously difficult to understand – and even to reach behind… Read More

Did you know that 20% of the energy used in the State of California is used to move and treat water? That more than just an interesting factoid. It actually has an impact our daily lives because energy is a kind of “hidden cost” in our water bills, so when you save water, you save energy and money. Conservation is especially important this summer since the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant was… Read More

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