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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

When it comes to water news in Southern California, the drought dominated headlines for several years. But having enough water for everyone who lives and works here isn’t the only water concern we face. Our water needs to be clean, too. We expect that when we turn on our kitchen sinks, the water that flows out is consistently clean and safe for cooking, cleaning and drinking. The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority… Read More

A task force encourages collaboration among multiple agencies to tackle challenges in a cooperative manner. The Santa Ana Watershed Project Association (SAWPA) facilitates several task forces in order to take on complex matters that are more effectively handled collectively. In 2008, SAWPA organized the Emerging Constituents Task Force in an effort to work with the Regional Water Quality Resources Control Board and help improve water quality along the Santa Ana River Watershed.  … Read More

June gloom is over and the summer heat continues throughout Southern California. If you are looking to cool down and enjoy a refreshing summer treat, why not check out some of our drink recipes made with tap water? Tap water in California is heavily regulated and safe to consume. It is the perfect ingredient for any recipe! Each year, the California State Water Resources Control Board requires public water agencies to provide… Read More

Is bottled water really better than tap? According to one episode of ABC’s 20/20, it is neither healthier nor tastier. In fact, mostly what we pay for is the hype. ABC’s 20/20 put the idea that bottled water tastes better than tap to the test, pitting tap water against: Evian – one of the original ritzy French brands that started the bottled water craze Aquafina – a bestselling brand by Pepsi, which is… Read More

A Sit-Down with Ken Marshall, the Lab Manager for Eastern Municipal Water District Ken Marshall is responsible for monitoring the safety of tap water used by people who live between Box Springs State Park and Temecula. When I first meet him in the lab at Eastern Municipal Water District, it became clear that he is passionate about his job and he takes his responsibility to water customers very seriously. On his desk is a… Read More

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