Your SoCal Tap Water


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 are explained, tracked and documented as part of annual consumer confidence reports (CCR) that outline testing results… Read More

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 polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS or the “forever chemicals”. These types of chemicals can enter our… Read More

Every element on Earth has a starting point, its origin. Whether water is traveling by rain or snow, it experiences a unique journey around the world. When trying to understand the process of how water reaches our faucets and its cleanliness, it is important to understand that the process can vary from state to state, even country to country. Although some countries retrieve water from similar sources such as rivers and reservoirs,… Read More

It’s no secret that water is essential to our existence and critical for the human body. Hydration allows the body to perform properly. An important part of water consumption is where it comes from and the sustainability of how it’s packaged. Let’s explore the advantages of using tap water in a refillable container when compared to purchasing bottled water. There are many perks of tap water, and here is a short list… Read More

It comes naturally – all it takes is a tap of the faucet handle for a cool drink, a press of a button for a fresh wash of clothes or a turn of the handle for a morning shower. Thankfully, you can always count on safe and reliable water from SAWPA and our partners. While this truth may be simple, it is not simply achieved. Let’s investigate where your water starts, how… Read More

With spring now in full bloom, it’s the perfect time to include kids in the quest to be water-wise as we water our gardens, wash our pets and play in the sprinklers. Changing a few simple habits can have a significant impact on water consumption. Teaching children to embrace water-wise behavior at a young age can help nourish our communities for generations to come. Eastern Municipal Water District recently announced the winners… Read More

Did you know that the water that flows straight to your tap is safe, environmentally-friendly and cheaper than bottled water? The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and its water-wise regional partners deliver high-quality and safe water to you 24/7 for all your daily uses. From gulping down an ice-cold cup of tap water after a workout to quenching the thirst of your household plants, tap water plays a crucial role in… Read More

Southern California is home to some of the world’s most beautiful plant varieties. Just take a walk down your neighborhood street to explore an eye-candy feast of enchanting flowers, succulents, shrubs and fruit trees. The diverse SoCal ecosystem supplies no shortage of lush landscape options to imagine in your own backyard.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, outdoor water use accounts for an average of 30% of total household water use in the… Read More

This new year, refresh your water-saving knowledge and create your most water-efficient home yet.   As Californians, we know that every raindrop, snowflake and turn of the faucet counts. This month, we’re focusing on empowering you to save water by learning simple at-home hacks and low-priced products to help save this precious resource.   Discover how to master your water meter and tap into water-saving accessories to trim usage and prevent waste. Dive into 2022 with empowered resolutions focused on conservation!   Water meter mastery  If you have running water, you have a water meter that tracks how much water has been used on your property. Learning how to read your… Read More

This month, we sat down with the Orange County Water District’s (OCWD) Board Director Bruce Whitaker for a Q&A about regional efforts to mitigate drought, the use of reclaimed water and what the future holds for Southern California’s water infrastructure. Whitaker is also SAWPA’s Vice Chair/Commissioner, serves on the One Watershed One Water (OWOW) Steering Committee and is the Mayor of Fullerton, California.