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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.

Water efficiency is no longer a wish-list item or an afterthought – it is a reality that Californians must face together. On Oct. 19, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California, as water saving efforts continue to fall short of the state’s voluntary targets.   We all must find ways to step up water use efficiency efforts in our daily lives by being more mindful about indoor and outdoor use. This month we are breaking down how to practice mindfulness when it comes… Read More

This Halloween season we are tapping into the truth about tap versus bottled water. Water scare tactics are being used to sway the public into buying bottled water, but they simply aren’t true.   Don’t let these tap water scare tactics spook you from making use of the high-quality, safe and clean H2O available straight from your faucet. Let’s debunk the myths about tap water safety – tap water is actually held to much higher standards than bottled water.  Tap scare tactic #1: Bottled water is specially sourced.   Though your bottled water may advertise… Read More

Whether it’s an earthquake, wildfire or other disaster, Southern California households know that emergency situations can arise without warning. It’s always important to be ready – and what could be more vital than access to drinking water? While our communities may go for many years without a disruption in potable water service, every household should prepare for the possibility by having an emergency supply of water on hand.   Preparedness is everyone’s job,… Read More

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

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