The Rancho Santa Fe Post

Live WaterSmart Campaign Launched by SD Water Authority

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The San Diego Water Authority announced a new education campaign this week. The "WaterSmart" campaign is aimed at educating homeowners on conservation strategies and increasing awareness of water-saving initiatives like WaterSmart Checkups and the Sustainable Landscapes Program.

At a press conference Water Authority Board Chair, Mark Weston, said, "We must make the most of our water resources regardless of the weather, and I am confident that people across the San Diego region will continue to answer the call to Live WaterSmart."

Last month, the Santa Fe Irrigation District voted unanimously to discontinue mandatory water-use restrictions. Nevertheless, a few water restrictions continue to be enforced by the state, which include: 

  • Potable water may not be used to wash sidewalks and driveways.
  • Allowing runoff from irrigation is prohibited.
  • Shut off nozzles must be used when washing cars.
  • Irrigating outdoors during and within 48 hours following measurable rainfall is prohibited.

According to a Water Authority release,

"The Live WaterSmart campaign is designed to maintain the region’s focus on making the best use of precious water supplies, for instance, by washing full loads of laundry and dishes, looking for and fixing leaks and overspray in irrigation systems, and replacing lawns with climate-appropriate, water-efficient plants."

 The campaign also entails outdoor and online advertisements to encourage water conservation.