Drought Information and Resources
Drought Alert: Mandatory Water Use Restrictions
The City of San Diego has been mandated by the state to cut its collective water use by 16%, between June 1, 2015 and February of 2016. The City is currently under mandatory water use restrictions and is asking residents to be sure to abide by these important rules, designed to reduce water consumption and help us meet our goal. Click here to read all water use restrictions currently in place.
In addition to these very specific water use restrictions, below are water conservation tips that every household can use.
- San Diego County Water Authority
- Water Conservation Garden
- California Department of Water Resources Drought Information
- Be Water Wise, Metropolitan Water District and The Family of So. Calif. Water Agencies
- Save Our Water Program
- The Nifty Fifty (PDF) Plants for California Friendly Landscapes
- California Landscape Contractors Association Water Management Conservation Program
- California Invasive Plant Council
- Keep it in the Garden: (PDF) Protect California's Natural Habitats Brochure, courtesy of the U.C. Cooperative Extension.
- Learn how to have a Water Saver Home, courtesy of the California Urban Water Conservation Council(requires Macromedia Flash player)
- Sunset Magazine's "Easy Water-Wise Gardening"(PDF)
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- Water Education Foundation's Conservation Tips
- Water: H2O=Life, American Museum of Natural History
- WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities