A Message from the Director

I am very pleased to share with you that the City of San Diego's Public UtilitiesDepartment continues to provide high quality and affordable drinking water toyou each and every day.

Because of the severe drought the entire state of California is facing, this is avery challenging time in San Diego's water history. As of the writing of this report, the City is joining the rest of California to meet various water-use reduction levels. San Diego is required by the State to reduce water use by 16 percent by the end of February 2016. This is in addition to the many conservation measures we've incorporated and savings goals that many of us accomplished since the last major drought.

While we are extremely confident about the quality of water delivered to yourhomes and businesses, as a community we must rethink how we use this quality water. We have to challenge ourselves to adapt to this new water reality: it is a limited resource and it is becoming more so. Rethinking water use outdoors is by far the area with the most potential for savings. However there are other ways to save so that all San Diegans can do their part to reduce water use.

With a semi-arid coastal climate, San Diego has a unique natural beauty, mild year-roundweather that is the envy of many, and an incredible diversity that applies to our residents, our economy and attractions that rival those of other world-class cities. Simply put, our quality of life is superb. Water is integral to maintaining the San Diego lifestyle. Together, we must value water, use it more wisely and never waste it.

I am confident this report will shed some light on just how valuable water is, howmuch effort is involved to deliver this precious resource, and some tools to help us reduce our use.

Signature, Halla Razak
Halla Razak
Director of Public Utilities

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About This Report

We at the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department are pleased to present youwith the annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2014, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Division of Drinking Water require that all water agencies produce an annual report on the previous year informing customers about the quality of their drinking water.

The City of San Diego's annual Drinking Water Quality Report includes details aboutwhere your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to state standards. In 2014, as in years past, your tap water met all state and federal drinking water health standards (primary standards for treating and monitoring water). The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department vigilantly safeguards our water supplies and once again, we are proud to report that our system has never violated a maximum contaminant level or any other water quality standard. This report is a snapshot of last year's water quality.