SD’s Groundbreaking Measures in Water Conservation


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Medley: “SDCWA’s water-related achievements and capabilities are known in the industry worldwide.”

Part 2 of 2

SAN DIEGO—From a desalination plant in Carlsbad to a state-of-the-art leakage-detection device, San Diego has been making huge strides in water conservation, Lee & AssociatesMonique Medley tells GlobeSt.com. In Part 1of this two-part exclusive story, we spoke with Medley about the San Diego industries hardest hit by the drought. In Part 2, we discuss with her the county’s water-conservation achievements and advancements and what they will mean for water use going forward.

GlobeSt.com: What are some of the San Diego’s water-conservation accomplishments?

Medley: As a recent graduate of the SD County Citizens Water Academy—including lectures, tours of the Colorado River Aqueduct system and various reservoirs and water-treatment facilities—I am in awe of San Diego’s impressive innovations and water-conservation efforts. Already nationally known as a hub for innovation with an inspiring talent pool, San Diego was recently named “one of the smartest cities in the world” by National Geographic. Along this same vein, SDCWA’s water-related achievements and capabilities are known in the industry worldwide. Consequently, people come from all over to learn from our engineers. Long before the drought, SDCWA began promoting water conservation and helped to reduce the region’s per-capita water use by more than 20% since 2007, an impressive feat for a rapidly growing city. SDCWA aspires to continue fueling our $206-billion economy, limiting the financial impact on businesses and eliminating unnecessary outdoor water usage…

SD’s Groundbreaking Measures in Water Conservation

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