Water Efficiency

Supply Updates

On March 23, 2016, the San Juan Board of Directors approved moving from a Stage 4 Water Crisis Conservation level back to a Stage 2 Water Alert Conservation level with a voluntary 10 percent use reduction. By moving to Stage 2 from Stage 4, the 10 percent drought surcharge will also be removed, effective April 1, 2016.

Even though the drought stage has been reduced, we encourage customers to continue to conserve and use water efficiently. Though we anticipate the State Board will eliminate or reduce the conservation requirements in May, there is a chance they won’t. This could mean San Juan would be required to reinstate a higher drought stage. Because of this, we ask customers to be aware of this possibility when replanting landscapes.

To read all of the Conservation Stage 2 Water Alert requirements, please click here.


WEL Garden
A Joint Service with Our Wholesale Customers

WEL garden

Looking for ways to improve water efficiency in your landscape? 

Visit the Water Efficient Landscape (WEL) Garden behind our office for inspiration to create a landscape that looks beautiful every season. The garden demonstrates efficient irrigation and ways to use non-water using material to create a beautiful landscape. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Get Involved

We’re spreading the word about water efficiency. You can join these efforts, too! Water is one of our most valuable resources. While it may seem abundant, it’s not. All the water we have today is all the water we’ll ever have. With a growing population and changing climate patterns, it’s important for everyone to use our supplies wisely. Doing so will help ensure water is available during drought years and for generations to come. Together, we can make a difference.

Local Efforts

Take the Blue Thumb pledge! Join others who’ve made the commitment to use water efficiently.

Statewide Efforts

Check out Save Our Water to see what’s happing in California. If you’re with an organization or business, become a partner and share tips with your members/employees, colleagues and audiences. Save Our Water makes it easy to get involved.