March 6, 2017
Fleet Science Center Provides New Look at the World of Water
The Water Authority and the City of San Diego on Mar. 2 announced the completion of an exhibit about the region's critical and complex water resources that is on permanent display at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. The theme is "Water Supply Reliability for the 21st Century: Innovation and Conservation," underscoring the countywide priorities of investing in water supply reliability while making the most of the region's water resources. The exhibit replaces an earlier version that debuted about a decade ago.

The updated exhibit includes information about the Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, including a reverse-osmosis filter similar to the ones in Carlsbad that purify approximately 50 million gallons per day. It also includes a colorful design, along with photos, text, data and charts to explain how the region's most precious natural resource is collected, cleaned and distributed.

The Fleet's water exhibit is supported by the Water Authority and the City of San Diego and the upgrade was funded by a grant from the Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable Trust.

Click here for Fleet Science Center hours and admission prices.

As a thank you for your readership, WaterSource subscribers can enter to win two tickets to the Fleet Science Center (including an IMAX film). The deadline to enter is March 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Ten entries will be selected at random and winners will be notified by March 17.

Check the Water Authority's Facebook and Twitter page for more chances to win. Click here to enter to win.
The San Vicente Dam Raise project in East County is one of many Water Authority projects that ensures water supply reliability for the region.
Did you see?

The Voice of San Diego published an opinion piece Feb. 28 by Water Authority Board Chair Mark Muir about strategic steps taken to minimize the local impact of emergencies at Oroville Dam or elsewhere.

"The Water Authority's preparations mean that the county does not depend on Lake Oroville and the State Water Project for nearly a third of its water supplies, as has been widely reported for Southern California as a whole," Muir states. "Even if State Water Project deliveries were reduced to accommodate Oroville repairs, there's sufficient water in storage to meet local needs, in combination with supplies from the Colorado River and local resources such as the desalination plant."

Click here to read more.
Change you Clocks, Check your Irrigation Timers

With daylight saving time starting this Sunday, remember to turn your clocks forward, and check your irrigation controller. As seasons change and plants become established, their watering needs change. Properly irrigating your landscape saves water and helps your plants thrive.

Click here for tips about setting your irrigation controller.