Know Your H2O

San Diego City Council to Vote on Pure Water

November 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, November 18th, the San Diego City Council will vote on two items that would allow the City to pursue a 20-year potable reuse program designed to reduce the outflow of sub-standard treated wastewater in our ocean, while… more »

Do You Really Know Your H2O?

September 15th, 2014

Join us for our next quarterly chapter meeting on Wednesday, October 15th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Karl Strauss Tasting Room, located at 5985 Santa Fe Street. Guests will receive one free taster courtesy of Karl Strauss and pizza… more »

Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program in the news

August 19th, 2014

Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Garden’s program was recently featured in a San Diego Union Tribune article about local water-saving resources.  The article features tips and resources for local residents looking to cut back on their water use in the… more »

if you love the coast, you may want to kill your lawn.

July 7th, 2014

Turning away from the tradition of a lawn with sprinklers may seem extreme to some. But the truth about turf is that it’s too thirsty for Southern California’s arid climate, especially during a drought. Why does this matter… more »

Garden Assistance Party in Carlsbad

June 28th, 2014

Want to learn practical skills creating a landscape that protects our ocean? If so, sign up for our Garden Assistance Party on Saturday, July 12th from 9am-3pm in Carlsbad. We will be returning to the location of our… more »

Can You Hear Me Now? County Water Authority Turns Deaf Ear to the Public

April 7th, 2014

After receiving comments from more than 200 San Diego County residents and sharp criticism from at least five environmental groups, the County Water Authority decided on March 27th its staff had drafted a nearly perfect master plan and… more »

Surfrider chimes in on water conservation targets

April 4th, 2014

Since we are at the “end of the pipe” here in San Diego, Surfrider believes that we need to have more aggressive water conservation targets than the State mandated 20% by 2020; especially since we are already achieving… more »

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The easiest way to conserve water? Price it right

March 27th, 2014

Written by a Know Your H2O volunteer: Water conservation is often touted as a cheap and efficient solution to California’s water crisis. The city of Sydney in Australia, for example, uses about 80 gallons per person per day… more »

San Diego County Water Authority Wants All Residents to Pay for Costly Desalination—Even if Their City Doesn’t Buy It

March 27th, 2014

Environmental groups call for a decision delay on the fee structure that could embed desalination rates into fixed costs paid by all customers San Diego, 27, 2014- The San Diego County Water Authority wants City of San Diego… more »

Environmental Organizations Say County Water Authority is Missing the Mark on its Water Supply Plan

March 27th, 2014

Groups warn that the water wholesaler fails to address big picture impacts of its shortsighted strategy San Diego, March 26, 2014- The San Diego County Water Authority has a chance on Thursday to update its regional water supply plan to… more »