Check out this letter submitted by Surfrider to the City of San Diego urging our region to achieve in 20 years what Australia achieved in 10 years. Parts of Australia with a similar climate achieved a 35% reduction in water use by implementing outdoor irrigation restrictions, rebates on efficient water fixtures, and tiered water rates. The letter also includes a peer-reviewed paper with all of details.
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 those goals! Many parts of the world have had much more success with water conservation than we have here, and we believe we can do more!