Santa Margarita Water District Directors on Wednesday will honor three SustainaBlue Water Heroes, kicking off a new program to showcase individuals and organizations that reduce their water use during California’s historic drought.
Even with a comprehensive, $30 million plan to dramatically increase the use of recycled water and other initiatives, SMWD customers must reduce their water use to meet SMWD’s 24 percent reduction mandated by the state. The mandate took effect June 1.
SMWD knows that customers are responding to calls to use water more efficiently. Some, however, are leading by example, making them true SustainaBlue Water Heroes. SustainaBlue is SMWD’s initiative for outdoor water-use efficiency, including low water use plants, drip irrigation, keeping water on-site. Directors on Wednesday will honor:
Those honored Wednesday will receive a plaque, as well as a yard sign that proclaims them SustainaBlue Water Heroes. New heroes will be honored monthly; customers can send nominations to Public Information Manager Jonathan Volzke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at SMWD headquarters, 26111 Antonio Parkway. The public is welcome to attend.
The Santa Margarita Water District is the second-largest in Orange County, providing water and wastewater service to 154,000 residents in Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera, Coto de Caza, Talega and part of Mission Viejo.