New Water Authority App Allows Users to Report Water Wasters

Would you like to report water wasters when you see them?

There’s a new local app for that.

The San Diego County Water Authority has launched an app to help residents report broken sprinklers, excess irrigation and potential violations of local water-use rules – and even lets them add photos or videos.

The “When in Drought, Report Waste” mobile app, created by the Water Authority in partnership with its 24 member agencies, allows users to enter an address or use their GPS to pinpoint their location when reporting issues.

The app is available for download on Android and iPhones by clicking here.

“Residents and businesses across San Diego County are doing a great job saving water,” said Mark Weston, chair of the Water Authority’s Board of Directors, in a statement. “Often property owners are unaware of problems with their irrigation systems. Now when residents see water-waste issues in the community, they can use their smartphones to help correct the problem quickly.”

Once users report waste, it is up to the member agencies to respond to the reports in their areas. The reports are sent directly to the agencies. 

Users can also read about local and state water restrictions, find an agency, and read about local conservation resources and rebates in addition to reporting problems.

San Diegans have been meeting and exceeding Gov. Brown's water savings goal. In June, residents' water use dropped by 24 percent. 

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