Water Reliability Coalition


Dedicated to Securing San Diego's Water Supply

Water Reliability Coalition

The San Diego region has a water supply dilemma: we import more than 80% of our water. Our members agree we need a better water supply solution, so we are working to advance water reuse to diversify the region's water portfolio, reduce our reliance on imported water and bring positive environmental, social and economic impacts to the greater San Diego region. We are a broad-based affiliation of environmental, consumer, business, labor, ratepayer and technical organizations that look forward to our region securing a safe, reliable, sustainable & cost-effective local water supply. Learn More


San Diego's Water Supply


Our History

In 2008, water recycling was abuzz among concerned groups in the San Diego region. On September 24, 2008 Surfrider Foundation, BIOCOM and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce held an event to highlight the benefits and importance of their shared goal of educating the community on the importance of using recycled water.  November 10th of the same year, San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association came together to form the Water Reliability Coalition to address San Diego's water crisis and diminishing water supply. Learn More →


Why do we need to recycle wastewater?

San Diego’s water supply relies heavily on importing water from hundreds of miles away, making the region vulnerable to a water shortage in the event of natural disasters and drought. By recycling water, the region has a locally controlled source of drinking water on hand at all times. 

Additionally, due in part to droughts and new water policies, importing water is becoming increasingly more expensive and unavailable. As San Diego’s population expands, residents’ consumption of water will increase, making increased local water supplies more imperative to alleviate the region's water shortage.