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Water Authority Supports Regional Funding Programs

The Water Authority administers, supports and funds cost-effective programs related to natural resources, water-use efficiency, water recycling, potable reuse, water quality technologies, groundwater, stormwater, climate change response, flood management and water-related public engagement throughout the region.


Integrated Regional Water Management Program For The San Diego Region

Funding for the IRWM grant program has been provided by three voter-approved measures:

  • Proposition 50 (2002)
  • Proposition 84 (2006)
  • Proposition 1 (2014)

The grant program is administered by the Water Authority on behalf of the Regional Water Management Group, which includes the Water Authority, City of San Diego and County of San Diego. The 74 projects that have received $111.7 million in IRWM grant funding have been or are being implemented by public agency and non-profit sponsors.

There are no new grant opportunities at this time.

linkIRWM Website

Local Water Supply Development Program

Funded by the Water Authority, the Local Water Supply Development Program provides a financial incentive of up to $200 per acre-foot of beneficial reuse for qualifying projects that demonstrate a financial need and replace a potable water demand upon the Water Authority.

download this documentRecycled Water Application

Local Resources Program

Administered by the Water Authority and funded by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, this program underwrites local recycled water and groundwater recovery projects during the initial years of operation. The program provides incentives of up to $250 per acre-foot for qualified projects.

download this documentLocal Resource Application

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