But when water simply comes out of a tap when we need it and disappears down a drain when we are done with it, it becomes easy to be disconnected from this vital resource. We are here to help. Orient yourself to local water issues by starting here at Water 101. In the sections below, we’ll discuss where San Diego’s water supply comes from, where our water goes when we are done using it, and how water interacts with land as it moves through a watershed.
Water is fundamental to all life on earth. We have yet to discover an organism that can survive without it. Water supports our body functions, keeps us clean and hydrated, and enables us to grow the food that keeps us alive.