To provide environmental compliance and coordination on Sweetwater Authority projects and to coordinate with governments agencies on funding, legislation and watershed management.
Sweetwater Authority is a joint powers public agency was formed by National City and the South Bay Irrigation District in 1977. Sweetwater Authority manages and operates the water system that serves National City, western Chula Vista and Bonita. Sweetwater Authority acts as the lead agency for environmental compliance on all of our water service-related projects. Copies of environmental documents currently in public review are available at our administration office or can be accessed by clicking the adjacent link.
Some of San Diego’s most important wildlife habitat is found in the natural areas surrounding Sweetwater Authority’s reservoirs. The habitat value is increased by Sweetwater Reservoir’s connection to the National Wildlife Refuge, as well as Loveland Reservoir’s location within the Cleveland National Forest. Check these links for information on Sweetwater Authority’s biological resource preservation and planning.
Sweetwater Authority’s water resources are provided by and directly affected by the Sweetwater River and its watershed. Both Sweetwater and Loveland reservoirs are located on the Sweetwater River, and the groundwater we use in the lower basin is linked to the watershed. Watershed Management tracks watershed development and coordinates with community groups and local agencies to monitor the health of the watershed.
Watershed Management monitors relevant legislation and investigates grant opportunities that could be beneficial to accomplishing SWA’s mission.