Take a Virtual Tour with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

By Kristiene Gong, San Diego County Water Authority

June 14, 2019

Switchfoot lead singer and guitarist Jon Foreman is the newest ambassador for water in San Diego County. Last year Jon joined us on a regional tour of several major water infrastructure and conservation projects, and we filmed highlights from each location so that you can take the tour virtually. Check it out here!

In a region that only gets about 10 inches of rain per year, we’ve worked hard to make sure we always have enough water to support our thriving $231 billion economy and 3.3 million residents. That’s why everyone’s investment in water infrastructure throughout the region is so important to sustaining our quality of life.

One of the places we visited on the tour was the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which provides approximately 50 million gallons of drinking water to the region each day. Another was Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir, which is part of the region’s Emergency Storage & Carryover Project. As part of this system of reservoirs, pipelines and pumping stations, the Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir was designed to protect the region in case of an interruption in imported water supplies due to an earthquake or other emergency.

Jon brought along his guitar along and played some music for us at the Water Conservation Garden. He talked about how, as a longtime San Diegan, he’s always looking for ways to conserve water and promote sustainable practices. The garden is a great resource for anyone who’s looking for inspiration for their own sustainable landscapes.

If you’re planning to join the fun at the Switchfoot BRO-AM beach fest on June 29, we’ll be hanging out by the water stations. Come fill your reusable bottle and learn more about the importance of water for everything we do in San Diego County.

Join Jon’s video tour here.

Kristiene Gong is a public affairs representative at the San Diego County Water Authority.