The San Diego County Water Authority partnered with San Diego singer and guitarist Jon Foreman of Switchfoot to create a series of videos highlighting the value of water to the region’s economy and quality of life. From sustaining world-famous tourist destinations to making world-class guitars, the San Diego lifestyle wouldn’t be possible without clean and reliable water supplies delivered by the Water Authority and its 24 member agencies.

Jon Foreman visits the Olivenhain Reservoir and talks with Senior Systems Operator Javier Chavez about how the Water Authority tests samples from the reservoir to provide data to multiple member agencies and ensure that regional drinking water is safe and reliable.

Jon Foreman visits a Vista Irrigation District lab to talk with Water Distribution Supervisor Dean Farris about how water is tested around the clock with the latest technology to ensure that they deliver the highest quality water possible.

Jon Foreman visits the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant and talks with Water Authority Operations and Maintenance Manager Chris Castaing about how the plant uses a multi-barrier treatment process to remove and kill viruses and bacteria, including coronaviruses.

San Diego County Water Authority engineering manager Neena Kuzmich takes local singer and guitarist Jon Foreman on a tour of the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant to see how 50 million gallons of drinking water are created from seawater every day.

Local singer and guitarist Jon Foreman of the band Switchfoot discusses the large-scale infrastructure that delivers safe and reliable water supplies to the San Diego region with Nathan Faber, a principal engineer at the Water Authority.

Jon Foreman of the local rock band Switchfoot goes behind the scenes with Jerry Reed, Director of Engineering at the San Diego County Water Authority, to learn how the Olivenhain Dam operates.

Jon discusses ways you can save water by purchasing water-efficient appliances for your home.

Take a virtual tour of The Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon with Jon.

Jon talks to Mark Cafferty, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp., about the importance of water to some of San Diego’s biggest industries.

Jon talks about the importance of water in the guitar making process and why a reliable water supply is crucial to San Diego businesses.