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San Diego airport sustainability


San Diego Airport shows sustainability leadership through water stewardship plan

$3 million

saved on stormwater compliance and potable water requirements


of non-potable water needs offset through new stormwater management approach


  • The San Diego International Airport spent millions annually on stormwater quality management and drinking water costs.
  • The airport needed a bold water stewardship program that addressed water conservation, water quality, and flood risk.
  • Through a series of facilitated workshops and technical analyses, we helped align disparate needs and goals into a common vision.
  • Our plan helped airport management bolster its commitment to sustainability, offsetting most of the airport’s non-potable water usage needs with stormwater collection and reuse efforts.

For more information, contact:

Headshot of woman, Beth Breitenbach

Beth Breitenbach

Program Manager, Energy & Mining