Did you know that 60 percent of a typical southern California household's annual water use goes to water the landscape (click here to see water smart landscape designs). Saving water in and around your house is easy and can save you money. Install water efficient fixtures. Take simple steps to fix leaks and avoid waste, and you may be able to cut this use by over one-third! Check out our rebate offerings below, including the newly launched regional turfgrass replacement program for front yards.
Visit the Water Conservation Garden to take a class, or take the online residential survey to determine how much water you use and get recommendations to use water more efficiently. In addition to helping the environment, you can save money on your water, wastewater, and energy bills.
Landscape Water Use Calculator:
Not sure how much water to use to irrigate your home landscape? Use the calculator to develop a customized watering schedule, based upon your plant type, soil type, sprinkler type, and geographic location.
The District currently has rebates for the following devices through June 30, 2013 or until funding is exhausted:
• $4 per rotating sprinkler nozzle, minimum of 15
• $120 for High Efficiency Clothes Washers
• UP TO $140 for a "Smart" or weather-based irrigation controller (less than one irrigated acre)
• $25 per irrigation station (for residential sites of 1+ acres)
• NEW! $1.50/square foot rebate to replace existing irrigated turfgrass with water-wise plants- visit http://turfreplacement.watersmartsd.org for details
Click here to download an application to receive a rebate for high efficiency clothes washers, rotating nozzles, and "smart" controllers.
A limited number of free residential surveys are available upon request. For more details, contact email@example.com
Residential California Friendly Landscape Contest
The deadline for a district sponsored landscape contest for residents who have installed water conserving landscape after removing grass is April 5, 2013. The best residential California friendly, water conserving front yard landscape conversion site will be awarded a Best in District $250.00 first prize. For addional information including application and eligibility requirements and to see photos of winning landscapes from previous years, visit the contest website: www.landscapecontest.com
The Water Conservation Garden:
Visit the 5-acre Water Conservation Garden and take a class, or see displays of beautiful water-smart gardening themes. Classes are regularly offered on removing unused grass lawns, creating a wildlife habitat, and irrigation design.
The Water Saver Home:
Take the tour to investigate your water saving opportunities in each area of your home. Click here to take the tour.
Questions about our residential water conservation programs? Contact us at:
Richard Namba, Water Conservation Specialist, 619-670-2730, firstname.lastname@example.org