Drought Alert: Mandatory Water Use Restrictions
The City enacted its Drought Alert mandatory water use restrictions on November 1, 2014, in response to serious drought conditions statewide. These restrictions remain in effect at this time and the City is asking residents to be sure to abide by these important rules, designed to reduce water consumption in these types of severe drought conditions. Read all water use restrictions currently in place.
Update: Funding for the City of San Diego's Grass Replacement Program has been exhausted and applications are no longer being accepted. We thank all of you who are participating in the program for making the choice to go water-wise.
You may, however, apply for a rebate through the SoCal Water$mart website, which is currently accepting applications for its Turf Removal Program.
Rebates for micro-irrigation and rain barrels are still available through the City of San Diego on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about these programs, visit the Rebate Programs page.
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Residential and Commercial Water Surveys Available At No Cost
Leaks and over irrigation can cause significant waste. The City of San Diego offers Water Conservation services, including its Residential Water Survey, Multi-Family Survey, Commercial Survey and Water-Wise Business Survey programs. These free programs are available to property owners and tenants located within the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department's service area.
For a survey appointment and more information, call (619) 570-1999, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free California-Friendly Landscape Classes
A water-efficient yard is a great way to save water during the drought, and long thereafter. Need more inspiration? Then sign up for a FREE California-Friendly Landscape Class!
The San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies (including the City of San Diego) are partnering with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to offer free training classes on WaterSmart landscaping. The classes introduce a holistic approach to landscape design and maintenance that emphasizes water-use efficiency. Participants will learn to think about landscapes from the soil up and to design landscapes that are sustainable in the San Diego climate.
For a schedule and information on all of the free WaterSmart landscaping classes in the County, please visit: Water Smart California Friendly Landscape Training Class.