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Water Conservation

Surveys & Rebate Programs Available Now!

Residential and Commercial Water Surveys

Leaks and over irrigation can cause significant waste. The City of San Diego offers free Water Conservation services:

For a survey appointment and more information, call (619) 570-1999, or email

June 1 through October 31 Watering Restrictions

June 1 marks the day where City of San Diego water irrigation times change to accommodate the longer and warmer days of summer. From June 1 through October 31, when the weather is hotter, customers must water their landscape prior to 10 a.m. in the morning, and not until after 6:00 p.m. in the evening, to lessen evaporation and get the most out of your water use.

When water timers are set correctly, customers are using water more efficiently. For more information on water conservation and the City's landscape watering calculator, which helps customers determine the amount of water use according to their specific landscape design, visit the Waste No Water Information and Resources page.

Tools to Help Eliminate Water Waste

A Landscape Watering Calculator is available here, to help you determine how long to water your landscape.

In addition, the San Diego County Water Authority offers a Residential Household Water Use Calculator to help residents estimate how much water they use in their homes, and provides practical tips for conserving.

Rebate Programs

The City's Public Utilities Department has residential and commercial outdoor rebate programs to help customers save in a big way. Funded primarily by state grants competitively sought and obtained by the City, the rebates are available to eligible single-family, multi-family and commercial customers on a first-come, first served basis. Click the icons to the right to learn more about micro-irrigation, turf removal and rainwater harvesting (rain barrels) rebates.