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Water Conservation

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Efficient water use is a way of life in San Diego, and it is important to remember that permanent water use restrictions remain in effect regardless of the drought status. Note that new water restrictions went into effect beginning June 10, 2022.

In addition to efficient water use practices, the City has a number of resources available to help residents and businesses reduce water consumption.

Water Conservation Tips

These simple and effective tips can help you save water and money.

Water Survey Programs

Free residential survey programs are available to property owners and tenants. In addition, there are several water survey programs available for commercial, institutional and industrial businesses.


A number of rebates are available to San Diegans to help make water-saving options more affordable.

Water Use Restrictions

The City has year-round city and state permanent mandatory water restrictions in place, and new restrictions went into effect June 10, 2022. Review them to make sure you're in compliance. 

Enforcement and Penalties

The City enforces permanent water use restrictions. City staff educates the public, works with residents and businesses, and issues Warning Notifications, Notices of Violation and Administrative Citations.

Non-Compliant Plumbing Fixtures, Alterations and Disclosure

The City of San Diego no longer requires property owners to file a Water Conservation Certificate upon the resale of their property.

Get It Done Smartphone App

The City's Get It Done App, available for iPhones and Androids, allows users to report water waste quickly and easily.

Other Water Use Resources

Learn about the many other water savings options available from other agencies.