Drought Restrictions Now in Effect
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Oceanside residents and businesses have done a commendable job saving water but we must do more. Click here for Ways to Save Water.
Gold is the new Green!
Spruce up your golden lawn with a drought sign telling your neighbors that you are doing your part to save Oceanside's water. Pick up a sign today at the Water Utilities Department at City Hall. Located at 300 N. Coast Hwy, M-F between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:00 pm.
|Simple water-savings investments can help save gallons of water per day.|
|Rebate Amount||Water Savings|
|Turf Removal*||$1-$2/ sq. ft.||44 gallons/sq. ft./year|
|Smart Irrigation Controllers||$80/controller||40 gallons/day|
|Soil Moisture Sensor Systems||$80/sensor||4,200 gallons/station/year|
|Rain Barrels||$75/barrel||600 gallons/year|
|Rotating Irrigation Nozzles||$4/nozzle||Uses 20% less water than conventional sprinkler heads|
|High Efficiency Clothes Washer||$85 from MWD + $50 from SDG&E||20-30 gallons/load|
|High Efficiency Toilet||
$100/toilet From (DWR) The State Department of Water resources www.saveourwaterrebates.com
$100/toilet from (MWD) The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California www.socalwatersmart.com
*TURF REMOVAL REBATE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Metropolitan Water District has announced the closure of its turf rebate program due to the depletion of funding.
A waitlist has been created for applicants who wish to standby should funds become available at a later date. Customers will be selected from the waitlist on a first come first serve basis. For more information, visit www.socalwatersmart.com.
The San Diego County Water Authority and The U-T San Diego are teaming up again in 2015 to provide timely information about water conservation every Saturday in the Home and Garden section in the newspaper and online. The U-T will publish a question-and-answer column called "Dear Drought Fighter" to help San Diego Country residents make the most of limited water supplies during a severe statewide drought.
The column will feature a range of practical ideas, resources, and tools to help reduce water use in homes and businesses. Residents may submit questions to the Water Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be eligible for free conservation devices and items such as shower times and soil moisture sensors.
To view column online, please visit http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/feb/19/dear-drought-fighter-effort-save-water/