TURF REMOVAL REBATE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Drought Restrictions Now in Effect
Governor Brown’s first-ever executive order for mandatory water use reductions ranging from 4% to 36% is a clear indication that we need to step up our conservation efforts. To achieve Oceanside's assigned cutback of 20%, significant changes will need to be made, including reducing watering days to two days per week and eliminating water waste. It's more important than ever that everyone adhere to current Level 2 Drought restrictions and worktogether as a community to achieve our conservation targets. Thank you for doing your part to ensure we meet the state mandate and for helping to make Oceanside a more water efficient community. For help in becoming more water efficient at your home or business, Oceanside will provide a free water use evaluation.
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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||2.2-3.8 gallons/flush|
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/