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.
The SoCal Watersmart Turf Removal Program waitlist will be closed effective November 1st, 2015. No new applications will be accepted after that date. Customers who already have applied for and been added to the waitlist will be informed on a case-by-case basis when/if funding becomes available for their turf removal projects.
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/