Customers in Chula Vista, National City and Bonita are asked to continue voluntary water conservation, up to ten percent. Like most water agencies in Southern California, the imported water supply to Sweetwater Authority was reduced beginning July 1, 2009. However, unlike most other agencies, Sweetwater Authority is encouraging customers to meet water reduction goals through community outreach and education programs, without penalties or mandatory water use restrictions.
Sweetwater Authority’s investments in drought-proof water resources over many decades have provided more flexibility in responding to current water supply conditions. For more information, call the Water Efficiency Helpline at 619-409-6779. For a copy of the Updated Drought Resolution click here. For a copy of the Updated Drought Plan, click here.
Reminder: Spring has arrived. Now is the time to inspect those irrigation systems. Need help or additioanl resources, give us a call. The water Efficiency helpline is (619) 409-6779
The San Diego County Water Authority has launched the 2012-2013 turf removal program. Please visit the below website for enrollment and program details.
No property that is currently under landscape rennovation will be eligible. All properties must have existing living turf. A site inspection will be required to verify the site meets minimun qualifications. No artificial turf will be allowed. Additional details and restrictions will be released as they are made available by the San Diego County Water Authority.
Interested in knowing what rebates are available for your home or commercial properties. Please visit the following website http://www.socalwatersmart.com/ Below is a partial list of our most popular rebated devices.
- High Efficiency Toilets
- Weatherbased Irrigation Controller
- Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles
- High Efficiency Clothes Washer
Have you ever wondered how much water your household is consuming? Try this new tool and see the results. http://www.sdcwa.org/water-calculator
You can request a history report of your water usage along with a Free water survey by calling our Water Efficiency line (619) 409-6779.
"Good News" Irrigation retrofits are now available for apartment, condominium, townhome communities, and Public parks serving multi family communities. This program is being administered by the Metropolitan Water District of SouthernCalifornia (MWD). Please visit MWD's conservation website at www.bewaterwise.com for additional details . Please note funding is limited.
FREE, Water Efficient Landscape Plans
Sweetwater Authority, in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Helix Water District, Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Otay Water District, the Water Conservation Garden, and the San Diego County Water Authority's Communications Grant program, acquired the services of four widely known San Diego landscape architects to draw model landscape plans that comport with the state's new Model Landscape Ordinance.
Sweetwater Authority customers are encouraged to use the following professionally drawn, water-efficient landscape plans for single family homes. The Landscapes for San Diego Project produced four exciting landscape plans, each rendered for a model home by well-known San Diego landscape architects. Each architect themed his/her plans to fit common family audiences:
A unique plant selection accompanies each design. Irrigation plans and watering schedules are included. Plant photos and color rendering add information and make these exciting plan packages attractive and user friendly. Have a look at the Plans.
|Sweetwater Authority Drought Resolution Updates
|Energy & Water Conservation Links
|Order publications about conservation, such as how to save water, low water gardening and irrigation.
10 Ways to Save Water Outdoors [PDF]
|Learn about water-efficient products for your home or business at:
Want to become a Master Composter? Sign for an educational class provided by the city of Chula Vista on composting. Click on the link for more details http://www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us/clean/EnvironmentalServices/composting.asp
The San Diego County Water Authority is asking that everyone do their part in conserving 20 gallons of water per day. What that means to you is about a ten percent reduction in water use. More.
How can I save water in my home or multi-family property?
There are simple ways residents can save water in and around the home, for low or no cost.
How can I save water in my business?
Business and commercial customers are encouraged to replace old appliances and fixtures with water-saving equipment. Also, efficiencies with landscape watering can reap significant savings. Click here for tips.
Where can I go to see a California native garden?
Visit the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College. Learn how to save water with native plants, efficient gardening practices and irrigation techniques. The Garden is located in Rancho San Diego (within the Sweetwater River watershed). More.
What is graywater?
Graywater is untreated wastewater that has not been contaminated by toilet discharges. Discarded water from bathroom sinks, showers, clothes washing machines, laundry basins are sources of graywater. Graywater does not include kitchen sinks or dishwashers. Graywater is not "recycled water." For more, see our graywater fact sheet , or visit the County of San Diego graywater info page.
The San Diego County Water Authority has a free web-based tool to help you design your garden and get plant ideas. Check this link.