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San Diego: Free water survey program

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Free residential survey programs are available to property owners and tenants located within the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department’s service area. If you receive your water bill from a different agency, please check with that agency for its available resources and survey programs.

This City-wide program is offering free-of-charge single-family and multifamily (up to eight units) water surveys to water customers who pay their water bills to the City of San Diego. As part of this program, a Water Conservation Representative will tour your property to identify leaks and water-saving opportunities.

Participants can receive water-saving equipment and information, including low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators and other free items. The Representative will also evaluate your landscape and irrigation systems. Since this program emphasizes customer education, it is important the tenant/occupant be present at the time of the survey.

get more info: https://www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation/surveyprogram

San Diego: County Program to help Homeowners Makeover Landscaping

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When newcomers to the San Diego County Water Authority’s WaterSmart landscaping program tackle the prospect of giving their yards a water-saving makeover, their first questions aren’t about what they should tear out and what they should plant instead. It turns out their first questions are much more basic. Primal, even.

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“Who can do this for me? Who can I hire? Can I really do this myself?” said Joni German, assistant water resources specialist for the San Diego County Water Authority. “I think people just don’t know where to start. They don’t know that there can be a well-defined planning process to evaluating their landscape, thinking about what they’ve got and what they want.”

While San Diego’s water-savings numbers rebounded in March after a backsliding February, the WaterSmart program is still all about getting residents started on the path to drought-friendly efficiency. And that path just got a whole lot easier to navigate.

In addition to the existing three-hour workshop and four-class series (both of which are free), the WaterSmart Landscaping Makeover menu now includes a new Video On Demand series. The 17 videos, most clocking in at 3 to 8 minutes, allow you to traverse the makeover thickets at your own speed and in your own time. They cover everything from drawing up a landscaping plan to picking plants, retooling your irrigation and dumping your turf for good.

Get this (garden) party started

You will find the video series on the water authority’s WaterSmart Landscape Makeover page (landscapemakeover.watersmartsd.org). There are two introductory videos, followed by a six-step program that starts with “Identify Your Landscape Target” (how much water do you want to save and what types of plants and irrigation systems will get you there) and ends with “Care for Your WaterSmart Landscape.” (Hint: There will be weeding.)

The videos are short, but they are packed with information, so binge-watching is not recommended. (Although if you can keep track of the “Game of Thrones” hierarchy, you can probably handle “Toss Your Turf” and “Irrigate Like a Pro” in one sitting. Clearly, you rule.)

If you want to dip your toes in the knowledge pool, start with the two introductory videos, “WaterSmart San Diego County” and “WaterSmart Course Overview.” The former guides you through the features of a water-saving design, and the latter briefs you on what to expect from the upcoming course. There are also reassuring reminders that you don’t have to re-do your whole yard to make a difference.

read more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/may/06/water-saving-landscaping-tips-san-diego-county/

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Rebates and Free Stuff to Save Water in San Diego

We all need to save water, and save money!  Have you looked at your latest water bill?  Like most of us we got a bit of a shock with the summer’s water bill.

Here is some resources where you can get free stuff or free help conserving water and changing your landscaping.

Landscape training classes: The three-hour seminars are fast-paced and informative. They offer solutions to common landscape problems. Participants will learn to think about landscapes from the soil up. In addition, they will learn how to design landscapes that are sustainable in the San Diego climate. Class topics will include how to make the best use of the region’s limited rainfall, irrigate efficiently and choose the best plants for each yard.hen sign up for a FREE California-Friendly Landscape Class!

See schedule at: http://www.watersmartsd.org/programs/california-friendly-landscape-training-classes

Residential Water Surveys: All California American Water customers – both homeowners and renters – are eligible for a free program that will help you save water and money. By calling the conservation office or signing up at one of our conservation events, a certified conservation expert will visit your home to identify ways you can save water. A California American Water conservation expert will check for leaks in your current indoor and outdoor water systems, and at the same time provide conservation tips and devices. After the survey is completed, you will receive an individualized report with an evaluation of their results and personalized recommendations for further water conservation. Contact the San Diego County conservation office at (619) 522-6407 to schedule an appointment for your free survey today.

Conservation Devices
California American Water offers free water-saving devices to all San Diego County customers.  Come stop by your local office at 1025 Palm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. to pick your free water-saving devices today.

Call to get current class schedule for: California-Friendly Landscape Training Class, Site Evaluation Workshop, Rainwater Capture Workshop and Planting Irrigation Workshop.

Website: http://amwater.com/caaw/learning-center/wise-water-use/san-diego-rebate-information/page16988.html

When we here more we will post.  If any of our readers have heard of programs please let us know.

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