New incentive program offers rebates for being water efficient

New incentive program offers rebates for being water efficient

Residents, businesses and agricultural producers living in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County can rake in some big cash for being water efficient.

A new program announced by the County in partnership with the San Diego County Water Authority makes additional rebate funding available to unincorporated County residents for water-saving devices and other landscape upgrades.

The goal of the program is to incentivize landscape upgrades that reduce water use, enhance habitat and hold rainfall on a property to reduce the flow of polluted stormwater into the region’s waterways.

The newly enhanced rebates include:

  • $3 per square foot for turf replacement
  • $60 per smart controller station
  • $65 per rain barrel
  • Up to $450 for rain-harvesting cisterns

The program also offers technical assistance for customers who want to upgrade larger landscapes on multifamily and commercial properties and a cost-share with agricultural growers to make water-saving upgrades.

Customers in unincorporated San Diego County can determine their eligibility at

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