Thursday, January 20, 2011
San Diegans have adjusted to mandatory water conservation during recent drought years. Now there is a way to save money and conserve water.
Years of drought have brought mandatory water conservation to much of San Diego County. But there is a way to save money and conserve water at the same time.
A rebate program is open to residential and commercial customers in the city of San Diego.
Kyrsten Burr-Rosenthal is with the City's Water Conservation Program.
She said cash-back rebates are offered for turf replacement and sustainable landscaping.
There is also up to $400 for smart-watering controllers.
"Four-hundred-dollars should get you pretty close to the full purchase price of a variety of different types of smart controllers," said Burr-Rosenthal. "But then you can also spend more."
She said up to $2,000 per customer is available for replacing a front yard lawn with sustainable and water-wise landscaping.
The rebates are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Burr-Rosenthal said San Diego offers residential and business customers free on-site, indoor and landscape water-conservation surveys.
She said the customized analysis shows how to save water and money and the city representative will also provide details about available rebates.