Now Available: County of San Diego's Waterscape Rebate Program

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August 17, 2021 – Have you heard the news? Today the County announced a new partnership with San Diego County Water Authority that makes additional rebate funding available to unincorporated County residents for water-saving devices and other landscape upgrades.

The County’s new Waterscape Rebate Program will save money for residential, commercial, and agricultural customers who make changes that improve the region’s climate resilience and reduce the flow of pollutants into waterways. Sustainable landscapes produce multiple benefits for San Diego communities, such as reducing water use, enhancing habitat, increasing stormwater retention, and decreasing run-off.

The newly enhanced incentives include rebates that start at $3 per square foot for turf replacement, $60 per smart controller station, $65 per rain barrel and up to $450 per cistern. The agencies are also offering technical assistance to upgrade larger landscapes on multifamily and commercial properties, and a cost-share with agricultural growers to make water-saving upgrades.

Water customers in unincorporated San Diego County can determine their eligibility at:

To learn more about how individual actions can promote clean water and healthier communities, and to take the “52 Ways to Love Your Water” pledge, go to:




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