Oct. 21 2018 02:46 PM

Rebates available through Department of Water Resources

The city of San Diego is offering money-saving ways for water customers to conserve water. According to an article on the Times of San Diego website, the Public Utilities Department provides rebates through grant funding by the Department of Water Resources for removing lawns and installing rain barrels.

In addition, homeowners can apply for financial rebates to convert their lawns into a drought resistant landscape. The city offers $1.25 per square foot lawns that are converted and capture rainfall for reuse.

e city is now accepting applications for rainwater harvesting rebates. The article notes that while San Diego isn’t in the rainy season yet, it is an opportune time to get ready. The barrels are designed to help conserve and then reuse the water for irrigation purposes. It also helps prevent pollution by reducing the amount of runoff that goes down the storm drain. Customers may receive $1 per gallon of barrel storage capacity for residential rainwater harvesting up to 400 gallons or $400 per property.

More information is available at www.wastenowater.org. Additional funding may also be available for customers through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County Water Authority. More information is available at www.bewaterwise.com.