· “Mow No Mow” Lawn Replacement Program ($2 per square foot; front and back yards qualify.) Water-efficient “California Friendly” plants require far less water than traditional varieties. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District offers a free catalog of water-efficient plants which is also available online at www.LVMWD.com
- Rebates for qualifying High Efficiency Toilets ($100)
- Rebates for qualifying High Efficiency Clothes Washers ($85)
· Weather-Based Irrigation Controller ($80 rebate). Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers automatically adjust the amount of water applied based on the time of year and prevailing weather conditions. Some models include a feature that automatically shuts down the system during rainy periods.
- Rotating Sprinkler Heads ($4 rebate each, minimum 15 heads). Newer rotating sprinkler heads put larger droplets in the irrigated area, reducing losses due to misting and evaporation.
- Rain Barrels ($75 rebate, maximum four per home)
· Soil Moisture Sensor System ($80 rebate). Some existing irrigation timers can accommodate the addition of a “soil moisture sensor” that will prevent irrigation when the water available to plants is adequate.
It’s important to know rebate terms and conditions before you make a purchase, so please carefully read the information found at socalwatersmart.com
Rebates may take several weeks to process. For more information, contact the Las Virgenes MWD at (818) 251-2200.
As we watch our beautiful hills and open spaces already drying up, simple changes can make a difference.
· Turn off water when brushing teeth or shaving.
· Shorter showers save water and are far more efficient than a bath.
· Check for leaks indoors and out, especially around irrigation valves.
· Be sure garden hoses have trigger nozzles.
· Take your car to a commercial car wash that recycles its water.
· Save water from rinsing vegetables and use for watering plants.
· If you have a landscape maintenance service, discuss the importance of saving water with them.