Santa Fe Irrigation District has declared a Drought Level 1. Level 1 is a voluntary 10% reduction of water use. This request is in response to worsening water supply conditions throughout the Southwest and in support of Governor Newsom's call to the entire state to reduce water use. September 30 is the end of the water year, and California will be ending its second dry year. Officials with the California Department of Water Resources have indicated that they anticipate drier and warmer conditions than normal this winter. SFID is taking this step now to provide customers time to prepare and evaluate their usage in anticipation of worsening conditions and further restrictions by the state.

Water Efficient tips
Try to eliminate these behaviors to make the most efficient use of our water supplies.

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes;
  • Washing automobiles with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle;
  • Using non-recirculated water in a fountain or other decorative water feature;
  • Watering lawns in a manner that causes runoff, or within 48 hours after measurable precipitation; and
  • Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.

Rebates and Incentives

WaterSmart SD - Available to All SFID Customers
See residential, commercial and agricultural rebates and incentives including landscape classes, rebates for landscape and free audits.

County of San Diego Waterscape Rebate Program
Available to Unincorporated areas (Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch)
Residential and agricultural rebates such as rain gutters, cisterns, turf replacement and permeable pavement.