Spring has sprung! It’s time to get outside, enjoy the weather, your yard and make sure your irrigation system is up to date. Santa Fe Irrigation District has resources available for customers to maximize their water efficiency in the coming months and save money on installation of new devices.
SFID has partnered with local water districts and the Solana Center to offer rain barrel rebates through April 15. Rain barrels are a good way to take advantage of the intermittent rainfall our region receives. Visit the Solana Center website to learn about the benefits of rain barrels and find out how to order and pick up your rain barrel: www.solanacenter.org/purchase-rain-barrel.
In addition to rain barrels, San Diego County residents are eligible for a variety of rebates from turf replacement to updated sprinkler controllers and more efficient sprinkler nozzles. An efficient irrigation system and appropriate landscape palettes can make a dramatic difference in water use and can eliminate waste. Spring’s changing weather patterns bring longer days and warmer temperatures and it’s important to adjust when and how long your sprinkler system needs to run. Visit www.watersmartsd.org or www.socalwatersmart.com to see rebates and incentives available to San Diego County residents from the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. These sites also offer videos and tutorials on how to make sure your landscape is efficient, teach you about soil, plant palettes and the basics of your sprinkler system.
Learning how your home and yard is using or wasting water is a great way to predict your bill and make the most efficient use of our most precious resource. SFID has a customer portal, separate from bill pay, that allows customers to signup for reminders, set thresholds for leaks and learn more about water use. Have your account number, name the bill is under and a password that has letters, numbers, and symbols ready to go! Visit the www.sfidwater.org website and click on View my Water Use to learn more. SFID is currently evaluating options to update the customer portal to make it more user friendly and accessible. Be sure to follow SFID on social media like Twitter @SFID or Facebook @santafeid to see timely updates on the customer portal, rebates, tips on reducing water use and the latest from the Board, such as the development of the District Strategic Plan taking place this Spring.