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Welcome to the San Diego County Water Authority’s WaterSmart Turf Replacement Program. We created this website to help our valued customers replace water-thirsty lawns with beautiful WaterSmart landscapes that are in harmony with our region.
Using water efficiently is a way of life in San Diego County and an important responsibility that comes with living in the beautiful Mediterranean climate that we enjoy. Working together, we can help ensure a reliable water supply while keeping the region prosperous and naturally beautiful for generations to come.
WaterSmart Landscapes provide a number of important benefits.
WaterSmart landscapes can use about 70% less water than traditional landscaping.
WaterSmart landscapes can transform regular yards into neighborhood showpieces.
State-of-the-art irrigation systems and plants appropriate for the local climate can trim the amount of time spent on yard maintenance.
WaterSmart landscapes reduce the amount of polluted water that flows into creeks and ultimately ends up in the ocean.
WaterSmart landscapes demand less water be treated and transported across the state, saving huge amounts of energy.
This program is made possible by financial support from:
- The Bureau of Reclamation through a Water Conservation Field Services Grant
- The California Department of Water Resources’ Integrated Regional Water Management Program financed under the California Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Fund of 2002
The Water Authority is particularly grateful to the Long Beach Water Department for special assistance developing content and other material for the website.
WaterSmart Landscapes combine water-efficient design, state-of-the-art irrigation, climate-appropriate plant selection, and best maintenance practices to create a beautiful and sustainable environment, ideally suited for San Diego County's mild, Mediterranean climate.