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July is Smart Irrigation Month

Here's how to save water and money

Smart Irrigation Month

South Coast Water District is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month by helping customers save water, save money and see better results.

Smart Irrigation Month is a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. Focused on July, traditionally the month of peak demand for outdoor water use, the campaign highlights simple practices and innovative technologies to:

  • Make maintaining green spaces easy and convenient.
  • Minimize overwatering while keeping lawns, gardens, and landscapes beautiful and healthy.
  • Save money on utility bills.
  • Help protect community water supplies for today and the future.

Property owners and managers typically overwater, unintentionally wasting money every time they take out the hose or turn on the sprinklers. South Coast Water District provides conservation tips, videos, and helpful information about on smart irrigation and drought tolerant landscaping:

In addition, the District website includes an interactive web portal that guides users through the process of creating a California-friendly garden and hosts virtual tours of water-friendly gardens, plant recommendations, and watering guides.

One of the District’s most successful programs, the Water Saver of the Month Award, recognizes District customers who have made a tangible contribution to conserving potable water. Winners receive $500.  Since the program’s inception in January 2015, the District has given out 24 awards. As a result, nearly 1.5 million gallons of water is being saved each year.