WaterSmart Landscape Efficiency Program

The San Diego County Water Authority is seeking approximately 20 commercial-scale landscapes for participation in a program that has demonstrated significant outdoor water-use reductions through a combination of training, hardware upgrades and technical assistance valued at more than $15,000 per site. The program is made possible by Proposition 84 grant funding from the California Department of Water Resources. 

Participants will be selected by the Water Authority based on compatibility with program priorities, technical requirements, and other considerations. This is a technically rigorous program subject to a demanding implementation schedule. The program requires joint participation by the property owner and the landscape maintenance contractor. Installation costs are the sole responsibility of participating property owners. Other conditions apply.  

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Targeted water savings of at least 20 percent relative to a three-year baseline
  • Hardware upgrades including leak repair, pressure regulation, distribution uniformity improvements, flow sensors and smart controllers
  • Irrigation management to a water budget with performance-based incentives
  • Training and technical assistance for landscape maintenance contractors

TYPICAL SITE PROFILE & PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Large commercial-scale landscapes on dedicated, potable water meters
  • Typical sites include parks, HOAs, apartments, schools, etc.
  • A program site is a four-acre irrigated area
  • Participants are responsible for hardware installation and keeping landscape maintenance contract for duration of the program and for at least one year after completion

STATEMENT OF INTEREST FORM

The Water Authority is no longer accepting statements of interest. 

 

TENTATIVE PROJECT SCHEDULE

  • Currently Enrolling Participants
  • Early 2018: Hardware Upgrades 
  • 2018-2019: Water Use Monitoring
  • 2019 – Performance fee payments

QUESTIONS? 
Contact Kyrsten Burr at (858) 522-6711 or kburr@sdcwa.com                    
 

This program is made possible by a Propositon 84 grant from the State of California and the San Diego County Water Authority.