The Environmental Programs Division is committed to providing customers with tools to assist with outdoor water management. In San Diego County, the average resident consumes about 120 gallons of water each day. And more than half of residential water use is for landscape irrigation. Fixing leaks and making minor repairs or adjustments to your irrigation system can save you water and money.
Annual WaterSmart Landscape Contest
Every spring the California-Friendly Landscape Contest is open to all City of Escondido water customers who have explored a water-wise and California approach to their home landscape. San Diego County households use up to 50-70% of their water consumption outdoors. Transition your conservation skills outdoors and take advantage of the SoCal WaterSmart turf removal rebate program. See how local residents have transitioned their home and get inspiration from fellow County homes.
The application period is now closed.
Landscape Transformations - Learn how to DIY
City of Escondido hosts FREE WaterSmart Landscape Design Workshops year-round. Learn how to transform your home's landscape from the soil up. Topics include soil, design, turf removal, plant selection, planning, irrigation, rainwater catchment and implementation. City also hosts a Landscape Makeover Series, a four-class program designed to help you with your own landscape project with one-on-one professional coaching.
- Landscape Makeover Series: July 13, 20, 27, and August 3.
- Landscape Design Workshops: TBA
Space is limited and registration is required. Location is given upon confirmation. Learn More.
For Questions call 760-839-4662
Free presentations are available for community groups, classes, or other stakeholders. Topics include: water use efficiency, water sources and the outlook for the future, storm water pollution and policies. Presentations provide background and can be tailored to the issues Escondido residents and businesses may be interested in. Please call 760-839-4075 for more details.