Water Efficiency

SustainaBlue Landscapes

SMWD is committed to helping our customers create and enjoy SustainaBlue Landscapes –  landscapes that are efficient when it comes to water, resources, and labor. Landscapes that are visually appealing and enhance your quality of life. Landscapes that accentuate your lifestyle and enrich our community.

SustainaBlue Programs & Resources

Landscapes Tour

Interactive Garden Website

Plant List

Professional Landscape Contractor List

SustainaBlue Landscapes eNewsletter

Rebates

Rebate Programs

  • Turf Removal
  • Spray-To-Drip Irrigation
  • high-efficiency clothes washers
  • premium high-efficiency toilets
  • rotating sprinkler nozzles
  • weather-based irrigation controllers 
  • soil moisture sensor systems
  • rain barrels & cisterns

Plants

SMWD features an interactive garden website, plant list, landscape design templates and guides, and more resources to help you figure out how best to implement a beautiful and sustainable landscape.

Watering Guide

Did you know that more than half the water used at your home is for your yard? Maximize outdoor water savings by applying the appropriate amount of water to your yard when your plants need it.   

Watering Calculator

Create a customized watering schedule for your yard. This guide is based on plant material, sprinkler type, soil, and location. Our online watering calculator will walk you through each irrigation zone.

Leak Detection

Suspect a leak? Learn how to check! If you have questions about your water meter and would like an SMWD Water Use Efficiency Specialist to conduct a free home evaluation, please call 949-459-6593. 

WaterSmart Portal

Get smart about your water use! SMWD now gives you access to your water use information online. Compare your water use to your monthly water budget as well as similar households. Set up personalized water use notifications and leak alerts. Use a step-by-step interactive leak detection tool. 

Classes & Events

SMWD offers free classes for residents who want to learn more about plant selection, landscape design, and outdoor efficiency. Come learn from landscaping professionals and leave inspired and motivated.

Weather Data & Water Budgets

SMWD has two weather stations connected to the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) which provides 24/7 monitoring of local weather.  The District's budget-based tiered rate structure uses daily evapotranspiration (ETo) data based on accounts' billing cycles to calculate outdoor water budgets.

HOA Landscape

SMWD is committed to providing our large landscape customers the resources, tools, and incentives they need to efficiently manage water and maintain healthy, aesthetic landscapes.

SMWD Water Conservation Ordinance