- Water Efficiency
SMWD is committed to helping our customer create and enjoy SustainaBlue Landscape – 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.
- 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
As of March 17, 2020, in an abundance of caution, SMWD has suspended participation in the Turf Removal Rebate and Spray-to-Drip Rebate programs because these programs require on-site field inspections. Customers may still apply to be put on a wait-list to participate when the program resumes.
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.
Plant of the Month - Annual Phlox
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.
Create a customized watering schedule for your yard. This guide is based on plant material, sprinkler type, soil, and location. Our online calculator will walk you through each irrigation zone.
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.
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.