Water Efficiency

SustainaBlue Landscapes

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.

SustainaBlue Landscapes

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


*Customers must apply and receive pre-approval BEFORE beginning any Turf Removal or Spray-to-Drip Irrigation projects.


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.

Annual Phlox

Plant of the Month - Annual Phlox

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 calculator will walk you through each irrigation zone.

Leak Detection

Water Meter

Suspect a leak? Learn how to check! If you have questions about your water meter and would like a Water Use Efficiency Specialist to conduct a free home evaluation, please contact us at 949-459-6593 or efficiency@smwd.com.

WaterSmart Profile

mobile watersmart

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 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

Talega Weather Station

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

RW Requirements

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.