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City of Oceanside
San Diego

The City of Oceanside enforces Level 2 drought restrictions including a maximum 2 days per week outdoor watering schedule. The city also provides a collection of conservation resources on its website and offers a mobile app for reporting water waste.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Vallecitos Water District
San Diego

Vallecitos Water District increased drought outreach to reach the highest water users and partners with local Girl Scouts to deliver drought information to its customers.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Community partnerships
Save Our Water materials
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
School education
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak notifications
New equipment and / or software
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Sweetwater Authority
San Diego

Sweetwater Authority’s Drought Response Plan includes customer-level Target Water Allocations that recommend water usage for a property during the designated billing cycle. The district also expanded its outreach efforts and conservation programs and will continue to respond to changing drought conditions.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Warnings / citations / fines
Rationing / Allocation
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
Rebates & Incentives
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Padre Dam Municipal Water District
San Diego

Padre Dam MWD has implemented an aggressive public relations and outreach program to education customers on the drought and mandatory water use restrictions, including assigned watering 2 days per week.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
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Olivenhain Municipal Water District
San Diego

OMWD is pursuing conservation and outreach strategies aimed at reducing potable water use by 32% and reach its top potable water users. The district also implemented Level 2 Water Supply Shortage rates and revised mandatory use restrictions including to establish a 2-day water week.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
School education
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
Efficient project incentives
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
AMI leak alerts
System / Operational Efficiencies
On farm conservation
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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Helix Water District
San Diego

Helix Water District increased its education through targeted mailing and survey programs, restricts watering to no more than 2 days per week and assesses a 10% penalty on high domestic water users.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Outdoor water budget
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
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San Diego County Water Authority
San Diego

SDCWA budgeted $4.1 million for the two-year budget covering FY14 and FY15 to respond to the drought and bolster conservation through rebates, customer education and water audits.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Rationing / Allocation
Retail agency restrictions
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
On farm conservation
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