San Diego County residents are eligible for a FREE Irrigation CheckupBoth homeowners AND renters are eligible! A professional will come to your home and help you increase your system’s efficiency, and check for any leaks or other issues. You could save $$$ on your water bill.

WaterSmart’s Free Irrigation Checkup

WaterSmart San Diego currently offers free irrigation checkups. Certified irrigation specialists will come to your home and test your irrigation system. They can make site-specific recommendations, increase the efficiency of your irrigation system, and prepare for seasonal irrigation changes.

The inspection will also include recommendations to increase efficiency with indoor water-use.

There is no obligation for this irrigation checkup. You are free to implement any of the inspector’s recommendations. The more water you conserve, the more you save with lower water bills!

How Do I Request a Free Irrigation Checkup?

The first step is to go to the WaterSmart Checkup website. You will complete a quick application. You can also call WaterSmart at (866) 883-1332, or e-mail at apply@watersmartcheckup.orgThis program is expected to be cancelled after 2017. Call today to schedule!

All North County San Diego water districts are currently participating in this water conservation program. Participation is limited, so be sure to apply before funds run out!

Once you submit your application, WaterSmart will contact you to schedule your free irrigation checkup. After the checkup, you will receive written observations, recommendations, and any applicable test results.

Services are provided by the Mission Resource Conservation District. The program is made possible by San Diego County Water Authority and its participating member agencies, with a grant from the California Department of Water Resources.

Saving Water Saves $$$

Irrigation systems need regular maintenance. It’s a good idea to check them regularly, to make sure they’re as efficient as possible. A free irrigation checkup may lower water bills by 20% or more!

Do you still have turfgrass? Read about how to get PAID to replace your turfgrass with an eco-friendly landscape. Native landscapes can also protect your home from wildfires.

If you want to learn more about water-wise landscaping, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California offers free California Friendly Landscape classes online. The San Diego County Water Authority also offers free California Friendly Landscape Training classes throughout San Diego County.

For information about other programs, incentives, classes, and more, go to WaterSmart San Diego. Also, be sure to apply for your free water and energy savings kit from SDG&E. You can also read about how to get free or reduced-cost rain barrels.

Thank you for doing your part to conserve our precious resources. As always, contact me with any questions.

Mylene Merlo is a licensed REALTOR® with Allison James Estates & Homes in Carlsbad, California. As a Carlsbad Real Estate Agent, I specialize in residential North County San Diego real estate. I have earned the Green designation and the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification from the National Association of REALTORS®. If you have any questions about real estate in Carlsbad, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solana Beach, or Vista, call or text me at (760) 637-7231 or send me a message.

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