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  Vista Irrigation District
1391 Engineer Street
Vista, CA 92081-8840
Phone: 760.597.3100
Fax: 760.598.8757
Email: info@vid-h2o.org
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Monday Through Friday)
 
 
Water Conservation
 
Check into one or more of the water conservation programs available through the district. These programs can assist you to more efficiently manage your water consumption and are offered free of charge in conjunction with the district’s water wholesale suppliers, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and San Diego County Water Authority.



Residential Rebates
Single-Family Smart Landscape Evaluations
Commercial Rebates
Smart Landscape Evaluations

 Residential Rebates

Turf Removal Rebates

Currently, there are two turf removal rebates available to Vista Irrigation District customers.  The incentives can be combined if the conversion area meets the guidelines of both programs.  To be eligible, customers must remove existing grass lawn.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's Socal Water $mart Rebate

  • Front and back yards are eligible
  • Artificial turf is allowed
  • $1.00 per square foot; $1,000 maximum per site

For more information or to apply for a rebate, click here or call 1-888-376-3314.

San Diego County Water Authority's Water Smart Turf Rebate

  • Conversion area must be visible from the street
  • Artificial turf is not allowed
  • $1.50 per square foot; $3,000 maximum per site

For more information or to apply for a rebate, click here or call 1-866-685-2322.

High-efficiency Toilet (single & multi-family) - $50

High-efficiency Clothes Washer (single & multi-family) - $85

**Note:  Qualifying high efficiency clothes washers may also be eligible for a $50 rebate through San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) new Home Energy Efficiency Rebate  Program.  Click here or call SDG&E at 1-800-644-6133 for more deatils.

Weather-based Irrigation Controller (less than 1 acre) - $80

Weather-based Irrigation Controller (more than 1 acre) - $25 per station

Rotating Nozzles - $4 (minimum of 15)

Soil Moisture Sensor System (less than 1 acre) - $80

Soil Moisture Sensor System (more than 1 acre)- $25 per irrigation station

Rain Barrels - $75 per barrel

Funding is limited.  Rebates are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Click here or call 1-888 376-3314 for more details. 

 
 Single-Family Smart Landscape Evaluations
A Smart Landscape Evaluation is a free service designed to assist customers with the identification of indoor and outdoor water savings opportunities.  Participants can expect to have technicians review indoor fixtures and evaluate the performance of the site's irrigation system.  At the end, the participant will receive a list of recommendations and proposed watering schedule.  To enroll in this program, call (866) 883-1332.
 

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 Commercial Rebates

Weather-based Irrigation Controllers - $25 per station

Large Rotary Nozzles - $13 per set

Rotating Nozzles for Pop-up Spray Head Retrofits - $4 (minimum of 15)

Sprinkler In-stem Flow Regulator - $1/regulator

Laminar Flow Retrictor - $10/restrictor

High-efficiency Toilet (tank type) - $100

High-efficiency Toilet (flushometer) - $100

Urinals (Zero Water Use and Ultra-low Water Use; 0-0.25 gal/flush) - $200

Cooling Tower Conductivity Controller - $625 (pH - $1,750)

Dry Vacuum Pump - $125 per 0.5 horsepower

Connectionless Food Steamer - $485 per compartment

Air Cooled Ice Making Machine - $1,000

Funding is limited.  Rebates are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Click here or call 1-888-376-3314 for more details.

Turf Removal - $1.50 per square foot.  Click here for more details.

 
 Smart Landscape Evaluations
A Smart Landscape Evaluation is a free service designed to assist business customers with the identification of outdoor water savings opportunities.  Participants will receive a report outlining site specific irrigation and maintenance recommendations as well as plant alternatives designed to reduce water waste and use.  To enroll in this program, call (866) 883-1332.
 

Water Conservation materials are available at the district's office, can be requested by phone at (760) 597-3160, or accessed by visiting our Online Publications page or Order Publications page.

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