Water Conservation

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On July 5, 2016, the City Council adopted a Resolution which reduced the drought response level to stage 1 in Del Mar while also permanently maintaining some water waste prohibitions as required by State of California law and encouraging continued voluntary adherence to stage 2 water restrictions.

The City of Del Mar urges residents and businesses to remember that Southern California remains in a drought and they are strongly encouraged (though not required) to voluntarily limit watering to two (2) days/week at recommended watering times (Before 8:00 A.M. and after 8:00 P.M.).

State of California Permanent Water Waste Prohibitions: 

Water Waste Prohibitions - Revised

Based on multiple years of dry weather conditions, the City of Del Mar needs your help to conserve water, a precious natural resource. For more information on the drought condition, please visit the Drought Update webpage.

What can you do to help?


There are numerous simple ways for homes and businesses to reduce, both indoors and outside. SaveOurWater.org provides multiple tips and information regarding water conservation.

The City of Del Mar participates in several FREE incentive programs to help residents conserve water resources. These programs include:

  • WaterSmart Checkup offers a free irrigation system evaluation for homes and businesses conducted by a certified irrigation professional
  • SoCal Water$mart  offers rebates for homes and businesses, for items such as high-efficiency washing machines, toilets, irrigation equipment, and turf removal. This program is sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit SoCal Water$mart 
    for more program details and a list of eligible devices.
  • Water Smart SD is a one-stop resource for water conservation info; including, programs and incentives, tools and resources, and case studies to help you get started with your water conservation efforts. 

For additional water conservation information, tips, and rebate program information, please view this Water Saving Tips flyer and visit http://www.sdcwa.org/whenindrought.