In response to the extreme drought conditions impacting Southern California, the Otay Water District declared a Shortage Level 1 Drought Alert under its Water Shortage Contingency Plan, calling for all District customers to voluntarily reduce water use.

Contact Conservation:

Tenille Otero, Communications Officer

Eileen Salmeron, Communications Assistant

Looking for ideas on how to make your landscape more water-efficient? Visit the Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon for a free docent-guided tour of their garden exhibits — native habitat, compost, veggie, and succulent — for ideas and inspiration. The Garden also offers landscape design consultations with a licensed professional and various landscaping-related classes.

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The Otay Water District offers a variety of water and money saving rebates and programs to help customers maximize water-use efficiency indoor and outdoor their homes and businesses.

The Otay Water District is firmly committed to supporting water sustainability educational programs. The District provides field trips to the Water Conservation Garden, school assemblies, Splash Labs and water awareness poster contests for students.

View each of these four sample landscape plans for ideas and inspiration for your landscaping project.

Nan Sterman is an award-winning author, designer, educator, and leading California garden expert. The Otay Water District’s Pipeline, a quarterly newsletter, features a garden column by Nan. Read her stories for a guide to sustainable and low-maintenance gardening.