In light of Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent declaration of a statewide drought emergency, including a voluntary 15 percent reduction in water usage, the Triunfo Water & Sanitation District is urging its water customers to take advantage of current water conservation rebates.
For a limited time, a $3 per square foot
rebate is available to replace lawns with organic, drought-tolerant landscaping and water-saving irrigation systems. "This offer will last until funding runs out," says Triunfo Board Chair Raymond Tjulander. "Then, the rebate will likely return to $2 per square foot so it's best to act now if you're thinking of replacing your lawn. A 500 square-foot lawn conversion can mean a $1,500 rebate."
Other rebates can offer significant savings. They include rebates for cisterns ($250 to $350), smart irrigation controllers ($135), high-efficiency clothes washers ($130), soil moisture sensor systems ($105), high-efficiency toilets ($85), rain barrels ($45).
"While customers are using less water than in years past, it's not enough to prevent severe mandatory water restrictions if the drought continues," says Tjulander. "It's best to do everything we can to reduce water usage now so we can minimize far more severe water-use limits in the coming months."
For a list of available rebates and to learn how to apply, visit the Triunfo Water & Sanitation website, www.triunfowsd.com
About Triunfo Water & Sanitation District
Triunfo Water & Sanitation District provides sewage collection services and wastewater treatment, supplies potable water, and treats and sells recycled water in the southeastern portion of Ventura County, including the communities of Oak Park, Lake Sherwood, Bell Canyon, and the Westlake Village and North Ranch portions of Thousand Oaks. The district covers approximately 50 square miles and serves a population of about 33,000. Visit www.triunfowsd.com.