Water districts partner to offer free workshop


As part of its continued efforts to promote outdoor water use efficiency, Olivenhain Municipal Water District is hosting a free landscape workshop on Tuesday, April 5, to assist residents in saving money on their water bills while maintaining a healthy landscape. The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas.

Based on the award-winning WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series, attendees will learn a simple step-by-step approach for creating an attractive, drought-tolerant landscape that also suits their lifestyle.

This workshop introduces a holistic approach to landscape design and maintenance emphasizing water use efficiency. Participants will learn how to design landscapes that are sustainable in San Diego’s climate, make the best use of the region’s limited rainfall, irrigate effectively, and choose water-wise plants that will do well in their area. A certified instructor will cover all design elements needed to upgrade a home from high-water-use turf to a beautiful, WaterSmart landscape.

Additionally, information will be presented on composting, worm castings, mulching, soil health, and the effect of water pressure on irrigation. Instructors will also review rebates currently available for water-efficient devices and free efficiency assistance programs.

Landscape workshop attendance is free and open to the public, although reservations are required. For more information, or to register for this workshop visit or call 760-632-4641.

This workshop is offered through a partnership between Olivenhain Municipal Water District, San Dieguito Water District, Santa Fe Irrigation District, and the San Diego County