The Coast News Group

Water district rewards customers

SAN MARCOS — As customers come up with more innovative ways to conserve water, Vallecitos Water District is coming up with more innovative ways to reward them.
Starting this month, Vallecitos’ field crews will be part of a new program where they will drive past front yards and distribute letters of recognition to customers that exemplify unique or exceptional examples of a water-efficient landscape. In addition to thanking the residents for being leaders in the community, the letters will also contain a nice surprise — donated gift cards from local businesses.
By collaborating with local businesses in the community, Vallecitos was able to secure the donation of gift cards to reward area residents for their conservation efforts. Jersey Mike’s Subs, Chick-fil-A and Buena Creek Gardens are just a few of the vendors to provide gift cards to the Vallecitos Water District program.
Now Vallecitos Water District customers setting an example by removing turf, using drought tolerant plants, or designing unique rockscapes may receive gift cards that encompass a range of items, from free sandwiches to discounted coupons for plants.
Gift cards will be distributed to approximately 150 homes within Vallecitos’ service area. Ten additional customers with exceptionally beautiful and water-friendly landscapes will be chosen to be recipients of $25 gift certificates donated by Green Thumb Nursery.
To learn more about other conservation programs, garden resources, rebates and water saving tips, visit or