Vallecitos is asking customers to curtail outdoor irrigation to the MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE from September 9 - 18, 2019, to minimize the impact's to our water supply as a result of a shutdown of a San Diego County Water Authority drinking water pipeline that serves Vallecitos.  As of September 13, 2019, the District's reservoir levels are good, but we are still requesting voluntary outdoor conservation until the end of the shutdown on September 18, 2019.  Click here for more details. 

Graywater Harvesting

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Graywater is untreated wastewater from bathroom sinks, bathtubs,
Typical laundry graywater systemshowers and clothes washers but does not include wastewater from toilets, kitchen sinks or dishwashers. A graywater system is a type of onsite wastewater treatment system that utlizes trenches, subsurface drip irrigation systems, and mulch basins to reuse the graywater for irrigation to save water.

The County of San Diego oversees graywater systems for the unincorporated areas of the County only. For incorporated areas (cities), please contact your respective city for graywater requirements. The purpose of regulating the design, installation and maintenance of graywater systems is to prevent public and environmental health nuisance conditions caused by improper installation or maintenance. 

If you live within the unincorporated areas of the County, a clothes washer system, which only utilizes graywater from a single clothes washer, can be installed without a permit provided the system is installed in accordance with the Graywater System Requirements for a Single Clothes Washer. Larger graywater systems, which require more extensive plumbing modifications, require a permit. For more information on graywater systems, please see the Graywater Systems for Outdoor Irrigation Design and Procedures Manual.

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