The rainy season is right in front of us. Are you ready?
Vista’s annual rainfall averages 12″ to 13″ inches. The rainy season lasts for about 6 months, from October to April. Historically, the month with the most rain in San Diego County is February, with the driest month normally being July. Over the next few months is a great opportunity for rainwater harvesting by installing a rain barrel or two.
Rainwater harvesting is the collection and storage of rainwater, rather than allowing it to run off into the street as stormwater. Rainwater is typically harvested from your rain gutters and redirected to into a tank or barrel for future use. Collected rainwater can be stored and used to water gardens, landscaping, and both indoor and outdoor plants. Plants prefer natural rainwater because it is “soft” and free of chlorine and other chemicals.
Vista Irrigation District ratepayers may qualify for rebates on up to two rain barrels per resident. Rebates are dependent on an application approval process. Learn more about rebates for rain barrels and other water saving devices at Vista Irrigation Residential Rebates.
Tips provided by Peter Kuchinsky II, Vista Irrigation Director, Division 3 and Candidate for Division 3 Director on November 8, 2022. Mr. Kuchinsky was unanimously appointed to the Board of Directors on June 1, 2022. He represents Division 3 which encompasses central and northeast Vista and unincorporated areas of the county of San Diego.