The County of San Diego is working to achieve water conservation and pollutant reduction goals through public education and participation programs. As part of this effort, Environmental Incentives has been selected to lead a team of consultants to develop and implement a Rebates and Incentives Program for the County of San Diego Department of Public Works. The program is focused on engaging residents and business to manage stormwater runoff on their own property. It will create partnerships within communities and provide rebates and incentives to implement best management practices such as green roofs, sustainable landscaping, permeable pavement, trash capture devices, and other activities that reduce water use or improve water quality.
“Environmental Incentives is thrilled to support the County of San Diego’s Watershed Protection Program. The Rebates and Incentives Program unlocks the power of private property as a cost-effective strategy to achieve water quality goals,” said Chad Praul, lead for Environmental Incentives’ Water Practice.
The five-year project will be led by Environmental Incentives and implemented with partners Geosyntec Consultants, S. Groner Associates, and Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. Through the project, the Environmental Incentives team will quantify the effectiveness of best management practices to determine appropriate rebates and incentives, conduct community-based social marketing and public education, and implement rebates and incentives pilot programs.