San Diego is in a Stage 1 water alert, which means in just a few months, residents may have to pay fines if they use more water than they are allowed. It's a tough situation for businesses, especially golf courses that don't want their greens to turn brown. But managers around the city say they are on board when it comes to conserving water.
Balboa Park Golf Course is doing its part to save water, and manager Pat Segawa says other city courses are doing the same.
"We're fortunate to have, at Torrey Pines it's been for over 10 years now, primary users of reclaimed water system," he said.
Starting July 1, the city's water suppliers will likely impose cutbacks, which means San Diegans will have to use less water, both inside and outside their homes.
Local golf courses rely heavily on outdoor water usage, but they say saving water, also means saving money.
The manager at River Walk Golf Club in Mission Valley wouldn't speak on camera, but did say his course uses mostly well water to keep the greens green, and the lake full.
At Barona Valley Ranch, 10 to 12 acres of grass were eliminated last month in out-of-play areas.
If the drought gets worse during the summer months, it could mean more restrictions. But Segawa isn't worried about his greens turning brown.
"The City of San Diego as a whole networks very well with trying to get information to each other. The water department, environmental department, the parks and rec department... I'd say the operators as well... the mayor's plan will take everything under consideration, and it will be a benefit for all citizens," Segawa said.
The proposed conservation plan calls for single-families to use 45 percent less water outside their homes, and 15 percent less water inside.
If agreed on, customers would get customized water budgets in their regular water bills starting this July.
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