Water Conservation. It's For Life.

Around the Yard

On average, Californians use 30-60% of their water outdoors. Here are some easy outdoor tips to reduce water use.

What Should I Plant?

What Should I Plant?

Check with your local water agency and if you can water at least two times a week, you can plant water-wise plants and shade trees. This is not the time to install new lawn or thirsty, non-California friendly plants.

Drought Resistant<br/>Trees & Plants

Drought Resistant
Trees & Plants

Saves 30–60 gallons per
1000 sq. ft. each time.

Install Drip Irrigation<br/>& Add A Smart Controller

Install Drip Irrigation
& Add A Smart Controller

Saves 15 gallons each time you water
& saves 24+ gallons per day.

Set MowerBlades to 3"

Set MowerBlades to 3"

Encourages deeper roots &
saves 16–50 gallons per day.

Reimagine Your Yard

Reimagine Your Yard

Feed your vegetables & fruits water first because they feed you! Water-wise plants and shade trees use little or no water once established. Thirsty plants such as lawn and container plants are the lowest priority. If you have to cut back, start here.

Adjust Sprinkler Heads<br/>& Fix Leaks

Adjust Sprinkler Heads
& Fix Leaks

Saves 12–15 gallons each time you water & a leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month!

Use a Broom to<br/>Clean Outdoor Areas

Use a Broom to
Clean Outdoor Areas

Saves 8–18 gallons/minute.

Use Mulch

Use Mulch

Saves 20–30 gallons per
1000 sq. ft. each time you water.