Outdoor Water Savings

Need some ideas for landscaping? The City's Water Conservation Division has a number of resources to help you start thinking about creating a unique landscape that fits your personality and is easy to maintain.

Did you know ...

70% of residential water use is outdoo
50% of landscapes are overwatered?

Some quick tips to save water:

  • Minimize evaporation, only water when the sun is down
  • Only water grass two days per week in the summer
  • Avoid runoff - "Cycle and Soak" - two to three short water applications, one hour apart
  • Adjust water schedules to match weather conditions
  • Encourage deep roots and drought tolerance - water deep but less frequent

Get more tips using our Guide to Watering Grass and Guide to Watering Trees & Shrubs.