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On August 12, 2014, the Anaheim City Council approved five mandatory water conservation measures, based on the State’s emergency drought regulations. The following outdoor water uses are now prohibited:
- Watering of outdoor landscapes or turf that cause excess runoff
- Using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose is fitted with a shutoff nozzle
- Washing down driveways and sidewalks with potable water except to address an immediate health and safety need
- Using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is re-circulated
- Irrigating landscape between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except spot watering with a hose and nozzle, or as necessary for irrigation system maintenance and repairs
Consider removing your live turf grass to help reduce your outdoor water use. We will pay you $3 per square foot of turf removed. More
Install a 'smart' irrigation timer/controller that can fully automate landscape watering based on weather and the actual water needs of your plants – and we'll even help pay for it! More
Install rotating nozzle sprinkler heads at $4 per nozzle, which water more slowly and uniformly to prevent over-watering using 20% less water. More
Choose trees that shade and cool the house during summer, then shed their leaves to allow in sunlight during the winter. More
Consider using 'California Friendly' plants in your garden to reduce your outdoor water use. These plant species are low water users and easy to maintain. More
Install artificial turf which feels and looks like real grass, but without all the maintenance and water use. Artificial turf is durable, safe, keeps your lawn looking green and well manicured all year long, and requires no mowing, watering or chemicals. More
- Get a FREE Home Utility Check-Up
- Clean sidewalks and driveways with a broom instead of a hose to save up to 150 gallons each time.
- Water your lawn 1 to 2 days a week instead of 5 days a week to save up to 840 gallons per week.
- Water lawns early in the morning or evening to reduce evaporation to save up to 25 gallons each time.
- Install a smart sprinkler controller that adjusts watering based on weather, soil type, amount of shade and plant type to save up to 40 gallons per day.
- Repair broken sprinkler heads and correct overspray to save up to 500 gallons per month.
- Use mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons a year.
Rain barrels capture rainfall and reuse it to water your plants. More
Click on the icons above to be directed to rebates and incentives for outdoor water saving measures.