Ways to Save Outdoors

Ways to Save Outdoors
Adjust Sprinkler Heads

Adjust Sprinkler Heads

By adjusting your sprinkler heads you can reduce the amount of water that makes it way to sidewalks and driveways. Plus, you can save 12 to 15 gallons of water each time you water your landscape. Remember to not water your lawn during or for 48 hours after rain fall. Take advantage of our weather based irrigation controller or rain sensor rebates.

Drought Resistant Landscape

Drought Resistant Landscape

By planting drought tolerant trees and plants you can save 30 to 60 gallons per 1,000 square feet each time. For more drought tolerant tips and resources visit Water-Wise Landscaping.

Fix Leaks

Fix Leaks

Leaks can be messy and expensive. They can be silent and go unnoticed. Check for leaks by signing up for AquaHawk. AquaHawk is a free service provided by the City to help you discover leaks and monitor your water use. Once you've discovered a leak visit our leak page to diagnose the location and resources to fix it.

Install Drip Irrigaton

Install Drip Irrigation

Saves 15 gallons each time you water.

Set Mower Blades

Set Mower Blades

Set your mower blades to 3 inches this encourages deeper roots and saves 16 to 50 gallons of water per day.

Sweep Dont Spray

Sweep Don't Spray

Use a broom to clean outdoor areas, like driveways and sidewalks, except for health and safety purposes. As a reminder all hoses must be equipped with shut off nozzles.

Use Mulch

Use Mulch

Add about 3 inches of mulch around your plants and trees to reduce evaporation. This allows water to sink into the soil, moderate soil temperature and break down into nutrients for the plants. Plus, it saves 20 to 30 gallons per 1,000 square feet each time. Remember to take advantage of the city's mulch rebate!