• Convert from high-water using lawns, trees, and shrubs to drought-tolerant plants
  • Use your water sprinkler early in the morning
  • Spring watering: 2 minutes, twice a day or 5 minutes once a day
  • Summer watering hours: Water your lawn before 6:00 am and after 9:00pm
  • Mulch around plants reducing evaporation and discouraging weeds
  • Do Not Water on windy days
  • During the spring most plants need approximately half the amount needed in the summer
  • Remove weeds and unhealthy plants so remaining plants can benefit from the water saved
  • Adhere to outdoor watering schedule
  • No outdoor watering for 48 hours after measurable rain
  • No use of hoses without shut-off nozzles
  • No use of non-recirculating water fountains and decorative features
  • Landscape with drought tolerant/desert adaptive plants: save up to 1,000 gallons/month
  • Check irrigation emitters, valves, and lines for clogs, leaks, and breaks


  • Catch water in a bucket or watering can while waiting for water to get hot
  • Fix all leaky toilets, faucets and pipes
  • Flush toilets and use garbage disposer only when necessary

Winter Tips

  • Prep your water pipes to avoid water waste and costly repairs
  • Shut off and drain irrigation systems and other outdoor water lines