Outdoor Water Conservation Tips

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  • Water only in the late evening or early morning hours to reduce evaporation and interference from wind
  • Adjust sprinklers to prevent overspray and runoff
  • Repair leaks and broken sprinkler heads
  • Add 2”-3” of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation
  • Upgrade to a “smart irrigation controller” that automatically adjusts watering times for hotter weather, and shuts down the system when it rains
  • Install water-efficient drip irrigation systems for tress, shrubs, and flowers to get water to the plant’s roots more efficiently
  • Replace a portion of lawn with beautiful native and California friendly plants
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks
  • Get a self-closing nozzle for your hose
  • Install covers on pools and spas to reduce evaporation