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Welcome to the City of Woodland Water Conservation site. Here you will find useful information on indoor and outdoor water conservation, including activities for kids and links to home water usage calculators.
The Governor has set a goal of a 20% reduction in per capita water use statewide by 2020. Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water and reach this goal. Using less water puts less demand on the City’s infrastructure, including wells and our sewage treatment facility. Water savings through water conservation efforts will allow for lower infrastructure costs, saving the City and residents money over time.
City of Woodland
Water Conservation Coordinator
Phone: (530) 661-2067
Fax: (530) 666-1266
News & Events
Landscape Tour Survey
Please take the time to share your feedback on the landscape tour so that we may improve it for future years. Go to SurveyMonkey to complete the survey by June 21, 2013 to be entered into a raffle for a copy of "The Green Gardener's Guide".
Woodland Water-Wise Landscape Tour
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Join the City of Woodland for a free self-guided tour of Woodland water-wise landscapes. The registration event from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Woodland Community Center (2001 East Street) will highlight alternative turf grass and irrigation, a presentation on beneficial insects, and a tour site overview. Tour the water-wise landscape sites from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. and get ideas for your own property that could help conserve water and save money. Tour maps will be available until 10:00 am at the registration event. For more details, directions, and site examples see the Landscape Tour Blog.
Landscape Tour Flyer
Free Sprinkler Times Online Program and App
Environmental Services is offering a new form of water conservation assistance free to Woodland residents through a program called Sprinkler Times. Sprinkler Times is an easy to use online program and app that calculates run times for sprinkler systems based on user inputs, such as plant material and soil types, sun exposure, and zip code. The resulting customized monthly watering schedule can help you maximize irrigation efficiency, conserve water, and save money. To receive the promo code (limited number available) for the free annual subscription, send an e-mail with your address and Utility Bill number to email@example.com. Your promo code and detailed instructions will then be sent to you. You can check out Sprinkler Times on the web at http://www.sprinklertimes.com. The Water Conservation Program will also continue to provide rebates for weather-based irrigation controllers, rain sensors, and rain barrels.
Calculate your home water usage with this free water use calculator from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, simply click the image above. The Water Calculator automatically compares estimated water use against an average home and efficient home in the same region with the same number of residents. The Water Calculator also estimates the carbon footprint of household hot water use and helps identify areas where improved water efficiency may be possible.
The City of Woodland Water Conservation Program will be offering rebates for rain barrels (two rebates allowed per property) beginning November 1, 2011. The rebates will be in the amount equal to the purchase price or $75, whichever is less. The cash rebates will be offered to city residential and commercial water customers. Rebates are limited so please call (530) 661-2067 to confirm availability.
Rain Barrel Rebate Form
Rain Barrel Placement and Maintenance
Weather-based Irrigation Controller/Rain Sensor Rebate
The City of Woodland Water Conservation Program will be offering a $150 rebate for weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs) and a $25 rebate (or 50% of the purchase price, whichever is less) for rain sensors beginning July 1, 2011. The cash rebates will be offered to city residential and commercial water customers. Rebates are limited so please call (530) 661-2067 to confirm availability.
Weather-based Irrigation Controller rebate guidelines and application
Qualifying Irrigation Controllers
Rain Sensor rebate guidelines and application
Water Conservation Brochures
Fall Water Conservation Brochures
Save Water and Energy
Water Conservation Initiative
Leak Detection Brochure
"The Cost of Water Waste" (June Woodland Water News)
Water Conservation Kits
Water Conservation Kits for adults and kids are now available from the City of Woodland. Adult kits include information on indoor and outdoor conservation and kids kits include activity booklets and stickers. For more details see the Water Conservation Kits PDF.
Water-Wise Wednesdays Workshop Series (March 2013)
The City of Woodland and Yolo County Resource Conservation District offered a free workshop series every Wednesday in March. The workshop topics were : Livin' on a meter (Where to Begin), I fought the lawn and the lawn won (Turf Removal and Site Preparation), You can't always plant what you want (Right Plant, Right Place), and I heard it through the dripline (Irrigation Options and Design). Between 80-90 people attended each workshop which included talks from the Yolo Resource Conservation District, Yolo County Master Gardeners, Cornflower Farms, and the City of Woodland. Landscape related books and items were raffled off at each event with a large raffle after the 4th workshop for people who attended the entire series. The raffle included a water-wise plant, hard copy of the Sunset Western Garden Book, a bucket, and hand tools.
About 35 people participated in the City of Woodland’s Fix-a-Leak workshop on March 14, 2012. The event was hosted by Public Work’s Environmental Services Division and held at the Community and Senior Center. The highlight of the event was a plumbing panel featuring Chris Reynolds from Halls Plumbing in Woodland, Daniel Spatz from Bullseye Leak Detection Specialists in Davis, and Noel Chavez from Streamline Plumbing in Woodland. The plumbers discussed and demonstrated leak detection and the repair of common household leaks. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions of the plumbers following the presentations. Participants received toilet leak detection dye tablets, replacement toilet flappers, a copy of the “Practical Plumbing Handbook”, and a copy of the DVD “Detecting and Silencing Leaks.”
Landscaping for Water Conservation Workshop
About 60 people participated in the Landscaping for Water Conservation workshop on February 15, 2012. The event was hosted by Public Works’ Environmental Services Division and the Yolo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) and held at the Community and Senior Center. Presentations included: Overview of Outdoor Water Conservation in Woodland (City), Selecting Water-Wise Plants (Yolo County Master Gardeners), and Irrigation Design & Watering with the Weather (Yolo County RCD and Master Gardeners).
Participants learned about the characteristics of low-water plants, soil amendment and mulching, irrigation system options, and how to determine appropriate irrigation timing for lawns. Displays included examples of traditional turf alternatives; attractive drought-tolerant plants; irrigation system components; and books on landscaping choices and design. A highlight was the interactive quality of the workshop, with attendees sharing hands-on experience and examples of landscaping successes and challenges. A plant raffle was held at the end of the workshop and the City provided hose nozzles and soil moisture meters to residents who completed an evaluation form.
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