City of Woodland 300 First Street Woodland, CA 95695 Phone: 530-661-5850
Landscaping irrigation alone accounts for approximately 40% - 50% of residential water use. There are many ways to conserve water outdoors, including xeriscaping, installing rain/moisture sensors on your irrigation system, fixing system leaks, and harvesting rainwater for use in your yard. For more ideas, see the outdoor water conservation tips and website/document links below.
Outdoor Water Conservation Tips:
When using a hose, use a nozzle that stops the flow of water when the handle is released.
Water early or late in the day, not midday when water evaporates more quickly.
Replace some of your lawn with a deck, patio or low-water use plants.
Sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom instead of hosing them off.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around your plants to reduce evaporation (this also helps to suppress weeds).
Wash your car at a commercial car wash where they recycle the wash water.