ORDINANCE 2-14 Water Conservation - State Mandates

2015 Emergency Water Conservation Regulations - Frequently Asked Questions - March 27, 2015

Governor Brown directs Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions - April 1, 2015

Water conservation is one of the most cost-effective and environmentally sound ways to reduce our demand on our limited water supplies.

Spring is on its way. People will start to plant their gardens and to spend more time outside in their yards. As this happens, it's important to keep some basic outdoor watering tips in mind. Yard watering can account for up to 75% of your domestic water use. The list below outlines some ways to reduce your outside water usage:

  • Stop hose and sprinkler leaks.
  • Water when your plants show signs of needing water, rather than by a rigid schedule. Dull leaves and wilting are common signs water is needed.
  • Water in the evening when the air is still, or early in the morning.
  • Sprinkler systems with timers are the most efficient means of watering.
  • Measure your sprinkler's delivery.Use a can or coffee mug to collect the spray for 15 minutes. Measure how many inches fall in different areas to make sure the spray is even.
  • Dig ground basins around shrubs and trees, or use a soaker.
  • Use drip lines in flower beds.
  • Aerate lawns for better water penetration.
  • Prune back heavy foliage, reducing leaf area reduces water needs.
  • Remove weeds.
  • Reduce turf.
  • Phase in drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, grasses, and native plants such as manzanita, bushpoppies, hollyleaf cherry.
  • Adjust your mower for a tall lawn. If you cut your lawn too low, the roots dry out quickly.
  • Step on your lawn. If moisture is low, the blades will not spring back. That's the best sign that water is needed.
  • Drop by the District office and pick up information on water wise plants.
  • Hire a Green Gardener

    Water Conservation Checklist

    Low-Water/Drought-Resistant Plants

    LSCSD Water Conservation Tips

    Kids Water Conservation Activity Book (EPA)

    H2OUSE - developed by the California Urban Water Conservation Council under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; this site provides a wealth of water saving tips

     

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