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Landscaping – Outdoor Tips


Looking for Landscape Inspiration? Visit the District’s Conservation Garden to see a vibrant drought-resilient selection of plants, examples of mulch, artificial turf, and more!

Learn more about local water-saving initiatives at:

Greywater is a thing in Santa Barbara County! View the handbook

More than 75% of All Water used by District Customers is Used Outdoors

Your Landscape is the Best Place to Focus Your Water Conservation Efforts

Five Easy Ways to Save Water Outdoors Every Day

  1. Equip all hoses with shut-off nozzles and use drip irrigation systems.
  2. Adjust sprinklers so that they don’t water the sidewalk, street, or create runoff.
  3. Don’t over-water landscaping.
  4. Place mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and discourage weeds.
  5. Use a pool cover to cut down on water evaporation.