Landscape Results: Water
Rated Landscapes in Alameda County are saving more than 86 million gallons of water annually.
Water-conserving landscape practices include:
- Applying compost and mulch to encourage healthy soils and reduce evaporation
- Growing drought-tolerant California native or Mediterranean plants
- Minimizing lawn
- Implementing hydrozoning (grouping plants by water needs)
- Designing for onsite rainwater collection, recycled water and/or graywater use
- Designing and installing high efficiency irrigation systems
- Installing a dedicated meter to monitor landscape water use
- Managing irrigation according to need
- Maintaining the irrigation system so every drop counts
- Requesting an irrigation audit
Did you know? California's Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, a statewide water conservation law for new and renovated landscapes, is updated every three years. WELO applies to permitted landscapes that meet certain size thresholds.