The Municipal Water District of Orange County and your local water agency have compiled a variety of water use efficiency resources to help OC residents save water. Please click on the links below.

Overwatering Is Out - OC Stormwater Program


Water that runs off your property from excess irrigation, car washing, or hosing down sidewalks is both a water use efficiency issue and a stormwater issue. H2OC was created by the Orange County Stormwater Program to help Orange County residents take action to keep our local waterways healthy for generations to come.



OC Garden Friendly Program

The OC Garden Friendly Program promotes the use of climate appropriate plants and water efficient irrigation practices. Each year, several OC Garden Friendly events are held at home and garden centers throughout Orange County to help residents reduce irrigation runoff and improve outdoor water use efficiency.



California Friendly Landscape Training Program

The California Friendly Landscape Training Program helps homeowners and professional landscapers design and maintain water efficient landscapes. This program features in-person and online classes that focus on landscape design, plant selection, irrigation system design and maintenance, and watering.



California Friendly Landscaping Resources

We have compiled a list of local landscaping resources to help you design and maintain a California Friendly landscape. There are a variety of native and California Friendly plants that are suited to southern California's semi-arid climate and require very little water.



Sunset Magazine's Plant Finder

Find the perfect plants and flowers for your garden with Sunset Magazine's Plant Finder tool. Discover which plants are most ideal for your landscape based on your local climate zone, sun exposure, and personal plant preferences.



Smart Irrigation - Take Control of Your Sprinkler System

This series of articles is designed to educate homeowners on efficient irrigation practices. This series covers irrigation basics, such as evapo-transpiration and the history of the lawn, and builds up to more advanced topics, like distribution uniformity and smart irrigation technology. Read all four parts of this series to boost your irrigation I.Q.!

 


Home Water Use Calculator

Home water conservation is easy once you understand how and where you can use less. This quick and easy Water Calculator offers simple conservation tips that can save water and energy.




Irrigation Schedule Calculator

Helps you use less water by providing you with controllers runtime recommendations for normal conditions or for drought response. This calculator tool provides wither base schedules for the percent adjust feature or weekly schedules for every month of the year. A unique added feature is the ability to create a landscape site map to show where each irrigation zone waters.


 

Water Saving Tips

Southern California is a semi-arid region and much of our water supply is imported. We all need to do our part to become more efficient in our day-to-day water use and protect our precious water resources.