Water Conservation

Santa Paula Water Conservation

The City of Santa Paula’s Water Division would like to share with all residents methods to help conserve water.  Water conservation provides multiple benefits to all water users. In addition to securing a cost-effective, reliable source of water supply, other benefits of water use efficiency include runoff reduction, pollution prevention, and energy savings.

Below are several methods to help residents conserve water. See how you can make an impact today!

Reset Your Water Irrigation Controller

Stop over-watering your yard, and learn exactly what you need to set your water controller. Ensure you are using the best amount of water for the specific weather or time of year.

Repair Broken Sprinklers

Little things like fixing a broken sprinkler can make a big difference. Make sure to check your sprinkler system at least once a week. If you notice any brown spots on your lawn, there may be sprinkler heads that need to be replaced. Ensure that sprinklers are spraying the lawn and aren’t spraying walls, driveways, or sidewalks.                                                               

Calculate Your Water Footprint

A great activity to do at home with the kids is to calculate your water footprint. Kids may have no idea how many gallons of water are used for basic daily activities like taking a bath or a shower, washing their clothes, or brushing their teeth. Start conserving today!

Step 1: Work together to complete the online Water Footprint Calculator.

Step 2: Review the results with your child and brainstorm some ways for reducing water use.

Step 3: Develop a list of goals for reducing water use in your home and take action.

Save Water at Home

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Choose Drought-Tolerant Plants

You can use less water by shrinking the amount of lawn you have, planting water-efficient plants, and installing a drip irrigation system. Drought-tolerant plants work best because they don’t require much water to survive. Native species adapted to your climate are also a good choice and often require less maintenance. 

Find the Right Plant - http://www.venturacountygardening.com/plants.php

Re-design your landscape

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Learn more about Lawn Substitutes

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Water Resources for Teachers

Water EducationFoundation: Educational Programs for all grades.

Project WET: (Water Education for Teachers): Interdisciplinary, https://www.oxnard.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/LOGO_wet.jpgsupplementary water education program for educators.

EPA Materials for Educators: Environmental education programs for teachers and parents.

Metropolitan Water District: Free water education resources.