RightScape

RightScape

Up to 60% of your home's total water usage is used outdoors. Follow these easy ways to reduce your outdoor water use and save the most money on your water bill.

 
 Use the Right Plants
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RightScape plants: California appropriate drought-resistant plants are perfectly suited for our mild winters and warm, dry summers. They’re low maintenance, use little water and don’t need soil preparation or fertilizing. For a one-stop shop with garden tours, garden galleries, a searchable plant database and a garden resources section, visit IRWD RightScape.

Free Planting Guidelines: The RightScape Planting Guide provides helpful tips on how to establish native plants. For a tour of two dozen RightScape gardens found throughout the IRWD service area, visit IRWD RightScape. We also have self-help videos here.

$$ Get Rid of the Turf and get a Turf Removal Rebate that provides $2 per sq. ft. of grass removed. Minimum of 250 sq. ft. required. 

Use the Right Schedule
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Free RightScape Watering Schedule keeps your plants hydrated with the least amount of water.

$$ Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers: Let your automatic timer keep track of your schedule. $350 per clock for less than 1 acre of landscape; $25 per station for more than 1 acre. Find out more

$$ Schedule Your Timer to Save Water & Money: Visit the IRWD Control Your Controller page to learn how to properly schedule your sprinkler timer. Save Our Water offers in depth Sprinker 101 resources. read more

 

 

 Use the Right Equipment
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RightScape Equipment waters your garden efficiently and gets the most from every drop of water. Visit the IRWD Control Your Controller page to learn how to properly schedule your sprinkler timer. Save Our Water offers in depth Sprinker 101 resources. read more

$$ Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers: Let your automatic timer keep track of your schedule. $350 per clock for less than 1 acre of landscape; $25 per station for more than 1 acres. Find out more

$$ Rotating Spray Nozzles:  Save more water than you think, up to 7,500 gallons a year. $4 per nozzle rebate is available. Find out more

 
How much can you $ave?
Estimated Water $avings

Water only when necessary
Water before 8am
Check for sprinkler leaks, overspray & broken sprinker heads
Use a water saving hose nozzle
Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks
Install a smart sprinkler irrigation controller
Place organic mulch in your garden
Replace thirsty plants with California Friendly plants

1,100 gallons per irrigation cycle
25 gallons per day
500 gallons per month
up to 7,500 gallons per year
up to 150 gallons each time
up to 40 gallons per irrigation cycle
hundreds of gallons per year
hundreds of gallons per year

 
Still Thirsty to Save More? -  See Tips on Indoor Water Savings
 
Check out our Video Library is designed to give you tips on how to save water.
 
Promoting Effective Irrigation
The California Sprinkler Adjustment Notification System, or CSANS, sends periodic sprinkler adjustment reminder emails with optimal percentages to homeowners and businesses that subscribe to this free public service. If you reside in California, own an irrigation controller that supports the "percent adjust" or similar feature, and wish to receive this free reminder please subscribe below.

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