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10 Steps to Outdoor Water Conservation - Anaheim, California

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10 Steps to Outdoor Water Conservation - Anaheim, California

  1. 1. City of Anaheim PRSRT STD Public Utilities Department U.S POSTAGE California Friendly Plants Communications PAID 201 S. Anaheim Boulevard VAN NUYS, CA Suite 1101 To view more beautiful California friendly plants, Anaheim, California 92805 PERMIT NO. 2929 visit Anaheim’s Waterwise Garden at 2150 E. Katella Ave. at the Amtrak Anaheim Station (adjacent to Angel Stadium of Anaheim). Trailing Lantana Daylily Kaffir Lily Fortnight Lily For more informaton go to www.bewaterwise.com Cut out and save this valuable information ✁ Schedule Supply Status Anaheim Water Weekly Watering Outdoors Save WaterOrnamental Pear Friendly Plants California Water Conservation 10 Steps to Outdoor
  2. 2. 10 Steps to Outdoor Anaheim Water Supply This gauge shows our In Thousand Acre-Feet (TAF) as of 2009 current water supply situation. Overall, Water Conservation 75 TAF weather conditions are FULL dry and there have been 71.7 TAF some cut backs to our 70 TAF water supply. Response level is: EMPTY Voluntary Conservation. 65 TAF Conserving water Good Moderate Dangerous outdoors will help us Condition Condition Condition move the needle to full. California Golden Poppy ✁ Cut out and save this valuable information  SmarTimer: Install a “smart” irrigation   Artificial Turf: Install artificial turf which timer/controller that can fully automate feels and looks like real grass, but without landscape watering based on weather and all the maintenance and water use. Artificial Adjust Your Water Use Habits the actual water needs of your plants – and turf is durable, safe, keeps your lawn looking we’ll even help pay for it! green and well manicured all year long, and Use this weekly watering schedule for the year to save water requires no mowing, watering or chemicals.  Sprinkler Heads: Install rotating nozzle MONTH LAWNS* TREES, SHRUBS, GROUNDCOVER* sprinkler heads which water more slowly   Lawn Height: Set mower blade at the and uniformly to prevent over-watering, highest setting, leaving grass blades 3 inches January 2 days, 2 cycles of 3 minutes each 2 days, 2 cycles of 1 minute each using 20% less water. tall if possible. Longer grass blades promote February 2 days, 2 cycles of 3 minutes each 2 days, 2 cycles of 1–2 minutes each deeper roots to help retain moisture.  Mulch: Use mulch to minimize water loss, March 3 days, 2 cycles of 3–4 minutes each 3 days, 2 cycles of 1–2 minutes each help control weeds, and return nutrients to   Turf/Low Water Usage Grass: Consider April 3 days, 2 cycles of 3–4 minutes each 3 days, 2 cycles of 1–2 minutes each the soil as it decomposes. using drought tolerant turfgrass varieties such as Zoysia Victoria, Bermuda, and May 3 days, 3 cycles of 5 minutes each 3 days, 3 cycles of 2–3 minutes each  Shade Trees: Choose trees that shade St. Augustine. and cool the house during summer, then June 3 days, 3 cycles of 5 minutes each 3 days, 3 cycles of 2–3 minutes each shed their leaves to allow in sunlight   Permeable Surface: Installing permeable July 4 days, 3 cycles of 5–6 minutes each 4 days, 3 cycles of 3–4 minutes each during the winter. paving surfaces allows the flow of water August 4 days, 3 cycles of 5–6 minutes each 4 days, 3 cycles of 3–4 minutes each through the soil below, preventing  California Friendly Plants: Consider numerous environmental contaminants September 4 days, 3 cycles of 5–6 minutes each 4 days, 3 cycles of 3–4 minutes each using “California Friendly” plants in your like oil and fertilizer from entering storm garden to reduce your outdoor water use. October 3 days, 2 cycles of 3–4 minutes each 3 days, 2 cycles of 2–3 minutes each drains as water runoff. These plant species are low water users and November 2 days, 2 cycles of 3–4 minutes each 2 days, 2 cycles of 2 minutes each easy to maintain. To learn how to transform   Hose Nozzle: Using hose nozzles with December 2 days, 2 cycles of 3 minutes each 2 days, 2 cycles of 1 minute each your turf yard to an attractive low water use automatic shut-off handles eliminates landscape visit www.bewaterwise.com. water waste when watering plants or *Total time using multiple cycles. Note: If your irrigation controller has a pre-programmed % option, washing your car. simply enter 70% to change your irrigation schedule. Anaheim Public Utilities offers residents financial incentives to reduce their outdoor water use through our SmartTimer Rebate Program and the Rotating Nozzle Program. For additional information on saving water, call 311 from any Anaheim-based landline or 714.765.4311 or visit www.anaheim.net/utilities.
  3. 3. 10 Steps to Outdoor Anaheim Water Supply This gauge shows our In Thousand Acre-Feet (TAF) as of 2009 current water supply situation. Overall, Water Conservation 75 TAF weather conditions are FULL dry and there have been 71.7 TAF some cut backs to our 70 TAF water supply. Response level is: EMPTY Voluntary Conservation. 65 TAF Conserving water Good Moderate Dangerous outdoors will help us Condition Condition Condition move the needle to full. California Golden Poppy ✁ Cut out and save this valuable information  SmarTimer: Install a “smart” irrigation   Artificial Turf: Install artificial turf which timer/controller that can fully automate feels and looks like real grass, but without landscape watering based on weather and all the maintenance and water use. Artificial Adjust Your Water Use Habits the actual water needs of your plants – and turf is durable, safe, keeps your lawn looking we’ll even help pay for it! green and well manicured all year long, and Use this weekly watering schedule for the year to save water requires no mowing, watering or chemicals.  Sprinkler Heads: Install rotating nozzle MONTH LAWNS* TREES, SHRUBS, GROUNDCOVER* sprinkler heads which water more slowly   Lawn Height: Set mower blade at the and uniformly to prevent over-watering, highest setting, leaving grass blades 3 inches January 2 days, 2 cycles of 3 minutes each 2 days, 2 cycles of 1 minute each using 20% less water. tall if possible. Longer grass blades promote February 2 days, 2 cycles of 3 minutes each 2 days, 2 cycles of 1–2 minutes each deeper roots to help retain moisture.  Mulch: Use mulch to minimize water loss, March 3 days, 2 cycles of 3–4 minutes each 3 days, 2 cycles of 1–2 minutes each help control weeds, and return nutrients to   Turf/Low Water Usage Grass: Consider April 3 days, 2 cycles of 3–4 minutes each 3 days, 2 cycles of 1–2 minutes each the soil as it decomposes. using drought tolerant turfgrass varieties such as Zoysia Victoria, Bermuda, and May 3 days, 3 cycles of 5 minutes each 3 days, 3 cycles of 2–3 minutes each  Shade Trees: Choose trees that shade St. Augustine. and cool the house during summer, then June 3 days, 3 cycles of 5 minutes each 3 days, 3 cycles of 2–3 minutes each shed their leaves to allow in sunlight   Permeable Surface: Installing permeable July 4 days, 3 cycles of 5–6 minutes each 4 days, 3 cycles of 3–4 minutes each during the winter. paving surfaces allows the flow of water August 4 days, 3 cycles of 5–6 minutes each 4 days, 3 cycles of 3–4 minutes each through the soil below, preventing  California Friendly Plants: Consider numerous environmental contaminants September 4 days, 3 cycles of 5–6 minutes each 4 days, 3 cycles of 3–4 minutes each using “California Friendly” plants in your like oil and fertilizer from entering storm garden to reduce your outdoor water use. October 3 days, 2 cycles of 3–4 minutes each 3 days, 2 cycles of 2–3 minutes each drains as water runoff. These plant species are low water users and November 2 days, 2 cycles of 3–4 minutes each 2 days, 2 cycles of 2 minutes each easy to maintain. To learn how to transform   Hose Nozzle: Using hose nozzles with December 2 days, 2 cycles of 3 minutes each 2 days, 2 cycles of 1 minute each your turf yard to an attractive low water use automatic shut-off handles eliminates landscape visit www.bewaterwise.com. water waste when watering plants or *Total time using multiple cycles. Note: If your irrigation controller has a pre-programmed % option, washing your car. simply enter 70% to change your irrigation schedule. Anaheim Public Utilities offers residents financial incentives to reduce their outdoor water use through our SmartTimer Rebate Program and the Rotating Nozzle Program. For additional information on saving water, call 311 from any Anaheim-based landline or 714.765.4311 or visit www.anaheim.net/utilities.
  4. 4. City of Anaheim PRSRT STD California Friendly Plants Public Utilities Department Communications 201 S. Anaheim Boulevard U.S POSTAGE PAID VAN NUYS, CA Suite 1101 To view more beautiful California friendly plants, Anaheim, California 92805 PERMIT NO. 2929 visit Anaheim’s Waterwise Garden at 2150 E. Katella Ave. at the Amtrak Anaheim Station (adjacent to Angel Stadium of Anaheim). Trailing Lantana Daylily Kaffir Lily Fortnight Lily For more informaton go to www.bewaterwise.com ✁ Cut out and save this valuable information Schedule Weekly Watering Supply Status Anaheim Water Save Water Save Water Outdoors Outdoors Water Conservation 10 Steps to Outdoor Friendly PlantsOrnamental Pear California

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