Residential Resources

The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) has compiled a variety of water use efficiency resources to help Orange County residents save water. Please click on the links below.

OC Water Smart Gardens

MWDOC’s OC Water Smart Gardens webpage provides a surplus of helpful guides and fact sheets, as well as an interactive photo gallery of water-saving landscape ideas that allows you to add the California Friendly plants that inspire you to a shopping list. Visit the webpage today for a collection of resources to help you save time, money, and water!

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.!

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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.

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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.

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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 weather 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.

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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.

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Report Water Waste

Report water waste and remain anonymous. To report potential water waste in your community either contact your local water provider directly, or send us an email.

California Friendly

A Maintenance Guide for Landscapers, Gardeners, and Land Manager

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Irrigation Maintenance and Repair Companies

A regularly scheduled irrigation system tune-up could help you save water and lower your water bill. Click below to view a list of companies that offer regularly scheduled irrigation system maintenance and repair services in Orange County.

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