State-wide Water Conservation

The following mandatory water conservation measures are in effect:
  • Do not wash down driveways and sidewalks with potable water, except to address an immediate health and safety need
  • Avoid using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose is fitted with a shutoff nozzle
  • Using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature is prohibited, unless the water is re-circulated
  • Watering lawns in a matter that causes runoff or watering within 48 hours after measurable precipitation
  • Irrigating ornamental turf on public streets 

Every Drop Counts

Anaheim's Voluntary Watering Schedule

  • Homes with street addresses ending in an odd number are requested to water on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
  • Homes with street addresses ending in an even number are requested to water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • Watering should be limited to a maximum of 8 minutes for standard sprinklers and bubblers. 15 minutes for high-efficiency nozzles per irrigation station per assigned day, with an exemption for drip irrigation
  • Landscape irrigation should be limited to before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. to reduce evaporative water waste. Adjust landscape or turf watering to eliminate runoff. 

2017 Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest 

As part of the Water Awareness Month celebration, Anaheim Public Utilities hosted our 27th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest. 

All first- through eighth-graders in public or private Anaheim schools were invited to create a colorful poster illustrating the theme: “Water is Life”.  
See the winning posters.