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Water Efficient Landscape


In Southern California, more than half of our urban water supply is used to irrigate landscapes, and one of the best ways to conserve our limited resources is to make these landscapes water-efficient.

State law (Assembly Bill 1881) required that cities and counties update their water efficient landscape ordinances by January 1, 2010. In response, the City adopted a Landscape Water Efficiency Ordinance as the new Chapter 10.19 of the Anaheim Municipal Code.

In addition, the corresponding Anaheim Guidelines provide landscape design parameters and specifications for residents, landscape professionals, developers, and contractors to follow when planning and completing landscape projects in the City.

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The new Landscape Water-efficiency Ordinance and Guidelines apply to all of the following landscaping projects:

New and rehabilitated public agency, private development, and developer installed single and multi family landscape projects of at least 2,500 square feet or larger.

New homeowner installed or hired landscapes of at least 5,000 square feet or larger.

Do-it-Yourself Homeowner
Individual homeowners who prefer to complete a landscape project, of at least 5,000 square feet or larger, on their own without the assistance of a landscape professional.

If you have questions, please contact the Planning Department at 714.765.5139.

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 If you have questions, please contact Water Services at 714.765.5196.