WaterSmart Landscape Award

Applications for 2023:  CLOSED June 15, 2023

Show Us Your Landscape

Anaheim Public Utilities hosts the annual WaterSmart Landscape Award program. The contest is open to Anaheim residents and businesses that have implemented California-Friendly landscapes that excel in sustainable landscape design, plant selection, water use efficiency, and creativity. Winners will receive a WaterSmart Landscaping Care Kit, WaterSmart Landscape Awardee Yard Sign, and be recognized at an upcoming Anaheim Public Utilities Board Meeting in celebration of Water Awareness Month! As well as:

  • Residential landscape winners will receive a $250 gift card to Home Depot or Lowes 
  • Commercial landscape winners will receive a $500 gift card to Home Depot or Lowes

Program Guidelines 

  • Must have an active Anaheim Public Utilities water account
  • Must have installed California Friendly®/native plants   
  • Only front yard, parkways, and common areas are eligible
  • Artificial turf projects are ineligible

Past WaterSmart Landscape Award Winners

Contact Us

  1. Save Water

    Call: 714-765-4250 or Email

    Anaheim West Tower

    201 S. Anaheim Blvd. 
    Anaheim, CA 92805 Map

    Utilities Directory

Program Rules:  

Three ways to nominate:     

  • Complete an ONLINE APPLICATION       
  • Email entries to akanzler@anahiem.net
  • Call in entries to 714-765-4218

Provide detailed information,  i.e.:   

  • Name                                       
  • Address     
  • Short description explaining what you liked about the landscape 

Participating nominees will need to submit the following:

  • Short description of your project (include plant list)
  • Submit 4 color photos of landscaped area (include 2 wide-angle view photos)   
  • Provide a signed waiver to release photos to the public 
  • Copy of your water bill

Winners will be notified directly by phone

Judging Criteria

   1.    Appropriate Plant Selection
             o    California Friendly®/natives
   2.    Project Creativity
             o    Creative and innovative landscape design
   3.    Landscape Design
             o    Plant color, textures, form, repetition,  
                   organization, and unity will be considered
   4.    Irrigation System
o Designed to reduce runoff, use of water efficient  irrigation (drip system, micro spray, rotating nozzles,  etc.)

Turf Replacement Program
For a limited time, the Turf Replacement Program rebate is $2 per square foot of turf removed (up to 5,000 sq. ft. for residential and 50,000 sq. ft. for commercial customers). Turf must be replaced with California Friendly® plants. Please visit socalwatersmart.com to view additional program requirements and begin the application process.