Landscape Irrigation

Did you know that over half of residential water use goes to irrigation? 

Also, did you know that most residents over-irrigate? 

The links below will help you get your landscape in shape - and save water!

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For information about rebates for switching out inefficient high-water using landscape with low-water using landscape or rebates for irrigation equipment upgrades, go to the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Landscape Rebate Program.


How much water do my plants need?

For Irrigation scheduling assistance, developed for the San Jose Water Company, click here for more info.


Irrigation Info - The Irrigation Association webpage

The Irrigation Association's webpage has a wealth of irrigation information including online learningvideos and webinars, and technical resources for irrigation professionals that benefit landscapes, both large and small.

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Irrigation Info - California's Save Our Water webpage

The Save Our Water webpage has important drought-specific water conservation information about how to help your...


Water Wise Outdoor Irrigation Survey - FREE!

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is offering a FREE Water Wise Outdoor Irrigation Survey.  During irrigation survey offered to single family and small multi-family sites (under ½ acre) in Santa Clara County, a trained irrigation professional will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your irrigation system. During the survey, the technician will:

  • Evaluate the efficiency of your irrigation system, noting and flagging problems

  • Provide you with a personalized irrigation schedule, if appropriate

  • Make recommendations for repairs, replacements, and upgrades

  • Send you a detailed written report after the survey is complete

  • Pre-inspect the site for the Landscape Rebate Program, if applicable

The site must have at least one valve operated irrigation zone in order to sign up. Homes that only use a hose or portable sprinkler to irrigate the landscape will not be eligible.

To schedule an inspection, please call the District's water conservation hotline at (408) 630-2554 or click here.

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Learn how to keep your landscape healthy by irrigating with your clothes washer’s graywater: rebate available! It’s safe, cost-effective, and no permits are required for laundry to landscape graywater systems. Click here for how-to videos and additional resources. To confirm eligibility for the $200-$400 rebate, apply before installing your system to confirm eligibility for the $200-$400 rebate