Did you know?
More than 50% of the water used in the average California household is used outdoors, much of it wasted in overwatering lawns and gardens.
Save water and money by using the Sprinkler Times online program and app to get a customized irrigation schedule for your landscape! Click here to learn more.
Click here to learn about the rebates, FREE water saving devices, home water audits and conservation programs offered by the City of Napa Water Division.
Do you live in the county un-incorporated area? You can pick up FREE water-saving devices such as:
showerheads, shower timers, hose nozzles, and hose timers at the Flood Control District at 804 First Street in Napa.
The time for conserving water is now!
Because precipitation levels in California can vary so greatly from year to year it is important to make water conservation a priority.
This page was created to provide you with information about conserving water at home, inside and out. Not only are many of these water conservation measures free or low-cost, but they will actually save you money over time while helping to ensure the reliability of our water supply!
Click on the headings below to learn more about each topic:
1. Determine the watering needs of your lawn.
What a waste! A sprinkler watering the pavement!
2. Properly irrigate lawns and gardens
3. Create a rain garden in your yard.
A beautiful, drought-tolerant landscape!
4. Landscape with low maintenance native plants
5. Harvest rainwater during the rainy season
This functional and attractive barrel can harvest 85 gallons of rainwater!
To calculate your home water usage, learn about efficient appliances, and see some real-world water conservation implementation by other Californians, click here.
Visit the County of Napa's water conservation page for the latest water conservation newsletters, tips, and events. Un-incorporated Napa County residents can also learn about FREE water-saving devices available through the Public Works Department.
City of Napa residents can schedule a home water audit, learn about appliance rebates, and get FREE water-saving devices for inside and outside the home through the City of Napa Water Division.
The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance provides helpful information on winery and vineyard water conservation. Click here to visit the site.
Other helpful links:
Rain tanks, barrels, and cisterns can be placed outside buildings to store water collected from roof downspouts. The stored water can then be used for irrigation. The system pictured above stores roughly 700 gallons of rainwater which provides water for potted plants and fruit trees for about two months after the rainy season ends.
Visit sfwater.org to learn more about rainwater harvesting technology.
Other helpful rainwater harvesting links: