Opening Screen Water Conservation

Monsoons are here with a bang and these rains should be a great benefit to landscape plants. But if the rainwater simply runs off of your property, you're not getting the full benefit of all that moisture! Think there isn't enough rain? A one-inch rain will collect 600 gallons from a 1,000 square foot roof, while 4,500 square foot lot will receive 2,800 gallons! Click on the links in Topic of the Month to learn more about rainwater harvesting!

Community Information:

City of Prescott Rebate Program: Receive up to $400 for removing turf to install low water use landscaping.

Time of Day Watering Restrictions: Beginning April 15, extending through November 1, outdoor watering must occur between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. daily.

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How to use this website video

Check out Brad Lancaster, a Best-Selling, Award-Winning author on Harvesting Rainwater at

Learn more from the City of Prescott about rebates for installing rainwater harvesting equipment.

Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use

And don’t forget to check out the Rainwater Harvesting gallery.

Additional Resources:

Prescott Creeks and the Creek Care Guide

Arizona Cooperative Extension: Yavapai Gardening

Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use

Conservation: Regional Water Awareness Handbook

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Direct water from roofs, downspouts, driveways and walkways to vegetated basins or 'rain gardens'.

WaterSmart Tips:

Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

Also check valves for leaks and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

Water Knowledge Tips:

Protect the native vegetation along a creek or wash, known as the "riparian buffer."

Riparian vegetation protects property and water quality by stabilizing stream banks, reducing erosion, filtering out pollutants, and provides habitat for birds and wildlife.