Introduction:

FINDING AND FIXING LEAKS

Did you know that an American home can waste, on average, 11,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks? Nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year.

 

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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Have questions for the City of Prescott Water Conservation Department? Click here to ask.

 

Fall
Landscaping
Tips

 

Flower and Vegetable Gardens

  • Mulch garden beds with leaves or compost to reduce winter weeds and feed the soil.

Trees and Shrubs

  • Plant trees, shrubs and many perennials in early fall to give them a good start.

Watering

  • Reduce watering during cooler weather.
  • Shut off and drain watering systems if you expect a freeze.
  • Put away exposed soaker hosesxyz.

 

Submit your water conservation rebate application online at
www.waterrebates.com/az-prescott

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:

Identify places where water is causing erosion as it drains off your property.

Slow the flow with natural ground cover and divert water to landscape vegetation.

WaterSmart Tips:

Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons of water a year.

Water Knowledge Tips:

As runoff flows over paved, dirt, and landscaped surfaces, it can pick up debris, chemicals, soil and other pollutants as it flows untreated into the nearest creek or lake.