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Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape OrdinanceThe Department of Water Resources (DWR) adopted an updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (Model Ordinance) September 10, 2009. Cities and counties, including charter cities and counties must adopt their own landscape water conservation ordinances by January 1, 2010 or the Model Ordinance will automatically go into effect on that date. Water suppliers can play an important role in the successful implementation of these ordinances.

The Model Ordinance addresses water budgets for landscapes, the prevention of excessive erosion and irrigation runoff, landscape and irrigation design requirements, the use of recycled water where available, irrigation audits, and the scheduling of irrigation based on the local climate.

For more details, please visit the DWR website at