There’s a cooperative solution that requires everyone’s action.
Together, as a community, we can adopt new and innovative ways to permanently reduce our water usage by replacing our thirsty lawns with regionally appropriate landscape gardens and efficient irrigation systems, among other things.
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Conserve Water Outdoors
Choose Drought-Tolerant Plants
You can use less water by shrinking the amount of lawn you have, planting water-efficient plants, and installing a drip irrigation system. Drought-tolerant plants work best because they don’t require much water to survive. Native species adapted to your climate are also a good choice and often require less maintenance.
Oxnard Water customers are eligible to receive up to a $2 per square foot rebate for taking out turf and replacing it with drought-tolerant landscaping. Learn more at bewaterwise.com
Repair Broken Sprinklers
Little things like fixing a broken sprinkler can make a big difference. Make sure to check your sprinkler system at least once a week. If you notice any brown spots on your lawn, there may be a sprinkler heads that needs to be replaced. Ensure that sprinklers are spraying the lawn and aren’t spraying walls, driveways, or sidewalks.
City of Oxnard residents are eligible to virtually attend landscaping classes for free. Learn how to remove your lawn and make the right moves for creating a gorgeous, watershed wise landscape.
The most popular classes available are:
California Friendly Landscaping Class
Garden Transformation Class
Drip Irrigation: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Turf: Remove, Replace or Maintain it Organically
Deciphering your Irrigation Controller
Irrigation and Water Use Efficiency
Additional Landscaping Resources:
Water Efficiency Management Guide – Landscaping and Irrigation
Checklist for your landscape – Find it, Flag it, Fix it
Water Wise Gardening in Ventura County – Learn more about gardening
Report water waste and leaks online at 311.OXNARD.ORG
Water Service Center
Phone (805) 385-8136
Fax (805) 385-8137
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Alternate Fridays 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Water Emergency (24/7)
CALL (805) 207-0603
Water Conservation Hotline
Other Important Contacts
Billing Inquiries (805) 385-7816
Last updated June 15, 2022