Want to make your lawn disappear?

Check out these resources to learn more about transitioning your lawn and and landscape from thirsty to drought tolerant.  And learn more about how you can save water inside your home and in your yard and garden.  

Save our Water: "Fix It For Good"

The Save Our Water campaign urges Californians to “Fix It For Good” by making permanent changes to save water by rethinking their yards. The "Fix it for Good" site includes helpful tips for conserving water outdoors and features an inspiration gallery of beautiful drought tolerant landscapes created by fellow Californians.  

UC Guide to complete lawn removal

The University of California offers a step-by-step guide to completely removing your lawn and starting over including killing the existing turf and weeds, removing the turf, rethinking your irrigation system, and preparing the soil for what's next.     

Water Efficient Landscape Regulations

Napa County is required to provide educational information about water-efficient landscaping to owners of new single-family homes. The county has also developed an application packet to assist those needing to comply with the state’s model ordinance. This brochure includes information about the online application packet as well as links to useful resources.

Smart from the Start

Smart from the Start is a California water conservation program that provides user-friendly tools and landscape templates to assist new homeowners and developers design and install beautiful, water-smart landscapes.

Sprinklers 101

Did you know landscaping is one of the main uses of water? It is also one of the first places you can make changes. This one-stop shop for homeowners and professionals provides information and online resources on water-efficient irrigation.

Below are more helpful links to water conservation and efficiency tips as well as rebates and incentives that help you save water and save money - inside your home and outdoors.  

State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions

The State Water Resources Control Board website provides an easy reference on the state’s emergency conservation regulations, including what is prohibited for everyone, what is required for business and what water suppliers must do. There is also a drought hotline for questions on drought-related activities, including general questions on the emergency regulations.

Napa County Water Conservation Map

Find water conservation information in areas where you live or work on the Watershed Information Center & Conservancy’s map. You can also enter an address and click for website links and informational pop-ups.

Save Our Water

This site provides a helpful usage calculator, tips on how to save water indoors and out, as well as information about the drought and what you can do to help.

Household Use Home Tour

Take the tour to investigate your water saving opportunities in each area of your home. Click on each location to show you both the facts and specific advice.

Water Calculator

Home water conservation is easy once you understand how and where you can use less. The quick and easy Water Calculator shows you which water uses in your home are efficient and which are not and offers simple conservation tips that save water and energy.

Water Conservation and Rebates in Napa County

The County of Napa and individual jurisdictions have programs to help you save water, both inside and outside, as well as free high-efficiency devices and rebates.

County of Napa

City of American Canyon

City of Napa

Town of Yountville

City of St. Helena

City of Calistoga 

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