Saving Water Around the Yard


Use a Broom to
Clean Outdoor Areas

Saves 8-18 gallons/minute


Adjust Sprinkler Heads

Saves 12-15 gallions each time you water

Fix Leaks

A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint
pen can waste about 6,300 gallons
of water per month


Use Mulch

Saves 20-30 gallons per
1000 sq. ft. each time


Set Mower Blades to 3″

Encourages deeper roots and
saves 16-50 gallons per day


Install Drip Irrigation

Saves 15 gallons each time you water

Add a Smart Controller

Saves 24+ gallons per day


Drought Resistant
Trees & Plants

Saves 30-60 gallons
per 1000 sq. ft. each time


To get more information on the drought, how to save water, or to report water waste, call the City of Milpitas Water Conservation Hotline at 408-586-2666, or visit Save Water Milpitas.