City Water Conservation Efforts

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Davis-Woodland Schools and Parks Water Conservation Projects Plan 

The City of Davis, in coordination with the City of Woodland, Davis Joint Unified School District and Woodland Joint Unified School District was granted funding from the Water Resources Association of Yolo County to identify water conservation opportunities in Davis and Woodland schools and public use areas. Through a competitive Request for Proposal process, landscape architectural consultants Melton Design Group (MDG) were chosen by a representative group from the four agencies and hired by the City of Davis to evaluate potential sites for water conservation and identify opportunities for improvements and funding.

The final project plan includes a project description, water conservation improvements, estimated cost of construction and grant funding opportunities for each priority project. The final plan will allow the participating agencies to more easily apply for grants for priority water-conservation projects by having a design, description, and cost estimate in place for each project. The projects can also be broken down into smaller, more manageable areas and the cost estimates adjusted by the size of the project and the amenities included. The grant funding list will aid the agencies in prioritizing which grants are the best match for each individual project.

View the Davis-Woodland Schools and Parks Water Conservation Projects Plan

Public Facilities & Parks

Davis maintains 485 acres of landscaping across 36 parks and 55 miles of greenbelts and streetscapes. To do our part to save water, the City’s goal is to reduce water use in these areas by 30 percent. Staff is working diligently to implement changes to achieve this goal.

More on Public Facilities & Parks Efforts

Water Conservation Workshops

September 24: Pollinator Gardening

Join the Yolo County Master Gardeners and horticulture experts from the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden for a workshop on creating pollinator-friendly habitats in your home landscape. Learn about locally-appropriate plants for attracting hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. The City of Davis will have a table with water-wise landscaping information. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the UC Davis Arboretum’s newest pollinator-friendly gardens. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. See the Arboretum website for more information. 

The City offers water conservation workshops with topics including rain water retention, lawn conversion, irrigation systems, grey water systems, water-wise landscaping, and more. Past workshop presentations and videos can be found on the water conservation workshops page.

View Workshop Details & Past Workshop Presentations