REMINDER: No outdoor watering between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm from May 1st through October 31st

Outdoor Watering

REMEMBER: Outside watering is prohibited between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm from May 1 to October 31

A good rule is watering no more than three days a week - once on the weekend and twice during the week.
Saving Water Outdoors

Did you know that about 40% of the water used in Santa Fe homes is used for outdoor watering? Santa Fe has endured several consecutive years of drought and the City is encouraging customers to put every drop of water to work by ensuring your irrigation system operates at peak efficiency to minimize overwatering, evaporation and runoff.

Plant Resources

Irrigation System Maintenance

Many irrigation systems can benefit from simple changes such as fixing or adjusting sprinkler heads, ensuring proper operating pressure, and implementing appropriate watering schedules. An Irrigation Efficiency Evaluation performed by a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) can help property owners increase irrigation system efficiency and learn about best management practices which can result in healthier landscapes, less water waste, less irrigation runoff and reduced water bills.

For more information on outdoor water efficiency, please contact the Water Conservation Office at (505) 955-4225 or see Saving Water Outdoors.


Qualified Water Efficient Landscapers are trained in water-wise landscape practices including plant selection, irrigation system design and water management.

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