WaterSmart Landscape Award

Show Us Your Landscape

Anaheim Public Utilities hosts the annual WaterSmart Landscape Award program. The contest is open to Anaheim residents and businesses that have implemented California-Friendly landscapes that excel in sustainable landscape design, plant selection, water use efficiency, and creativity. Winners will receive a WaterSmart Landscaping Care Kit, WaterSmart Landscape Awardee Yard Sign, and be recognized at an upcoming Anaheim Public Utilities Board Meeting in celebration of Water Awareness Month!

Program Guidelines 

  • Must have an active Anaheim Public Utilities water account
  • Must have installed California Friendly®/native plants   
  • Only front yard, parkways, and common areas are eligible
  • Artificial turf projects are ineligible

Past WaterSmart Landscape Award Winners

Contact Us

  1. Save Water 

    Call: 714-765-4250 or Email


    Anaheim West Tower
    201 S. Anaheim Blvd. 
    Anaheim, CA 92805 Map

    Utilities Directory
The submission period for this program has closed as of April 30, 2021.

The submission period for this contest has closed as of April 30th, 2021. 

Judging Criteria

  1.    Appropriate Plant Selection
            o    California Friendly®/natives
  2.    Project Creativity
            o    Creative and innovative landscape design
  3.    Landscape Design
            o    Plant color, textures, form, repetition, 
                  organization, and unity will be considered
  4.    Irrigation System
            o    Designed to reduce runoff, use of water efficient irrigation (drip system, micro spray, rotating nozzles, etc.)

Turf Replacement Program

For a limited time, the Turf Replacement Program rebate is $2 per square foot of turf removed (up to 5,000 sq. ft. for residential and 50,000 sq. ft. for commercial customers).  Turf must be replaced with California Friendly ® plants. Please visit socalwatersmart.com to view additional program requirements and begin the application process.