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 deadline April 30, 2022.

Program Rules  

  •    Three ways to nominate:                                       

            o    Complete an ONLINE APPLICATION


            o    Email entries                                     

            o    Call in entries 

  •    Must provide detailed information,  i.e.:                                          o    Name                                       

            o    Address                                      

            o    Short description explaining what you
                   liked about the landscape             

  •    Winners will be notified directly by phone

Participating nominees must submit the following:

  •    Short description of your project (include plant list)

  •    Submit 4 color photos of landscaped area
         (include 2 wide-angle view photos)   

  •    Provide a signed waiver to release photos to the public 

  •    Copy of your water bill

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.