Managing & Protecting California’s Water Resources
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.

It’s Time to Turn Off Your Sprinklers
Fall and winter bring rain, snow, and decreasing temperatures. To conserve water, we recommend you shut off your sprinklers. Conservation is a California lifestyle, regardless of the season. Winterizing your sprinkler system can also protect your pipes from freezing.

“We can take much greater advantage of incoming storms if people shut off their sprinklers. There’s no need to add more water to already soaked landscaping,” said Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin.

Learn about other tips to reduce water use around the yard.

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