Metropolitan has created easy-to-follow booklets and reference materials to help homeowners, businesses and institutions like hospitals, schools and universities identify ways to save water. Here you’ll find downloadable waterwise tip cards, California Friendly® gardening guides, how-to videos and original artwork from our latest advertising and outreach campaign.

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Water-Saving Tips

Look here for easy-to-do ideas on how to cut down water use inside homes and businesses.


Tips for Being Waterwise Outside and Indoors

Home is Where the Savings Are: An Illustrated Guide

The Landscape Survey Program Flyer – (for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers)

Hospitality Industry - Conservation guide for guestrooms


Purple Flowers

How-to Videos

The videos below provide inspiration and direction for creating and maintaining a California Friendly® landscape. Additional videos can be found in the Garden section.


Convert Sprinklers to Drip Irrigation

Eliminate Runoff: Irrigation Troubleshooting, Cycle and Soak

Clothes Washer

Watering Tools


Watering Index

Learn more about the watering index and how it is calculated.


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Watering Calculator

Estimate the proper amount of water for your landscape or garden.


Public Use Widget

Add the Watering Index and H2Love campaign graphics.

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