WaterSmart Landscape Award

Show Us Your Landscape

Anaheim Public Utilities, in partnership with Anaheim Beautiful, hosts the annual WaterSmart Landscape Award program.  The contest is open to Anaheim residents and businesses that have California-Friendly landscapes. We look for landscapes that excel in design, creativity, plant selection, and irrigation system. Winners are recognized at a Public Utilities Board meeting in May as part of the celebration of Water Awareness Month in California.

Check back in spring 2021 for program dates and details. 

Program Guidelines 

  • Anaheim Public Utilities water customers
  • 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

Program Rules  

  •    Three ways to nominate:                                       
            o    Complete an ONLINE APPLICATION
            o    Email entries                                     
            o    Call in entries 
  •    Must provide as much information as you can, 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

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 low flow drip line
                   or appropriate equipment to maintain landscape

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.