Public Works Department - Water Conservation Tips

What is Overwatering?
Overwatering is the act of giving a plant or lawn cover too much water. Overwatering occurs when a plant is watered often without allowing the soil to dry first. Many homeowners do this because they want to do something good for their yard. They think that they are being helpful. On the contrary, they are actually doing more harm than good. Overwatering can lead to all sorts of problems, one of them being root rot.

What you can do!
Don't water unless your lawn needs it. Over-watering promotes shallow root growth and makes your lawn less hardy. To determine if your lawn needs watering, walk across the grass. If you leave footprints, it's time to water. Use the watering calculator and watering index found online at to learn just how much you should water. You can save anywhere between 750 to 1,500 gallons a month.

Please refrain from Watering Your Lawn on Street Sweeping Days!

For more information: Or call the Cypress Public Works Department at (714) 229-6747.

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City of Cypress Department of Public Works ~ 5275 Orange Avenue ~ Cypress, CA 90630 ~ 714-229-6740