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Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO)

In 2015, the State of California enacted major changes to the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, marking a groundbreaking shift toward landscape design and management practices better suited to the state's climates and conditions.

StopWaste has interviewed local public agency staff about how they're dealing with WELO requirements and hosted a WELO round table to answer questions and share best practices. Many participants asked for resources to help standardize and streamline WELO compliance. We've been developing a suite of tools and expect to have them available Fall 2017.

In the meantime, here are some useful WELO links:

General Resources

Compost, Mulch & Soil


Professional Expertise

Need more help?

  • If you are local government staff in Alameda County: Contact StopWaste Senior Program Manager Teresa Eade
  • If you are a landscape professional: Check our Training & Events and Resources pages
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