Water Efficient Landscape Guidelines & Templates


Water Efficient Landscape Water Efficient Landscape Guidelines & Templates 

The City of Rocklin has developed Residential Landscape Templates that are meant to provide guidance for submitting residential landscape plans for new construction in compliance with the State’s Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) which is in effect as of December 1, 2015.

As indicated in the templates, the City strongly prefers natural turf solutions and provides direction in terms of irrigation methods to support turf but will accept alternatives in accord with the templates.  Projects located within Whitney Ranch must comply with the Whitney Ranch Design Guidelines Manual and not the enclosed templates. 

Artificial Turf

The City cannot prohibit artificial turf approaches to landscape design but discourages their consideration.  Selection and installation of artificial turf materials and systems shall comply with the City’s templates where possible and otherwise be in accord with the guidelines promulgated by the Synthetic Turf Council.

State of CA Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance

City of Rocklin Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Submittal Guidelines & Worksheets

Residential Landscape Templates