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 **COVID-19 Response**   The following official announcements have been made by the city in regards to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)   In an effort to minimize the visits to City Hall, please use our online services for paying your water bill

Avondale is following guidance provided by the state Governor’s Executive Orders: Effective Sunday, June 21, 2020 the wearing of face coverings by employees and customers will be required in all city facilities,  retail establishments, convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, gyms, indoor sports or activity facilities, and medical offices. Additionally, these businesses will be required to post notice of these requirements at their entrances. (see more: COVID-19 Response)


Monthly Water Tips

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April 2020 Watering Reminder

During these uncertain times, let’s be grateful for ample March rains that have provided us with a beautiful desert spring.

The weather is heating up with daytime temps in the 80’s, though it looks like we’ll drop back into the high 60's to low 70’s next week. Keep in mind that April - June is typically a dry period with low humidity, drying winds and little chance of rain. It is a critical time to be providing irrigation as many plants are flushing out with new growth.

With our stay-at-home executive order, it might be a great time to get some much-needed yard work done.

Prepare your landscape for Summer’s Sizzle! 

Recommendations below are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about two years).


  • Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 7-10  days
  • Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - once every 4 days

Trees & shrubs on same valve

  • Desert Adapted - once every 20 days
  • High Water Use - once every 10 days


  • Desert Adapted - once every 24 days
  • High Water Use - once every 10 days

Shrubs, groundcover & vines

  • Desert Adapted - once every 16 days
  • High Water Use - once every 8 days

Cacti and succulent watering

  • Once every 21-25 days

Annuals & vegetable watering

  • Once every 4 days

Wildflower watering

  • Once every 7 days

Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.

Landscape Watering by the Numbers Don’t forget our online, interactive watering guide. If you input some simple information about your landscape irrigation system, it will tell you how long to water to give your plants just the right amount.

Water - Plant It Wisely

Check out our Water – Plant It Wisely: The Ultimate Spring Planting Resource! Dig into the benefits of low water using plants and landscaping. Find plant selection sites, design ideas and more!

  • Plant Something – If you decide to do some yardwork, call your local nursery. Many are offering online ordering with pickup or delivery options.