At Douglas County PUD we recognize that people live and grow in a watershed. Our philosophies and commitment to watershed health continue to grow as our understanding deepens. Our commitment to fish and wildlife preservation ranges from habitat restoration and conservation to our award winning fish hatchery.

Blessed with an innovative dam design that is highly efficient in passing migratory fishes, and with the highest downstream fish guidance rate on the Columbia/Snake River system, Wells Dam and the Douglas County PUD are committed to prudent and effective environmental stewardship programs.

Low Water Use Landscaping

In 2004, the Washington State University Chelan County Master Gardeners approached the Commission with the idea of installing a low water use landscaping demonstration near the new entrance to our building addition. Jan Smith provided the landscape design, and the WSU Master Gardeners grew the plants from seed and assisted in the planting.

Often referred to as xeriscaping, this landscaping method needs 2-3 inches of water per year in contrast to a lawn that needs 36-40 inches of water per year.  

We hope you enjoy this demonstration of low water use landscaping.

Below are pictures and names of the plants in Douglas PUD’s low water use landscaping.