Public Parks Leaderboard

August 2019 (out of 35 Departments)

Current RankOrganizationRegionAverage
Site Score
1 City of SaratogaBay Area94.3
2 City of Walnut CreekBay Area88.3
3 City of Santa Clara ParksBay Area77.6
4 City of Mt View ParksBay Area76.7
5 City of Santa Cruz ParksBay Area73.2
6 City of CupertinoBay Area71.2
7 City of Foster CityBay Area69.7
8 City of StocktonCentral Valley69.7
9 City of Vacaville ParksBay Area69.6
10 City of CapitolaBay Area69.3
11 City of San BrunoBay Area69.0
12 Suisun City ParksBay Area68.9
13 City of MartinezBay Area67.5
14 Greater Vallejo Rec DistrictBay Area66.7
15 City of PittsburgBay Area66.7

Each site in our program gets a percentile score ranging from 1 to 100 based on how closely actual water use tracks to its Budget Range over the last 12 months relative to all other sites in the program. If a site’s water use stays within the Budget Range in each month, its score is 100. Water use over the Budget Range lowers the score. Water use under the Budget Range also lowers the score but only by a third as much. This scoring encourages sites to consistently follow the seasonal irrigation pattern. While some customers may choose to underwater, our goal is to reduce overwatering without compromising landscape health and appearance.

A score of 75 means that a site has performed better than 75% of its peer sites. A score of 50 means half of its peers are doing better and half are doing worse. A score of 25 means a site is doing better than only 25% of its peers. Efforts to increase irrigation efficiency can improve a site’s percentile rather quickly, as we continually update scores based on the last 12 months of data.

The table above ranks organizations (with 2 or more sites) based on average site score (best at top). The table is updated monthly.

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