Each year, 1.7 trillion gallons of water goes to waste in the United States. Washing dishes, showering, flushing toilets, washing clothes, and watering yards are just some of the most common household activities that use significant amounts of water. Shockingly, 3.6 billion people live in areas where clean water is considered a scarce resource. Southern California is one of those areas that bears severe droughts throughout the year.

At Villa Del Sur Apartment Homes, we strive to protect the environment and promote green living by preserving water and reducing unnecessary waste. Here are some ways to join the positive movement and practice green living at the Villa Del Sur Apartment Homes.

Reduce Water Consumption

As Santa Ana is prone to droughts, our team does all we can to conserve water on the property. We’ve installed drought-tolerant landscaping, which means we use plants, such as succulents, that don’t require much water to flourish. We’ve also installed a drip irrigation system and replaced grass and mulch areas with decorative stone. This allows us to preserve thousands of gallons of water.

Inside our buildings, we practice green living by utilizing our advanced plumbing system. Standard toilets use about 3.5 gallons of water each time they flush, but not ours! We’ve installed low-flow toilets, which use approximately 20 percent less water than your typical toilet. For perspective, each low-flow toilet can save up to 13,000 gallons of water each year!

Save on Paper and Plastic

We’ve also gone paperless at Villa Del Sur Apartment Homes by making everything—rent payments, service requests, applications, and notices—available to our residents in their online portal. Not only is this an added convenience, but it eliminates unnecessary paper waste. 

In our community, we strive to provide quality services to help make your life as a resident a little easier. Visit our new resident portal to pay your rent online, enter a maintenance service request, browse our calendar for upcoming activities, and much more! 

Additionally, we’ve placed a water bottle refill station on the property, encouraging residents to use refillable bottles and cut down on plastic waste.


One of the best tips for living green is to recycle. We have recycling bins in our main office, and we encourage all residents to recycle in their homes. Plastic bottles, containers, empty cans, paper, and flattened cardboard are all items you can recycle. However, be mindful that you cannot recycle food, liquid, plastic bags, plastic wrap, or cups with wax or plastic coating.

In Santa Ana, you can take your recycling to OC Recycling. This little change in habit can make a massive difference for our planet.

We’re Excited to Announce Organic Waste Recycling!

Organic waste recycling will be coming soon to our local community, and we can’t wait to participate! This initiative will help keep millions of pounds of food waste out of landfills and turn them into compost and renewable natural gas. You can learn more about organic waste recycling here. We’ll keep you up to date as this program expands throughout the state.

We want to do everything we can to take care of the earth and practice green living. If you are looking for an apartment complex that cares as much about the environment as you do, Villa Del Sur Apartment Homes is the perfect place for you!