Residential Services and Rebates

Average Indoor Household Water Use

EBMUD's water conservation incentives and services will help you make your home more water-efficient. A WaterSmart home:

  • saves water and energy
  • saves money on utility and landscape maintenance bills
  • reduces waste
  • reduces pollution from irrigation runoff
  • reduces green house gas emissions from water pumping and heating

EBMUD's WaterSmart services make it easy to conserve.

Services & Tools

NEW for 2014! WaterSmart Plant Tags in Nurseries

Tags sporting the message “I’m a WaterSmart Plant” can now be found in participating nurseries and garden centers throughout the East Bay.

WaterSmart Home Survey Kit

EBMUD's WaterSmart Home Survey Kit can help you find and fix leaks, and check water flow rates.

On-Site Home Water Surveys

EBMUD's free on-site indoor and landscape water use surveys provide customized information on how to save water and money.

Customer Authorization to Share Water Use Information

Use the form below to authorize your landscape contractor or other third party to receive account information that will help you manage your water consumption. You can fill the form out online, print, sign, and mail to EBMUD.

Incentives

Mulch Discount Coupons

Save water and enhance your landscape with discounts on mulch at participating Bay Area garden centers and nurseries.

High-Efficiency Toilet Rebates

Get up to $50 when you upgrade your old toilet.

High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebates

Get $200 for installing a high-efficiency clothes washer.

Lawn Conversion & Irrigation Upgrade Rebates

Get up to $2,500 for converting lawns and upgrading irrigation equipment at single-family homes and multi-family residences of 4 units of less.

Multi-Family Submeter Retrofit Incentives

Get up to $250 for installation of sub-meters. This program is for qualified multi-family property owners and homeowners associations (HOAs).

Graywater Systems

Get a rebate of up to $50 for purchase of a graywater system 3-way diverter valve.

Free Devices & Discounts

Free Water-Saving Devices

High-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and other water-saving devices are available free of charge to eligible EBMUD customers.

Learn & Connect

Join Us

Events, workshops, and classes that will keep you up to date on the latest water-efficient ideas, practices, and technologies.

Water Conservation Publications

Water conservation "how-to" publications, school materials, EBMUD's Water Conservation Master Plan, and our award-winning gardening book Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates.

Lose Your Lawn the Bay-Friendly Way

Visit Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening for useful information about sheet mulching and converting lawns to sustainable landscaping.

Organizations and Community Resources

Links to EBMUD's water conservation partners, cooperating organizations, and other key community resources.

Research & Development

Comprehensive studies, reports, and information on emerging technologies and methodologies within the water conservation field.

Contact Us

Report Water Waste

Please contact us to let us know about any water waste in your area.

WaterSmart Center

Your resource for services and incentives for home and business, publications, workshops and events,and more.

EBMUD Water Conservation:

E-mail waterconservation@ebmud.com
Phone 1-866-403-2683