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What's New

I HEART my Garden Photo Challenge

It's our first annual photo challenge! Vote on your favorite garden transformations and submit your before and after photos for a chance to win great prizes.

Low-Water Plant List

Check out our expanded list of recommended low and very low water-use plants to get your garden started. 

WaterSmart Certified Business Ceremony

Congratulations to the 33 newly recognized WaterSmart Certified Businesses! The businesses were honored at a ceremony on February 13 with the EBMUD Board of Directors. Next year, this could be your business

Sustainable Landscape Map

Looking for inspiration to turn your lawn into a low-water use garden or renovate your existing garden? Use the map to find a garden near you.

Upcoming Events

Fix a Leak Week (March 19th-23rd)

Rise to the challenge and invest in your own pipes and fixtures.You will find dye tabs and leak detection displays at local hardware stores throughout the East Bay. The dye tabs are one of the easiest ways to help you find one of the most common and wasteful leaks in your home—a faulty toilet flapper.

Graywater 101 (March 31st)

Learn to choose and install a simple, low-cost graywater system to help make your home and landscape more resilient.

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour (May 6th)

Join us for a day of inspiration on this self-guided tour of 40 Alameda and Contra Costa County Gardens.

Learn and Connect

Permanent Outdoor Water Use Rules

Rain or shine, water conservation is always important. You can review EBMUD's permanent outdoor watering rules, and report water waste violations here.

Request a speaker 

Submit a request for an EBMUD speaker at your upcoming event. Please allow 3 weeks advance notice for any request. 

Landscape Advisory Committee

EBMUD hosts a monthly meeting for a range of professionals related to sustainable landscaping and outdoor water conservation.

Water Conservation Publications

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

Call for Workshop Presenters

EBMUD is seeking qualified presenters and workshop facilitators in the area of sustainable gardening and outdoor water conservation. 

Contact Us

Phone: 1-866-403-2683

Report Water Waste
Let us know about water waste in your area.