Conservation and rebates

WaterSmart Center

Be WaterSmart:

Business and industry

WaterSmart gardener

Commercial landscapes


Learn about:

Rebates and free items

Events and workshops

Landscape Advisory Committee

What's new?

Drought update
With our reservoirs refilling and water supply projections sufficient to meet demand, EBMUD declared an end to our drought emergency on May 10, 2016. The EBMUD Board of Directors evaluated customer conservation and our healthy water supplies and voted to ease the drought level to Stage 0, indicating normal water supplies, and lift the temporary drought surcharge from customer bills effective July 1, 2016. Get the latest drought news here.

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour - 2017

Northern California's premier garden tour showcasing inspiring examples of sustainable landscaping. If you would like to be notified when registration for the May 7, 2017 tour opens fill the notification form. EBMUD is one of the tour sponsors.

Tools for Saving


This tool takes you through your home and landscape, shows you where you are using water, and where you can cut back.

My Water Report

Receive bi-monthly reports comparing your water use to similar households.

Home Survey Kit

Slow the flow in your house with EBMUD’s free kit. Includes dye tabs for detecting toilet leaks, a flow-meter bag and step-by-step instructions for you to better manage your home’s water use.

Report water waste

Have you seen water being wasted? Report water waste here.

Request a speaker 

Thank you for your interest in an EBMUD speaker for your event. Please allow 3 weeks advance notice for any request.

WaterSmart tips

Whether you want a quick fix or are committed to long-term conservation projects, find tips here.

Video gallery

Irrigation makeover 

Do your sprinklers need an upgrade? Consider converting to in-line drip irrigation — a more durable, water-efficient and low-maintenance option. Hundreds of customers are installing drip irrigation and cashing in on EBMUD rebates of up to $2,500

Benefits of mulch

Called a gardener's best friend, mulch helps soil retain moisture, stifles weeds and beautifies your garden.

Control your controller  

Learn how to adjust your irrigation controller to comply with EBMUD's outdoor watering restrictions.  


Leaky toilets 

Toilet tanks and broken sprinklers are common culprits of household leaks. A few minutes is all you need to check for leaks in the most common places.