Conservation and rebates

WaterSmart Center

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WaterSmart gardener

Commercial landscapes


Learn about:

Rebates and free items

Events and workshops

Landscape Advisory Committee



Using water outdoors 

We encourage wise water use. Here's what you can do:

  • Repair leaks 
  • When watering outdoor landscapes, avoid runoff on sidewalks, streets and hardscapes.
  • No washing of driveways and sidewalks; except as needed for health and safety.
  • Use only hoses with shutoff nozzles to wash vehicles.
  • Turn off fountains or decorative water features unless the water is recirculated. 
  • No irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes within 48 hours of rainfall.

For businesses:

  • Restaurants must only offer water upon customer request. 
  • Hotels must provide guests the option to reuse towels and linens.

What's new?

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 out the notification form. 

Tools for Saving


Learn how your home and landscape uses water and where you can cut back.

My Water Report

Receive reports comparing your water use to similar households.

Home Survey Kit

Request a free home survey kit: includes dye tabs to detect toilet leaks, a flow-meter bag and instructions to manage water use.

Report water waste

Have you seen water being wasted? Report it! 

Request a speaker 

Submit a request for an EBMUD speaker at your upcoming 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, find tips here.

Video gallery

Irrigation makeover 

Consider converting to in-line drip irrigation and cash in on EBMUD rebates of up to $2,500

Benefits of mulch

Mulch helps soil retain moisture, stifles weeds and beautifies your garden.

Control your controller  

Learn how to adjust your irrigation controller.  


Leaky toilets 

Toilet tanks are common leak culprits. A few minutes is all you need to check for leaks.