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?

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? We've updated our map with new gardens to visit around the bay for you to gather fresh inspiration.

Landscape Rebates

Transforming water thirsty gardens with water wise plants and efficient irrigation is still one of the best ways to show that saving water is part of the California lifestyle. (Not to mention it can really help lower high bills).  Get rebates up to $2,000 (residential) or $20,000 (commercial/multi-family) when you save water in the garden.

My Water Portal

Explore and track your water use, set up leak alerts, find customized tips to conserve, and more.

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.

Request a speaker 

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


Learn how your home and landscape use water, and find out where to cut back. 

Outdoor watering rules

Rain or shine, water conservation is always in style. The following outdoor watering restrictions are in effect to encourage wise water use:

  • 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.

Report water waste

Have you seen water being wasted? Report it! 

Leaky toilets 

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