Average Indoor Household Water Use

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 will have you saving water like a pro.

Services & Tools

My Home Water Report

Receive bi-monthly reports comparing your water use to similar households. Personalized recommendations and an interactive web portal help you understand and manage your water use.

Nursery WaterSmart plant tags

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.

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) - Water Saving Resources & Tips

Conservation services, rebates, tips for saving water, and recent legislation pertaining to HOAs and landscaping. Download the pdf fact sheets below.

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.

Customer Authorization to Share Account Information


Tax Notice:

All rebates that, individually or in combination, total $600 or more in a tax year require submittal of a W-9 form to the District prior to payment. All personal information provided within the W-9 are kept confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act. If your total rebate amount is $600 or more, you will receive a 1099 form to comply with Internal Revenue Service requirements. The determination of whether your rebate is taxable or not may depend on several variables. You are recommended to contact your tax professional.

The Magic of Mulch

Save water, beautify your garden, and enhance soil health with mulch.

Toilet Rebates

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

Clothes Washer Rebates

Get $150 for installing a high-efficiency clothes washer.

Lawn Conversion & Irrigation 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.

Graywater Rebates

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:

Phone 1-866-403-2683