A WaterSmart home saves water and energy and saves money on utility and landscape maintenance bills. A water-efficient home is also more sustainable by reducing the green house gas emissions from water pumping and heating.
Take advantage of our WaterSmart offerings:
- Services and tools
- Free devices and discounts
- Workshops, classes and events
Services & Tools
Receive reports comparing your water use to similar households. Personalized recommendations and an interactive web portal help you manage water use.
Tags sporting the message “I’m a WaterSmart Plant” can now be found in participating nurseries and garden centers throughout the East Bay.
Evaluate your household’s water use to search for the most common household leaks and inefficient fixtures. The kit includes a worksheet, dye tabs, a flow-meter bag, and instructions. Order now!
EBMUD's free on-site indoor and landscape water use surveys provide customized information on how to save water and money.
Conservation services, rebates, tips for saving water, and recent legislation pertaining to HOAs and landscaping.
Showerheads, faucet aerators, and other water-saving devices are available for free to eligible EBMUD customers.
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. Fill out the form below and mail it to EBMUD.
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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. Rebate amounts vary depending on square footage converted and type of equipment installed.
Save water, beautify your garden, and enhance soil health with mulch.
Toilet Rebates (Program ended December 31, 2016)
The High efficiency Toilet rebate program ended on December 31, 2016. Applications for high efficiency toilets purchased and installed on or before December 31, 2016 must be mailed and postmarked by March 31, 2017. Purchases after December 31, 2016, or applications received after March 31, 2017, will not be eligible for a rebate. Multi-family (apartments) customers can still obtain a rebate for a High Efficiency Toilet(s) under the Customized rebate program. Read the Custom Rebate Program web page for details.
Clothes Washer Rebates (Program ended December 31, 2016)
The residential clothes washer program ended on December 31, 2016. Applications for qualifying residential clothes washers purchased and installed on or before December 31, 2016 must be mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2017. Purchases after December 31, 2016, or applications received after March 1, 2017, will not be eligible for a rebate.
Get a rebate of up to $50 for purchase of a graywater system 3-way diverter valve.
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.
Learn & Connect
Attend events on water-efficient practices.
Water conservation publications, school materials, EBMUD's Water Conservation Master Plan, and our gardening book Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates.
Visit Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening to learn about sheet mulching and sustainable landscaping.
Links to our conservation partners.