Residential

t1-drought-tolerant-landscape-home-5-1040-4284.jpgA 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
  • Rebates 
  • Free devices and discounts
  • Workshops, classes and events

Services & Tools

My Home Water Report

Home Water Report

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

 

WaterSmart Plant Tags in Nurseries

watersmart-plant-tag-icon.jpgTags 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

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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! 

 

On-Site Home Water Surveys

5-1020-4008-home-water-survey.ebmud.jpgEBMUD's free on-site indoor and landscape water use surveys provide customized information on how to save water and money.

 

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) - Resources & Tips

HOA-icon.jpgConservation services, rebates, tips for saving water, and recent legislation pertaining to HOAs and landscaping. 

 

 

Free Water-Saving Devices

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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.

Document Type Size
Customer authorization form PDF <1 MB

Incentives

Lawn Conversion & Irrigation Rebates

grass-icon.jpgGet 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.

 

Mulch Coupons

Mulch-icon.jpgSave water, beautify your garden, and enhance soil health with mulch.

 

Toilet Rebates

toilet-w-WS-logo-(1)-icon.jpgGet up to $50 when you upgrade your old toilet.

 

Clothes Washer Rebates

clotheswasher--2-icon.jpgGet $150 for installing a high-efficiency clothes washer.

 

Graywater Rebates

diverter_valve-graywater-icon.jpgGet 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


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Events, workshops and classes to keep you updated on water-efficient 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 information about sheet mulching and sustainable landscaping.

Organizations and Community Resources

Links to our water conservation partners.

Contact Us

E-mail: waterconservation@ebmud.com
Phone: 1-866-403-2683

Report Water Waste
Let us know about water waste in your area.