WaterSmart business certification

Since 2010, WaterSmart certified businesses have saved over 100 gallons per year.

Since 2010, WaterSmart certified businesses have saved over 100 million gallons per year.

Congratulations to 2016 WaterSmart Certification recipients!

The EBMUD Board of Directors recognized 17 new businesses and 8 recertifications institutions for outstanding water use efficiency in 2016. Each business worked with EBMUD to assess their water use and implement water saving measures at their facilities.

These EBMUD customers have saved nearly three (3) million gallons of water annually in 2016, enough water to supply the indoor water needs for 45 four-person families for one year. Since the program began in 2010, WaterSmart Certification recipients have saved over 100 million gallons per year.

  • Alameda Auto Lab, Alameda
  • Alameda Cellars Wines & Liquor, Alameda
  • Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen, Berkeley
  • Arts Automotive, Berkeley
  • Barney's Gourmet Hamburger - Solano, Berkeley
  • Boulevard Auto, Castro Valley
  • Burrough & Sons Auto, El Sobrante
  • Choicelunch, Danville
  • City of Berkeley - North Berkeley Senior Center, Berkeley
  • City of Berkeley - South Berkeley Senior Center, Berkeley
  • City of Berkeley - West Berkeley Senior Center, Berkeley
  • Dana Meyer Auto Care, Albany
  • FH One, Oakland
  • Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley
  • Lee Auto Supply, Alameda
  • Oakland Auto Works, Oakland
  • Triple Rock Brewery, Berkeley

Recertifications

  • Berkeley Minicar, Berkeley
  • Blackhawk Master Association, Danville
  • Captain Vineyards, Moraga
  • Castro Valley Sanitary District, Castro Valley
  • Clif Bar, Emeryville
  • Hollis Street Investors, LLC (1486 64th Street), Berkeley
  • Hollis Street Investors, LLC (6401 Hollis Street), Berkeley
  • Temple Isaiah, Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Lafayette
  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
  • Cactus Taqueria - College
  • CIM Oakland 1333 Broadway
  • CIM Oakland Center 21, LP
  • City of Alameda, Alameda City Hall
  • City of Alameda, Alameda Free Library
  • City of Alameda, Public Works Department, Maintenance Service Center
  • City of Alameda, Recreation and Park Department
  • City of Berkeley - Claremont Library
  • City of Berkeley - North Branch Library
  • City of Berkeley - South Branch Library
  • City of Berkeley - West Branch Library
  • Congregation Netivot Shalom
  • Eaton's Cooper Lighting
  • Escuela Bilingue Internacional
  • Evergreen Printing
  • K/P Corporation
  • Lafayette Car Wash And Detail Center
  • Litho Process
  • Peerless Coffee & Tea Company
  • Torchio's Auto Repair

Recertifications

  • Athenian School
  • Bancroft Middle School
  • Berkeley Bob’s
  • (Bob's Volvoland)
  • Cereske Electrical Cable
  • City of Oakland Fire Station 18
  • kW Engineering
  • Oakland Pallet Company, Inc.
  • Rockridge Homes
  • StopWaste.org

 

  • Alameda Municipal Power, Alameda
  • Autumn Press, Inc., Berkeley
  • Bacchus Press, Inc., Emeryville
  • Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley
  • Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce, Castro Valley
  • City of Alameda Public Works Department: Central Equipment Garage, Alameda
  • City of Berkeley Civic Center and Provo Park, Berkeley
  • Contra Costa Association of Realtors, Walnut Creek
  • David Brower Center, Berkeley
  • Give Something Back, Oakland
  • Grandma’s Garage, Berkeley
  • Hesperian Cleaners, San Lorenzo
  • I Song Orthodontics, Albany
  • Lake Merritt Dental, Oakland
  • Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland
  • Revolution Foods, Oakland
  • Alameda County Environmental Health Department, Alameda
  • Berkeley Minicar, Berkeley
  • Blackhawk Master Association, Danville
  • Captain Vineyards, Moraga
  • Castro Valley Sanitary District, Castro Valley
  • Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Lafayette
  • Clif Bar & Company, Emeryville
  • Hollis Street Investors, LLC (1486 64th Street), Berkeley
  • Hollis Street Investors, LLC (6401 Hollis Street), Berkeley
  • U. S. E. Credit Union, Berkeley
  • West County Wastewater District Facility Plant, Richmond
  • Wind River Systems Inc., Alameda
  • The Athenian School, Danville
  • Bancroft Middle School, San Leandro
  • Cereske Electrical Cable, Oakland
  • 81st Avenue Library, Oakland
  • Fire Station 18, Oakland
  • Crown Lodge Motel, Oakland
  • 40 Flags Motel, Richmond
  • kW Engineering, Oakland
  • Meyer Sound Laboratories, Berkeley
  • Travelers Inn, Castro Valley
  • Alameda Municipal Power, Alameda
  • Annie’s Annuals & Perennials, Richmond
  • Autumn Press, Berkeley
  • Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley
  • BMT International, Oakland
  • Berkeley Bob's (Volvoland), Berkeley
  • Contra Costa Association of Realtors, Walnut Creek
  • The David Brower Center, Berkeley
  • Grandma's Garage, Berkeley
  • Hesperian Cleaners, San Lorenzo
  • Levitch Associates, Berkeley
  • McCutcheon Construction, Berkeley
  • Oakland Pallet, Oakland
  • Peterson Power, San Leandro
  • Revolution Foods, Oakland
  • rockridge home, Oakland
  • StopWaste.org, Oakland
  • Blackhawk HOA, Danville
  • Captain Vineyards, Moraga
  • City of El Cerrito, El Cerrito
  • City of Hercules, Hercules
  • City of San Leandro, San Leandro
  • Castro Valley Sanitary District, Castro Valley
  • Social Security Administration - Frank Hagel Federal Building, Richmond

Certification benefits

Participating businesses learn how to reduce operating costs and how to obtain rebates for water efficiency improvements. EBMUD staff complete a water use assessment, recommend cost-effective water-saving measures and provide resources for water-efficiency upgrades.

Certified applicants are invited to an annual recognition event and are granted the use of the WaterSmart logo for promotional purposes. EBMUD may feature certified businesses online and through publications.

How to obtain certification

Introductory meeting

Review the WaterSmart Business and Commercial Landscape Certification Criteria and identify the facility(ies) and/or site(s) that you wish to be certified.

An EBMUD Water Conservation Representative can meet with you to explain the certification criteria and process, and help identify eligible water service accounts and associated water consumption information.

Site water use survey

This is a free service provided by EBMUD and may be completed before or after submitting an application and regardless of certification program participation. An EBMUD Water Conservation Representative will perform assessments of water use in offices and retail trade, food service and hospitality, cleaning and wash down, cooling, industrial process and landscape irrigation. Water consumption history is analyzed and recommendations made for water efficiency improvements.

A landscape irrigation water budget will be calculated to benchmark outdoor water use. Business personnel needed to complete the site assessment may include a property owner or manager, a facility's operations or plant manager, a plant engineer, or a landscape maintenance contractor. A report will be provided upon survey completion.

Implementation

Sites meeting certification criteria will be certified as WaterSmart or EBMUD staff will notify the business of needed measures to qualify. Where water-efficiency improvements are needed, the business may utilize applicable EBMUD financial incentives.

A business may implement its own water-saving measures if they are comparable with EBMUD recommendations. The business may implement measures at any time before or after applying to the program.

However, one year after applying to the program, revisions and/or updates to certification requirements may be applicable and an additional site assessment may be required.

WaterSmart certification documents

Contact us

Email: waterconservation@ebmud.com
Call: 510-287-0591