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In dry years like this, water conservation stretches the East Bay’s supply of reliable, high-quality drinking water.

EBMUD is asking customers to cut back 15 percent.

Many customers have already made changes in how they use water at home and in the garden, as well as at work. We thank you for using water wisely. Others may be able to conserve even more. Let us help you find ways to save water like a pro!

Outdoor Conservation

Save water in your yard with rebates, grants, events, and more.

  • Landscape Rebates
    If you replace your lawn with a WaterSmart garden, you can receive a rebate of .50 a square foot and .25 more if you install drip irrigation.

  • The Magic of Mulch
    Save water, control weeds, and nourish the soil with mulch, a gardener's best friend.

  • Pick Your plants
    EBMUD’s Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates book is a great resource. With more than 500 photos, you'll find beautiful, resilient plants and styles of landscaping to inspire you. Discounts for EBMUD customers. See more WaterSmart garden ideas in the Lawn Goodbye Garden Gallery.

  • Garden Grants
    EBMUD grants for community organizations help fund publicly accessible gardens and urban farm projects that demonstrate water conserving principles.

Find and Fix Leaks

Toilet tanks and broken sprinklers are common culprits of household leaks. A few minutes is all you need to check for leaks in the most common places. One in four homes has a toilet leak! View the video below to see how to fix a toilet leak.

Mike's tip: How to easily find and fix a toilet leak

WaterSmart Home Survey Kit

Are you as water efficient as you can be? Slow the flow in your house with EBMUD’s free kit. It includes worksheets, toilet tank dye tabs, a flow-meter bag and step-by-step instructions for you to better manage your home’s water use.

WaterSmart Tips

Whether you want a quick fix or are committed to long-term conservation projects, find tips here.

Drought Updates

Get the latest updates on the drought and water supply.