Conservation and rebates

WaterSmart Center

Be WaterSmart:

Business and industry

WaterSmart gardener

Commercial landscapes


Learn about:

Rebates and free items

Events and workshops

Landscape Advisory Committee



What's new? 

Sustainable landscapes near you

Looking for inspiration to turn your lawn into a low-water use garden or renovate your existing garden? Locate nearby sustainable gardens and gather fresh inspiration with our new Sustainable Landscape Map.

Easy Watering Guide

Water your landscape like a pro with our easy watering schedule and check out how to avoid four common mistakes here. Follow us on Twitter @ebmud for top tips throughout the year, or track your detailed water use on our free online portal called My Water Report.

 More(!) cash for grass

Transforming landscapes with California friendly plants is still one of the best ways to show that saving water is part of the California lifestyle. (Not to mention it can really help lower high bills).  Find out about our latest program updates and how you can get money back when you save in the garden.

Outdoor watering rules

Rain or shine, water conservation is always in style. The following outdoor watering restrictions are in effect to encourage wise water use:

  • Repair leaks 
  • When watering outdoor landscapes, avoid runoff on sidewalks, streets and hardscapes.
  • No washing of driveways and sidewalks; except as needed for health and safety.
  • Use only hoses with shutoff nozzles to wash vehicles.
  • Turn off fountains or decorative water features unless the water is recirculated. 
  • No irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes within 48 hours of rainfall.

For businesses:

  • Restaurants must only offer water upon customer request. 
  • Hotels must provide guests the option to reuse towels and linens.

Tools for saving


Learn how your home and landscape uses water and where you can cut back.

My Water Report

Receive reports comparing your water use to similar households.

Home Survey Kit

Request a free home survey kit: includes dye tabs to detect toilet leaks, a flow-meter bag and instructions to manage water use.

Report water waste

Have you seen water being wasted? Report it! 

Request a speaker 

Submit a request for an EBMUD speaker at your upcoming event. Please allow 3 weeks advance notice for any request.

WaterSmart tips

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

Video gallery

Irrigation makeover 

Consider converting to in-line drip irrigation and cash in on EBMUD rebates of up to $2,500

Benefits of mulch

Mulch helps soil retain moisture, stifles weeds and beautifies your garden.

Control your controller  

Learn how to adjust your irrigation controller.  


Leaky toilets 

Toilet tanks are common leak culprits. A few minutes is all you need to check for leaks.