EBMUD offers a range of 6 types of rebates for your yard, from converting your lawn to installing drip irrigation.
Get a rebate of up to $50 for purchase of a graywater system 3-way diverter valve.
These grants support community organizations who create public gardens or urban farm projects that demonstrate water conserving principles.
Save water, beautify your garden, and enhance the health of the soil with the magic of mulch.
Water use evaluation, inspection and tests of irrigation, training in water efficient irrigation, and creation of your own personal water budget - they're all part of our on-site survey program.
Water budgets compare your actual water consumption to water budget goals, help you become aware of leaks quickly, improve your outdoor water management, lower your water bill, and help you maintain a healthy landscape.
Explore and track your outdoor water use, set up leak alerts, find customized tips to conserve, and more.
Landscape Advisory Committee (LAC)
EBMUD hosts a monthly meeting for a range of professionals related to sustainable landscaping and outdoor water conservation. Find out more.
Lawns across the East Bay are being transformed into beautiful, water-wise landscapes. EBMUD applauds these efforts, with one note of caution: let the lawn go, not the trees. Download our tree care during drought tip sheet, and find more information at saveourwater.com/trees.
Let EBMUD's beautiful, award-winning plant book, Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates, inspire you to do great things with your garden. View and search all of the plants from EBMUD’s plant book. Search by plant type (i.e. shrub, tree, perennial) or search by plant name, genus, or by generic garden terms, such as "flower" or "path."
Low Water-Use Plant List. A short-list of plants, most of them California natives, to get you started on creating your water-efficient garden.
Search and create your own list of low water-use plants well-suited to the Bay Area's summer-dry climate.
Visit beautiful low-water use gardens around the bay for you to gather fresh inspiration.
Get inspired with photos from these WaterSmart gardens from around the East Bay.
View EBMUD workshops, classes by cooperating community organizations, and other events.
Water your landscape like a pro with our easy watering schedule and check out how to avoid four common mistakes.
Rebates, services, tips, and more.
Whether you want a quick fix or are committed to long-term conservation, find tips here.
Do your sprinklers need an upgrade? Consider converting to in-line drip irrigation — a more durable, water-efficient and low-maintenance option. Hundreds of customers are installing drip irrigation and cashing in on EBMUD rebates of up to $2,000.
Control your controller
Learn how to adjust your irrigation controller to comply with EBMUD's outdoor watering restrictions.
Mulch helps soil retain moisture, stifles weeds and beautifies your garden.