Water Saving Tips

Easy to Do and Low Cost

  • Don't spend more than 5 minutes in the shower - save 300 gallons per month!
  • Replace your faucet aerators and showerhead with low-flow options (0.5 - 1.5 gallons per minute) - save 300 gallons per month!
  • Check for leaks. Check your water bill for unusual usage or watch this Cal Water video tutorial on checking for leaks - save 250 gallons per month!
  • Install low flow toilets (1.28 gallons per flush or less) - save 195 gallons per month!
  • Only run the dishwasher if it's completely full - save 137 gallons per month!
  • Irrigate only from 5 pm to 9 am - save 68 gallons per month!
  • Turn off the tap water when you're brushing your teeth or shaving - save 45 gallons of water per month!

Moderate Effort and Moderate Cost

  • Install a leak detection system - save up to 10,000 gallons of water per year
  • Replace spray irrigation with stream rotators, drip or subsurface irrigation - save 1,268 gallons per month!
  • Install a weather- or soil-moisture based irrigation controller - save 897 gallons per year!
  • Install a rain barrel to collect rainwater for reuse as irrigation - save 108 gallons per month!
  • Collect greywater from your shower for reuse - save 480 gallons per month!

Large Investment and Long Term Savings

Replace lawns with drought-tolerant, native plants - save 4,250 gallons per year!

Water Conservation Programs and Classes

Visit CalWater Conservation website for more information and to explore available rebates.