Click to Home
Go To Search
Urban Forest
CommunityBusinessVisitorsGovernmentEnvironment
San Jose Home
Water Saving Tips
Let's make water efficiency a way of life.

Save Water Indoors 
It’s important to save water indoors, especially in the bathroom and laundry room where most indoor water use occurs. Learn how far these indoor tips can go. View this water savings table to see how many gallons you can save by taking simple steps. 

Fix Water Leaks
Visit our leaks page to find out how to detect water leaks and improve water efficiency in your home.

Save Water Outdoors
 
Outdoor water use accounts for about half of the typical water bill and may be the easiest place to reduce your water use.

Lawn Busters Program
Qualified homeowners can turn turf into a beautiful landscaped garden with climate appropriate plants. Read about the successful pilot program.

When to Water
Adjust watering outdoors according to weather – In the fall, gradually reduce weekly watering. give plants half of their summer water. Go to South Bay Green Gardens to determine irrigation needs.

Financing Water Efficiency Upgrades with PACE
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an option to finance water- and energy- efficiency upgrades for homes and businesses. Learn more about financing water-efficiency upgrades.

Rebates and More Water Saving Tips 
The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers rebate programs that can help residents and businesses save water.
 This chart illustrates how to adjust outdoor watering for different seasons.