For My Home

Quick Tips

See how to use the latest innovations and simple steps to save in your home, without sacrificing the lifestyle you love.

In My Home

Sign up for a free water use consultation to get custom water-saving recommendations for your home and learn about incentives that can help you reduce your water use.
Get rebates for upgrading older toilets and clothes washers, and for installing water-smart products.
Check for and repair leaks. The usual suspects are faucets, showerheads, and outdoor spigots.
Wash full loads of laundry and dishes. As much as you love them, your favorite jeans don't need their own cycle.
Shorten your shower by two minutes. We promise, your shower singing career won't suffer.

In My Yard

Sign up for a landscape rebate consultation to get custom tips for saving in your yard. Remember, these are water saving tips - the burden of choosing between garden gnome or ceramic frog falls on you. This service is $50 for a two hour consultation.
Replace lawn with plants that thrive in Santa Monica. Get cash for trading in your grass.
Use drip irrigation. This method uses a network of tubes to supply water right to the roots of plants - saving you money on water and fertilizer (can you say "win-win?").
Use a weather-based irrigation controller (WBIC). These automatically adjust the schedule and amount of irrigation based on weather conditions. Too bad they don't actually control the rain. WBIC Rebates.
If you use spray irrigation (i.e. a sprinkler) make sure you're not wasting your water (or money). Here's what to do:
  • Use short duration watering times, leaving at least a day in between for water to soak into the soil.
  • Reposition your irrigation system so it doesn't spray surrounding surfaces that water can't soak into (i.e. the sidewalk).
  • Have your lawn begin a distance from the street or driveway.
  • In planting areas next to streets or driveways, avoid using overhead irrigation systems.

How do I Compare?

See how much you're saving each month - and how you rate compared to your neighbors.

Check My Waterscore


Saving pays off - especially when it comes to new, high efficiency appliances. They save tons of water and you get rebates for your purchase.

See what to buy & How to Claim Your Rebate