Conserve Water at Home
We all have a role to play in helping to conserve water. Learn what you can do cut back on water use and potentially save money along the way.
FREE WATER EFFICIENT DEVICES
EBMUD offers water conserving showerheads and faucet aerators at no cost to San Leandro water customers. Learn how to get yours.
REBATES FOR YOUR HOME
EBMUD water customers can also take advantage of water conservation rebates available for rain barrels and lawn conversions.
MULTIFAMILY REBATES & NO-COST CONSULTING FOR ENERGY AND WATER SAVINGS
The Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements (BAMBE) program offers cash rebates and no-cost energy consulting for multifamily properties that undertake energy and water upgrades. The program assists in planning energy savings improvements designed to save 15% or more of the building's energy and water usage and provides $750 per unit in rebates to help pay for the upgrade.
GREEN HOUSE CALLS
The City of San Leandro partners with Rising Sun Center for Opportunity to provide Green House Calls to San Leandro residents. Rising Sun employs young adults, ages 15 to 22, for seven weeks each summer. The Rising Sun Energy Center hires and trains these young specialists to serve communities across the Bay Area with no-cost home energy and water assessments, or Green House Calls. At each Green House Call, specialists check the home for efficiency and install energy and water-saving equipment such as energy-efficient lighting, high-efficiency aerators, showerheads, clotheslines, and power strips. Specialists also provide personalized recommendations for further savings. Residents can sign up for a Green House Call here.
This beautiful garden uses native, drought-resistant plants
GARDEN BAY FRIENDLY
Bay-friendly landscaping isn’t limited to a particular style, it is instead an approach to landscaping that is environmentally friendly, water-conserving, and can be a great addition to your home. Follow the links below to understand how to create a healthy bay-friendly garden and discover resources available to you to help in the process.
Landscape classes are a great way to get started.
StopWaste offers Gardening Talks and other resources regarding water-saving landscape practices. The San Leandro Main Library has a Seed Lending Library to help you get started on the garden.
See what a bay-friendly garden looks like.
Alameda County Master Gardeners have demonstration gardens in Oakland and Livermore that you can visit to view and learn about the techniques behind drought-tolerant landscaping and vegetable gardens. The Master Gardeners also offer a variety of workshops open to the public, which can be viewed on their website calendar.
Sheet mulching saves you money!
Sheet mulching is a sustainable way to turn your lawn into a garden without the use of harmful chemicals. Visit StopWaste's Lawn to Garden Marketplace for comprehensive information on sheet mulching.
MONITOR YOUR WATER USAGE
Learn how to read your meter to see how much water you are using and check for leaks.
MORE TIPS AND RESOURCES
Find more water saving tips at saveourwater.com.