On the ground resources to help communities save water


Smart Water Rebates

Before sending in your application, verify your water provider does participate in our rebate program, otherwise your application will be denied. Smart Rebates offered through all CAL AM districts (Coronado, Larkfield, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Village) have ended.

  • Smart Rebates is a statewide program administer by the California Water Efficiency Partnership that offers a list of measures for conservation product and appliance rebates.
  • The Smart Rebates Program is made possible with funding assistance from participating water utilities.
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Watershed Approach to Landscaping

The San Joaquin Valley region of California has faced ongoing challenges with water supply and quality. In times of drought, these issues intensified and the effects disproportionately impacted those communities deemed disadvantaged. At the same time, while many residents across the state were taking advantage of a wave of state- and agency-sponsored rebate and incentive programs aimed at reducing outdoor water waste, participation by Valley residents remained low. This low uptake was not due to the community’s lack of interest, but rather a result of the up-front, out-of-pocket financial commitments often required to participate along with other cultural barriers.

CalWEP is partnering with Daily Acts and The Water Efficiency Trust for a community project in Tulare County.


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Multi-Benefits to Landscaping

Sustainable landscaping revolves around three central practices: Foster Living Soils; Conserve Water and Stretch Potable Water Supplies; Select and Properly Install Appropriate Plant and Landscape Materials. Our how to resource manual is available here for download.

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Water and Energy


CalWEP will be working with UC Davis to provide support and technical assistance to water utilities on energy optimization of their water operations. This will help utility save money that can go to fund water conservation programs. Stay tuned for details.  Thanks to our partners at the U.C. Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency.

Project will run from 3rd quarter 2019 through 4th quarter 2020

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Financing Sustainable Water

Rates. Revenue. Resources.

Financing Sustainable Water is an initiative of the Alliance for Water Efficiency. It was created to provide practical information to guide utilities from development through implementation of rate structures that balance revenue management, resource efficiency and fiscal sustainability. This website will be updated frequently with new content and we encourage visitors to return often for additional information and resources. The Alliance serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts.

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