Conservation

Winter or summer, wet or dry, using water wisely is critical to ensuring a reliable supply for the future. Here are some ways to get started:

  • Summer savings: See our Summer Water Savings Spectacular brochure for resources and rebates to help you save water and money this summer.
  • Get a rebate: To help our customers save water and money, MMWD is offering rebates for high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers, organic mulch, rain barrels, laundry-to-landscape graywater system components, and more. Learn more.
  • Get inspired! Visit our Marin-Friendly Virtual Garden Tour to see how MMWD customers are creating beautiful, environmentally friendly landscapes. Then visit our Water-Wise Gardening website for even more ideas and information to help you design and maintain your water-wise garden.
  • Call us! Need help finding ways to save water? We’ll send a water conservation expert to your home or business for a FREE consultation. Call 415-945-1523 to schedule, or complete our online appointment request form.
  • Water smart: Not sure how much water your garden needs? Use our Weekly Watering Schedule as a guide.
  • Considering a new construction, remodel, or landscape rehabilitation project? Learn about current water conservation requirements.
  • Schedule a free Marin-Friendly Garden Walk with a Marin Master Gardener and get water-wise tips for a beautiful, healthy landscape. Call 415-473-4204.
  • Schedule a Green House Call with Rising Sun Energy Center for a free energy and water assessment. They'll also install free energy- and water-saving equipment. Call 510-665-1501 ext. 5.
  • Find and fix leaks: Our conservation staff discover leaks in about one third of the homes they visit—and often the homeowners never suspected. Your water meter can help you monitor your water use and determine if you have a leak; find step-by-step instructions here.
  • Install high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators: Free showerheads and aerators are available at our office at 220 Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera. Drop by weekdays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to pick up yours. (Showerheads are one per household, please. If you need to replace multiple showerheads, please call us at 415-945-1523 to schedule a free water use consultation.)
  • Give your home a water efficiency check-up: Our “Do-It-Yourself Home Water Survey” will guide you through activities to find ways to save water at your home.
  • See water running down the street? Let us know!
  • Explore the links at left for more information and resources to help you save water.

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On our blog:
Top 10 Ways to Save Water
Top 10 Ways to Save Water: Apartment Dwellers' Edition
Water Conservation Tips for Kids