Find Your Water Provider

An interactive water provider map can be found at the www.bewatersmart.info website. By visiting this site, managed by the Regional Water Authority, you can find who your water provider is by simply entering your zip code into their interactive feature.

Tips for How to Be Water Wise

Landscaping Solutions

Get Water Wise with your Landscaping!


Use an automatic shut-off nozzle on your hose
  • • Save 5 gallons per minute

  • Install a water-efficient drip irrigation system for your trees, shrubs and flowers
  • • Save 15 gallons each time you water (for about 500 square feet landscape area)

  • Add two to three inches of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation
  • • Save 30 gallons each time you water per 1,000 square feet

  • Quickly repair leaks and broken sprinkler heads
  • • Save 20 gallons per day per leak

  • Water your yard early in the morning or later at night
  • • Save 50 gallons each time you water

  • Plant low-water use trees and plants
  • • Save 9 gallons per day, per 1,000 square feet

  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid overspray and runoff
  • • Save more than 40 gallons every time you water (and also stop fertilizers and pesticides from washing into the storm drain, which leads directly to our creeks, streams and rivers)

  • Reduce each irrigation cycle by two minutes (five stations, watering three times weekly) or eliminate one cycle per week
  • • Save 80 gallons per day

  • Install a Water-Sense labeled, "Smart" irrigation controller that adjusts watering based upon weather, soil type, sun exposure (for example, full sun or part shade) and plant type
  • • Save 100 to 150 gallons per day

Bathroom Solutions

Get Water Wise in your Bathroom!



  • Don't use the toilet as a wastebasket
  • • Save 1.6 gallons per flush for ultra low flush toilets

  • Fill the bathtub halfway or less
  • • Save 12.5 gallons (average bath is 25 gallons)

  • Take five minute showers instead of 10 minute showers
  • • Save 12.5 gallons with a water efficient showerhead (2.5 gallons per minute)

  • Turn off water when brushing teeth or shaving
  • • Save approximately 10 gallons per day

  • Fix leaky faucets
  • • Save 15-20 gallons per day per leak

  • Fix leaky toilets
  • • Save 30-50 gallons per day per toilet

  • Install efficient, WaterSense-labeled shower heads
  • • Save 1 gallon per minute (or 5 gallons per 5 minute shower)

  • Install a high-efficiency WaterSense-labeled toilet (1.28 gallons per flush)
  • • Save 19 gallons per person/day

  • Install aerators on bathroom faucets
  • • Save 1.2 gallons per person/day
Kitchen Solutions

Get Water Wise in your Kitchen!


  • Run the dishwasher only when full
  • • Save 2-4.5 gallons per load

  • Don't leave water running while rinsing dishes
  • • Save 2.5 gallons per minute (standard flow per minute sink faucet at 80 psi)

  • Fix leaky faucets
  • • Save 15-20 gallons per day per leak

  • Install a water- and energy-efficient dishwasher
  • • Save 3 to 8 gallons/load

  • Install aerators on the kitchen faucet to reduce flows to less than 1.5 gallon per minute.
 

Laundry Solutions

Get Water Wise with your Laundry!

  • Wash only full loads of clothes
  • • Save 15-45 gallons per load
  • Install a water-efficient clothes washer
  • • Save 15 gallons/load (average top loader is 30-40 gallons per load)