Did you know that half of the water used in a typical Santa Clara County home is used outdoors? Reducing the frequency of your outdoor watering is the easiest way to save water. You can make sure your home is not leaking water and money by checking your irrigation systems, plumbing, faucets, and toilets. Another great way to conserve water is by running full loads of dishes and laundry, taking shorter showers, and turning off the tap while performing other tasks. Valley Water provides free water conservation tools. We offer efficient showerheads and aerators, toilet leak detection tablets, flappers and hose nozzles to help you reduce water flow. All to reduce your water bill with ease!
Santa Clara County’s water shortage emergency is making national headline news. We are facing this extreme drought together and that’s why Valley Water is encouraging you to conserve water now. You can evaluate how you use water at home and learn ways to conserve with the proper tools.
You are not alone in this effort. We at Valley Water are here to help you get drought ready every step of the way. Visit watersavings.org to access a water-use calculator and a do-it-yourself indoor water use survey. We have a shopping cart where you can load up on FREE water-efficient tools and have them shipped at no cost to your Santa Clara County address. In addition, you can ask us to send trained irrigation professionals to evaluate your water systems and perform a water wise outdoor survey at your home. We will make sure your systems are running as efficiently as possible, are leak-free, and give you suggestions for upgrades.
There are also permanent steps to reduce your water usage available for you to consider. Our landscape rebate program offers up to $3,000 to help replace your water-thirsty lawn with beautiful, low water use native plants and an upgraded irrigation system. Our graywater installation program will redirect your used laundry water to your yard, allowing you to efficiently reduce your landscape watering. Droughts are a reality in California and Valley Water is continually working to secure our water supply by upgrading and expanding our reservoirs and investing in innovative technologies such as advanced water purification. Thank you for your ongoing water conservation efforts. Together, Santa Clara County will be drought ready with enough water to support our community now and in the future.