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 Puppy holding hose in mouth Water Use Rules to Preserve Our Drinking Water
The City of San José joins the Santa Clara Valley Water District and San José water service providers in asking all residents and businesses to do their part to preserve the drinking water supply during this drought. Please reduce your water use by 30 percent. These rules are established in the San José Municipal code or by local water service providers.
View San José's Water Use Rules for Residents, Water Use Rules for Businesses, Resolution, or the full Ordinance.

Rain Barrel Rebates
Rain water collected in rain barrels can be used to irrigate landscape and conserve water. A $50.00 rebate is available to customers of the City of San José’s Municipal Water Service to purchase rain barrels. Learn more and apply for a rebate from Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency.

Water Saving Tips
There are lots of ways to conserve. Shortening your shower by just 5 minutes can save 15 gallons indoors. Learn more about water saving tips.

Lawn Busters Pilot Program
Between August and November 2015, Lawn Busters Pilot Program provided qualified homeowners with a landscape design, materials, and labor to complete 24 lawn conversions. Read the success story.

Fixing Water Leaks
Visit our Leaks page to find out how to detect water leaks and improve water efficiency in your home.

Financing Water Efficiency Upgrades with PACE
San José residential and commercial property owners can now lower their utility bills and increase their property values by purchasing water- and energy- efficiency upgrades with financing that attaches to their property tax bill. Learn more about financing water-efficiency upgrades.

Water Service in San José
There are three water retailers in San José, each with their own drought regulations and recommendations that are specific to their customers. Please visit the website for your water retailer for more information.
Our Partners
The City partners with the Santa Clara Valley Water District to provide water conservation rebates and resources.

Visit their website, Save 20 Gallons, to learn more about these resources.