Water Conservation Resources

Below are some great resources for water conservation and management. Please check them out, and let us know if you have resources to add.

Water Conservation in the Home Landscape

Bay-Friendly Garden Walk

Receive a free residential garden evaluation from a Marin Master Gardener. Get expert advice on water-wise planting and tips for a beautiful, healthy landscape. Call 499-4204 to schedule or to learn more click here.

Green House Call

Receive a free indoor efficiency evaluation from one of California Youth Energy Services’ friendly and professional young staff, plus free installation of energy- and water-saving equipment. To learn more, go to www.marinwater.org or call (510) 665-1501 ext. 10 to schedule. 


Greywater Action

A collaborative group of educators, designers, builders, and artists who educate and empower people to build sustainable water culture and infrastructure.Using water from sinks, showers and washing machines to irrigate plants is a way to increase the productivity of sustainable backyard ecosystems that produce food, clean water, and shelter wildlife.

County of Marin

The County of Marin provides information on gray water systems with a “Laundry to Landscape” pamphlet.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has a great manual for a DIY gray water installation.

Click here to learn how you can harvest the rain in your yard!

Water Management

The Bay Institute

The Bay Institute is the leader in protecting and restoring the entire watershed which drains into San Francisco Bay.

Marin Municipal Water District

MMWD is a public agency that provides drinking water to 185000 people in a 147-square-mile area of south and central Marin County. Their website has great information about reservoir levels, conservation techniques, rebates, and more.

Get a FREE Water Use Survey – Are you looking for ways to reduce your water use and your water bill? Through MMWD’s Conservation Assistance Program (CAP), MMWD offers FREE, personalized water use consultations for your home or business. Click here for more information.

Weekly Watering Schedule: Not sure how much water your garden needs? MMWD’s  Weekly Watering Schedule is updated every Friday based on current weather conditions, so your plants always get just the right amount of water.

North Marin Water District

North Marin Water District serves a suburban population of 61,000 people situated in and about the City of Novato which is located in a warm inland coastal valley of Marin County, California and several small improvement districts in the West Marin area near the coast.

Tomales Bay Watershed Council

The Council is deeply committed to supporting and encouraging active stewardship of the natural resources in the Tomales Bay watershed.  They also provide current health status of the beaches within their stewardship.

The North Bay Watershed

The North Bay Watershed Association (NBWA) is a group of 16 regional and local public agencies located throughout Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties.

Home Water Works

Explore water conservation with the water use calculator