Water is a precious resource. That is why the Sonoma County Water Agency, through its Water Use Efficiency Department, develops and implements an array of water conservation programs and rebates.
- Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership
- Water conservation for your home
- Water conservation at your business
- Water conservation in agriculture
- Direct Install Program
- Sanitation rebates
The Water Agency is a partner in the Save Our Water public outreach campaign along with the Association of California Water Agencies, California Department of Water Resources and the Governor’s Office.
The California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC) is a partnership of water suppliers, environmental groups, and others interested in conserving California’s greatest natural resource - water. The Water Agency is actively involved with CUWCC and is committed to conserving water through the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Urban Water Conservation in California (MOU). The Water Agency is the only water wholesaler in the State with all of its water retailers as signatories to the MOU. Learn more about CUWCC and the MOU.
The Water Agency is a WaterSense Promotional Partner. WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs, and practices. Look for the WaterSense logo when you are shopping to identify high-performing, water-efficient products.
Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper
Get trained or hire a trained landscaper! Landscape water-use represents one of the largest components of urban water demand. Through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense approved Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Program, local landscape professionals are making a positive impact towards reducing landscape water demand by becoming more water efficient in landscape design, maintenance, and operation. QWEL provides an educational foundation based on principals of proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation. Both WaterSense and QWEL share the common goal of conserving water resources and promoting the importance of water efficiency. Registration for the QWEL Program is FREE. For more information or visit the QWEL website or contact Ali Davidson – (707) 547-1933.
According to Health and Safety Code Section 17922.12, graywater is “untreated wastewater that has not been contaminated by any toilet discharge, has not been affected by infectious contaminated or unhealthy bodily wastes, and does not present a threat from contamination by unhealthful processing, manufacturing, or operation wastes. ”Graywater” includes but is not limited to wastewater from bathtubs, showers, bathroom washbasins, clothes washing machines, and laundry tubs, but does not include wastewater from kitchen sinks or dishwashers.”
Water Conservation Documents:
- Water Smart Development Guidebook (2013): A reference guide for water project elements in the planning and design of residential and commercial developments
- 2005 Urban Water Management Plan
- The Next Frontier - Sonoma Valley Business Water Project to Reduce Water Demand - Written for the 2005 International Water Conference
- Demand Management Methodology for Regional Water Conservation Implementation - Written for the 2003 International Water Conference