Santa Clara Water Conservation Programs

Last week, I attended a presentation from Santa Clara Valley Water District at Yahoo!, and was not moved enough to write a blog immediately. There was a lot of useful but not-well-publicized tips. Yesterday, after jumped started my car, I took a drive up Milpitas hills to fast-charge the car battery (because of higher RPM, faster charge) and "discovered" the Calaveras reservoir to my awe. The sight is one of beauty and tranquility; dark blue, undisturbed water. I kept driving on the narrow roads and found some driver taking a nap with the view of the reservoir.

Santa Clara Valley Water District to identify low-water plant.

ok, in verbatim from, some key points/ideas (for including non-Santa Clara residents)

You're probably using more water in your home than you should be. The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers several programs to help residents save 20 gallons a day. Check out these programs to see how you can save:

Water-Wise House Call Program
A free program where a surveyor will come to your home and offer suggestions on how to use water more efficiently both inside and outside your home.

Clothes Washer Rebate Program
Offers residents a rebate of $125-$200 for the purchase and installation of a qualifying new high-efficiency clothes washer

High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program
Offers Santa Clara County residents a rebate of up to $125 for replacing toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush or greater

Free Low-Flow Showerheads and more
Provides free low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, toilet flappers and dye tablets.

Water Softener Rebate Program
Offers a limited-time rebate of $150 on your purchase of a new water softener to replace old water softener


For more tips and tools at or call 408.265.2607,ext2554

Yes, very busy, but I will look into the programs, and take a nap with the view of the reservoir next.

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