All residents and businesses are requested to participate in our joint effort to conserve water.
Water Conservation Resources
Luckily, there are many resources that can help us make smart and easy water-saving adjustments. Click on one of the icons below to explore some water-saving ideas.
Contra Costa Water District offers:
- Free water audits
- Rebates on water saving toilets, appliances, and landscaping
- Free water saving devices
H2OUSE.org: Take a virtual tour of a water-smart home:
Bay Area Water Conservation Website
California Department of Water Resources offers water conservation links for residential, commercial, and landscaping water use.
Landscaping accounts for up to half of a household's water use. Update your landscape and irrigation for major savings.
NEW! Contra Costa Water District's Gardening in Contra Costa County web-based toolhas:
- More than 1,500 plants with photos of plants and gardens.
- Virtual tours of successful gardens.
- Allows you to store a list of your selected plants to help you prepare your garden design.
- Watering tips and garden resources.
This is a useful resource for homeowners and business to find plants and get gardening ideas.
- Be Water-Wise with your landscaping
- Picture gallery for water-wise plants
- Helpful tips for landscaping and irrigation
- Bay Friendly Landscaping:
- Learn the best practices for keeping the Bay healthy when you landscape.
The City of Pittsburg has copies of the Bay-Friendly Gardening guide, for free distribution to residents. Call 252-4850 to request a copy.
Irrigation Tutorials: Take an irrigation tutorial at IrrigationTutorials.com
Irrigation Association: Learn how to hire an irrigation specialist.
Did You Know? Watering your lawn in the early morning or in the evening reduces water wasted to evaporation. Up to 60% can evaporate.
You know you have a leak when your faucet drips, but do you know how to find a hidden leak? If you suspect you have a phantom water waster on your property, follow these tips to find the culprit.
Click here to learn how to find and fix leaks in and around your home.
Did You Know? Finding and fixing leaks can save homeowners more than 10 percent on water bills and as much as 11,000 gallons of wasted water per year.
Click here to learn more about recycled water as a solution to water shortages.
Water-related documents from the City of Pittsburg.