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Quick Tips


Conserving water is nothing new to Southern Californians.  We’ve been doing it for years, and our water-efficient practices have set standards that distinguish us from the rest of the nation.

But there’s always room for improvement.  Here are few conservation tips to get you started.

Water Saving Tips
Check out our valuable water-saving tips for your home and garden.

California Friendly® Gardening Guide
Choose from 1,500 plants in our plant selection database.

Quick Tips for a California Friendly® Garden
With smart choices about sprinklers, plants and maintenance, water bills can drop and landscape health increase.

What Can You Do?
Take the first step and learn how to get started in saving water in your garden.

Watering Tools

The Watering Index

Learn more about the watering index and how it is calculated.   We also offer an RSS feed.

Watering Calculator
The calculator tool estimates the correct amount of water to give your landscape or garden weekly during normal supply conditions.

Public Use Widget
Add the Watering Index and H2Love 2016 Campaign graphics.

Local Water Agencies

Metropolitan’s Member Agencies
MWD is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving 19 million people in six counties.  Learn more about our agencies. 

Find Your Water Agency

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Member Agency Programs
Learn how other communities are saving water.

Rebates & Grant Programs


SoCalWaterSmart Rebates
Save for homes, businesses, gardens and landscapes.

On-site Retrofit Program
Incentives for public or private property owners to convert potable irrigation or industrial systems to recycled water.

Water Savings Incentive Program
Incentives for custom water use efficiency projects

Landscape Irrigation Survey
No-cost survey to help improve irrigation efficiency.

Innovative Conservation Program
Research-focused program of new devices, technologies and water-saving strategies.

Community Partnering Program
Grants for up to $2,000 for water use efficiency education and outreach programs.

World Water Forum
Offering grants to college teams to research and develop cost-effective, water-saving technologies, policies or communication strategies.

MWD’s Non-Discrimination Policy
Metropolitan’s policy under Title VI and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

Resources & Material

sticker with h2love campaign

2017 Campaign Ads and Materials
View ads and material from our H2Love Campaign.

Conservation Materials
See a full list of Metropolitan’s conservation fact sheets.  Multilingual languages are also available here.

Local Plant Nurseries
Purchase native and California Friendly® plants.