Conservation Programs

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We are dedicated to providing effective resources to help Redwood City residents conserve water. Here is a summary of some of our most popular programs:


Instant Rebate on the Rachio 3

Redwood City is offering a discounted Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller to residential account. Save money with the Rachio 3 - Smart Watering Technology for only $100 plus tax (up to a $270 retail value).

What can the Rachio 3 do for your household?

  • Saves up to 50% of your outdoor water
  • Compatible with almost any irrigation system
  • Calculates when and how long to run sprinklers
  • Adjusts to local weather conditions
  • Allows you to control your sprinklers from anywhere with your mobile device

Learn more and apply at


Lawn-Be-Gone Rebate

One great way to save water is by converting your water-intensive lawn to a drought resistant landscape! This will save you money on your water bill, and also earn you a hefty rebate! Visit Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) to see how.


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Free Smart Meter Upgrade

Do you know how many gallons per day are used in your household? Your water meter is an important tool in understanding how much water you use and could conserve.

If you do not have a smart meter yet, you can get your water meter upgraded to a Smart/AMI meter for Free by calling (650) 780-7464. This provides many benefits, including helpful alerts about leaks and water usage.

Login to MyWater to view your water statistics, consumption, and budget.


Free Home Water Conservation Kit

This kit includes:

  • Kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators
  • Efficient shower head
  • A water fixture flow calculator
  • The "Practical Plumbing Handbook"
  • A drip gauge to calculate waste from faucet leaks
  • Dye tablets to detect toilet leaks

To receive one for free, contact the Water Conservation Office (650) 780-7436 or pick it up at City Hall or Public Works.


Water Use Evaluation

Call (650) 780-7436 to schedule a free evaluation by a water technician to evaluate water use efficiency at your property. This will help you determine how you can save up to 35% of your monthly water usage! This includes water evaluations for both indoor and outdoor spaces, and will increase your water savings!


Recycled Water

Redwood City's recycled water program is another great way to conserve water. Recycled water is an alternative outlet for wastewater and can be used in place of potable water in certain cases. Visit the Recycled Water page to see how you can utilize recycled water.


Rain Barrel Rebates

In partnership with the San Mateo Countywide Pollution Prevention Program, Redwood City is offering rebates of up to $100 per rain barrel for the purchase and installation of qualifying rain barrels. Visit BAWSCA for details.


Education & Workshops

Educating your community about water saving tips is a great way to make an impact on Redwood City's water usage. Click here to discover educational materials and learn about water saving workshops.


Large Landscape Surveys

Home Owners Associations, Commercial Properties, and Parks are eligible for our free Large Landscape irrigation survey program. The program provides cost-effective recommendations to reduce outdoor water use. For program details, and to request a survey, contact Waterfluence