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Water Conservation

 Recycled Water Sign


City of San Carlos Recycled Water Program

We now offer free recycled water to residents who complete a brief training. For more information visit the Residential Recycled Water Program page.  


Rebates for San Carlos Residents

Cal Water offers rebates on qualified water-efficient appliances through partnerships with the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA). Visit the Cal Water Rebates and Programs for the Bayshore District to apply.


Water Conservation Kits


Water Saving Measures

  1. Adjust your sprinkler heads so they hit only your lawn and garden. Avoid wetting sidewalks and patios.

  2. Use mulch or ground cover to capture and retain moisture.

  3. Choose drought-tolerant and/or native plants whenever possible. Visit the California Native Plant Society for more information on native plants.

  4. Rather than washing your car at home, consider taking it to a car wash that recycles the water.

  5. Run only full loads in the dishwasher and use shorter wash cycles. Your machine uses the same amount of water whether it’s full or almost empty.

  6. Wash only full loads in the washing machine. Use cold-water settings and shorter cycles. One load of laundry typically uses 40-50 gallons of water.

  7. Fix leaky toilets. A running toilet can waste many gallons per minute; often a faulty flapper is the culprit.

  8. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. You can waste up to 2 gallons of water when you leave the faucet running!

  9. Shorten your showers by two minutes.


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