Water Conservation

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Conservation Rebates

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a rebate program that provides rebates for removing turf and replacing toilets at California single-family residences to support the State's drought response.

The “turf and toilet” rebate program is financed by the Proposition 1 water bond approved by voters in 2014. The program will help carry out Governor Brown’s April 1 Executive Order on drought to further reduce water use in homes by replacing more than 10 million square-feet of lawn and upgrading more than 60,000 water-wasting toilets.

DWR will oversee the two rebate programs, which provide a $100 consumer rebate to replace one old toilet per household and up to $2 per square foot for lawn replacement. Californians can visit www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com to apply for the rebates.

 

Clothes Washer Rebates

 Residents in unincorporated Napa County are eligible for washer rebates from PG&E and the County. Please click here for additional information.

 

If you receive a water bill, check with you water supplier to find out what rebates they offer. Visit the Watershed Information and Conservation Council's website to find out more.  

 

Drought 2014

On January 17, 2014, Gov. Brown declared a drought state of emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions in response.  The drought continued through 2014 and into 2015 with record low snowpack conditions. Therefore on March 17, 2015, the State Water Board expanded the emergency water conservation regulations with new restrictions aimed at achieving a statewide reduction in water usage. Please visit the Save Our Water website to find information and tips on how to conserve water. 

Make sure your outdoor irrigation is turned off. Make irrigation scheduling easy, and visit the City of Napa's water conservation page to find out more.

Water Conservation Devices

Live in unincorporated Napa County? Please stop by the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Office at 804 First Street in Napa to pick up some free water-saving devices. 

  • Faucet aerators
  • Showerheads 
  • Hose timers

Remember, if you pay a City of Napa water bill, you are eligible for their rebates and water conservation devices. For more information, visit the City of Napa Water Division's Water Conservation website.

Water Wise Landscaping

Selecting appropriate plants, mulching, and frequently adjusting irrigation to match the weather are just a few of the actions you can take to save water in your landscape. Learn more about Water-Wise Gardening in the Napa Valley

Links
California Urban Water Conservation Council
UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
California Native Plant Society 

In September 2009, the Napa County Board of Supervisors authorized County staff to begin outreach on a water conservation program in the unincorporated county, specifically targeting the Milliken-Sarco-Tulocay (MST) area. County staff, with input from the agricultural community, the Napa County Resource Conservation District, and the California Department of Fish and Game have come up with some opportunities to help residents, growers, and winery owners alike conserve water.