Home Water Savings
No Water Wasted: At Home
Improve your homes' water efficiency! On this page, find tips, rebate programs, and information on how to obtain free water-saving fixtures. Plus learn how to schedule a home consultation with one of our staff to help you find indoor and outdoor ways to reduce water waste and troubleshoot high water bills.
Easy Ways To Reduce Water Waste:
Find and fix every leak you can promptly. Leaks waste large volumes of water daily.
Make sure you have water-efficient nozzles and fixtures. Marin Water offers customers water-saving fixtures free of charge.
Shorten showers. Email us for a free shower timer at Conservation@MarinWater.org.
Run washers and dishwashers only when you have full loads.
Replace washing machines with water-saving high-efficiency models.
Don’t flush the toilet as often. Every flush you skip saves water.
Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
Capture and reuse the water from your shower as you wait for water to get warm.
For pool owners – read the EPA WaterSense Jump Into Pool Water Efficiency Guidance for pool design considerations, improvements, and maintenance practices to help you save water while getting the most out of your pool.
Detecting Leaks DIY: Watch your Water Meter
Become a Leak Detective!
Understanding how much water we use is the first step to conserving it. Check your toilets, examine irrigation lines and watch your water meter to find hidden leaks on your property. Learn more with this handy guide:
How to be a Leak Detective
Conservation Assistance Program
Let one of our water efficiency experts help you identify waste to reduce your water use and your water bill with an indoor/outdoor home assessment.
Our experts will:
- Show you how to read your meter and check for leaks.
- Help evaluate the efficiency of your plumbing fixtures and appliances.
- Assess your irrigation system and review your irrigation scheduling.
- Answer questions and offer tips on how to conserve.
- Provide you with a personalized water-use history.
On-site consultation takes up to 1.5 hours. We also offer phone consultations.
Rebates & Incentives
Marin Water offers a great package of rebates and money-saving incentives to support you in implementing water conservations actions at home.
Water Efficient Fixtures
We offer free water-efficient fixtures, including:
Reduce the amount of water coming from your faucet without noticing a drop in water pressure by installing aerators.
We offer high-efficiency showerheads that reduce water waste by delivering 1.5 gallons of water per minute (gpm).
Even with one of our high-efficiency showerheads, a 10 minute shower will use 15 gallons. Keep you showers to 5 minutes or shorter with one of our digital timers.
Leak Detection Dye Tablets
Spot leaks in your toilet by dropping a dye tab into the tank. Wait 15 minutes. If you see color in your bowl, you have a leak that it wasting water.
A typical uncovered garden hose has a flow rate range of 9-17 gpm. Cover your hose with one of our hose nozzles. They have a maximum flow rate of 2.5 gpm and shut off automatically. Nozzles are also required on all garden hoses as part of the District's code.
Free fixtures are available at our Corte Madera Office. Drop by 220 Nellen Ave anytime during business hours (8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.) to get your free water-saving devices.