The drought is ongoing, and the state and the Santa Clara Valley Water District are both pressing all of us for greater conservation. Silicon Valley residents will be tempted by local water agencies (and PG & E) offering some pretty tempting rebates, some of which have been recently and temporarily increased, for improvements made to your home and yard which lessen the amount of wasted water. For instance, changing toilets and faucets to “low flow” models will net consumers a little cash back. But it’s much more than that. How about getting your washing machine’s gray water to a second use in the yard?
Some of these updates may not be optional in the future, so consider getting them while the rebates are still available.
Please click on the link below to view the available programs:
San Jose Water Company’s rebate page: https://www.sjwater.com/for_your_information/save_water_money/rebates_incentives
Also, view the SCVWD “Fact Sheet” for more info on what’s happening with our water. (This is a pdf on the Town of Los Gatos website).