Water Use Efficiency

Rebate Programs

Calleguas Municipal Water District (CMWD) continues to make water conservation a priority and has long offered water-saving rebate programs.  CMWD participates in a Regional Conservation Rebate Program through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).  Please visit bewaterwise.com for information on rebates, turf removal, plants, landscape design, and more.

Turf Replacement

Did you know that the majority of residential water use goes toward irrigation of outdoor landscapes?  Our Mediterranean-like climate offers a great opportunity to utilize long established landscaping choices to reduce water use and still create a comfortable retreat.  The Turf Replacement Program rewards landscape designs that incorporate water-saving plants, technology, irrigation systems and other improvements.  Rebates start at $2 per square foot of turf removed!

UC Master Gardeners of Ventura County

CMWD is proud to partner with the UC Master Gardeners to further gardening education, community outreach, and other initiatives.  For information on classes and workshops, please visit: https://ucanr.edu/sites/VCMG/.

In 2011, CMWD, Conejo Recreation and Park District, the City of Thousand Oaks and the UC Master Gardeners joined together to create the True Colors Garden and Learning Center at the Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks (1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362).  Residents are encouraged to visit the garden as it showcases plants that, once established, require little maintenance and less water.

Resource Links


Community Partnering Program

Water Savings Incentive Program

Innovative Conservation Program

California Native Plant Society

Gardening Classes

Drought Response

Resolution No. 1886 (Stage 3 Shortage - Suspending Allocations)