Water Use Efficiency

NEW! Garden Landscapes for Ventura County

Check out Calleguas' new Ventura County specific landscape guide. The guide shows an ecosystem focused approach to creating a thriving and water-wise garden landscape.

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.

Lose the Lawn - Gain a Garden! (Turf Replacement Program)

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 initatives. For information on classes and worshops, 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.