Conservation

As stewards of our local water resource, we have a responsibility to protect wsave water handater and use it wisely. San Bernardino is recovering from several years of dry conditions which made a significant impact to our local water supplies. While San Bernardino residents have already done a great job learning to use water more efficiently, to ensure sustainable water supplies for the future, we must continue our water-saving efforts by embracing conservation as a way of life.

Water Conservation Tips

The good news is water conservation doesn’t have to mean sacrifice! Even small adjustments can make a big difference in your water use. It is our goal to help you on your way to water efficiency.

Find tips, incentives, and inspirations to help you save water (PDF)

Water Conservation Rebate Programs

San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (SBMWD) is proud to offer one of our region’s most robust water conservation rebate programs. Each residential customer is eligible for up to $2,000 in indoor and outdoor water conservation rebates. We encourage you to apply for your rebate today!

View the Water Conservation Rebates page

Water Use Efficiency Standards

An important component of promoting long-term conservation is reducing outdoor water waste. In an effort to protect local water supplies and encourage efficient water use, outdoor water use restrictions remain in effect. 

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  1. Drought Regulations
  2. ca conservation laws: SB 606 & AB 1668
  3. SBMWD Water Conservation Goal

California’s largest water supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, recently approved the implementation of unprecedented water use restrictions that limit customer irrigation to one day per week. These actions do not apply to customers of the San Bernardino Municipal Water Department. 

At this time, SBMWD continues to be in Stage IIA of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan, where customers may continue to water outdoors for up to three days per week and fifteen minutes per station per day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before 8:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.  

SBMWD provides water conservation programs and resources to promote water use efficiency and encourages customers to take daily steps to save our local water supplies.