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Yards have evolved

July 23, 2019
Yards have evolved

Valley Water has recently launched its summer Water Conservation Campaign with the goal of showing Santa Clara County residents how to evolve yards so we can all conserve water. An evolved yard means growing plants that use less water or are native to California. Creating a water-efficient and drought-resistant yard will help conservation become a way of life.

Bees and birds love feeding on California native plants, which helps the environment and our planet, as well as our community.

Residents aren’t alone in this process. Our wide range of rebates and resources are available to make this change easier.

  • Our Landscape Rebate Program can help you transform your thirsty yard into a beautiful water-wise landscape and make your irrigation equipment more efficient.
  • Our FREE Water Wise Survey Program helps Santa Clara County residents evaluate how efficient their water use is both inside and outside their homes with two components:
    • A trained irrigation professional will evaluate your landscape irrigation system.
    • A DIY indoor survey kit complete with leak tests and a step-by-step guide so that residents can evaluate their water usage by themselves.

Learn more about our rebate programs and eligibility requirements at Please note that application approval is required before starting any project.

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Valley Water manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 2 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 miles of streams. We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses in Santa Clara County.