Rebates, Programs & Services
Free Water Wise Survey Program for Homes - the Santa Clara Valley Water District is offering this free service for homeowners in Santa Clara County.
- Free Large Landscape Survey Program for Businesses and Schools- the Santa Clara Valley Water District is offering this free service for businesses and schools in Santa Clara County.
- Rebates! For info about rebates for switching out inefficient high-water using landscape with low-water using landscape, go to the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Landscape Rebate Program.
- Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program - rebates for installing graywater systems.
- For beautiful, ready-made garden designs, go to our Landscape Design page.
- The California Urban Water Conservation Council provides design templates, project planning assistance, and irrigation scheduling tips.
- Green Street Features for your yard and street.
- San Jose Water Company's Water Wise Plant Database.
- Demonstration Garden Tours and Locations.
- California Native Plant Database.
Nurseries and Irrigation Equipment Suppliers
- Landscape Professionals - List of landscape design, construction, and/or maintenance companies that have worked with three or more Santa Clara Valley Water District Landscape Rebate Program participants.
- Qualified Water Efficiency Landscapers (QWEL) List - QWEL is a certification program developed to educate landscape professionals and their customers on the benefits of sound landscape design, management and irrigation practices. Trained in water-wise landscape practices including plant selection, irrigation system design and water management, a QWEL graduate will help meet your landscape needs while keeping your outdoor water use in check. Find a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper in your area.
- Visit the California Landscape Contractors Association’s Certification Program to learn about certified landscape contractors. List of CLCA certified landscape contractors.
- To hire a gardener to maintain your garden using sustainable landscape maintenance practices, contact the Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener Program.
General Gardening Information
- Comprehensive guide to the Sheet Mulching process.
- Receive advice and resources on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices from Santa Clara County's U.C. Master Gardeners.
- Avoid invasive species! Go to the PlantRight Guide to find out which ones to avoid.
- Promote native plant species biodiversity within your landscape, and learn about the natural ecosystems of Santa Clara Valley: California Native Plant Society. Click here for more info.
- Landscape Integrity Films and Education (LIFE) new video series, “Mixing California Native Plants with Non-native Plants” (17-episodes).
- This City of San Jose Sustainable Landscaping Guide will help you make your garden more sustainable.
- For a list of plants to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, click here.
- Prevent Water Pollution Learn how to prevent water pollution, indoors and out.
- Household Hazardous Waste Do you have Household Hazardous Waste (pesticides, herbicides, oils, cleaners, etc.) to dispose of? Visit www.hhw.org or call (408) 299-7300 to make an appointment for a free drop-off.
- Stormwater Pollution Prevent water pollution and water waste with these tips for safely disposing of household waste, home repair, and more:
How You Can Help:
To report illegal discharges or accidental releases to a storm drain, drainage ditch or culvert in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County, please call (408) 918-4600 or email CleanwaterSCC@aem.sccgov.org.
Additional tips for your home and additional information to report illegal dumping in or near storm drains, creeks, or hazardous waste recycling can be found here.
The Watershed Management Initiative coordinates efforts to keep pollution out of the San Francisco Bay.