Faculty / Staff Program Overview
Water Conservation at Stanford
Stanford Utilities has taken part in various water conservation programs for Faculty/Staff Housing. Rebates are currently being offered for high-efficiency fixtures by the Santa Clara Valley Water District and Pacific Gas and Electric. For more information, please see rebate information below.
Past water conservation programs have included awareness campaigns, free water audits, rebates, and the Water Wise Demonstration Garden (located along Raimundo Way across from Wing Place) to encourage the community to adopt climate appropriate landscaping around their homes. Up to seventy percent of the total water used in this area is for landscape irrigation, most of which occurs during the dry summer months. For more information on what you can do around your home and garden to help conserve water, check out our water saving tips sections below.
(Number of Rebates or Replacement Fixtures)
|FY 2009||FY 2010||FY 2011||FY 2012||FY 2013||FY 2014||FY 2015|
|Water Wise House Call||37||24||13||5||5||18||20|
|Landscape Rebate Program (Turf Removal)||0||6||4||1||0||1||7|
|Landscape Irrigation Equipment Upgrade||0||6||2||1||0||0||6*|
|High Efficiency Toilet||79||57||17||5||10||18||15|
|High Efficiency Clothes Washer||31||38||40||20||19||7||11|
*In FY 2015, 27 irrigation controllers were upgraded to weather based models
Water Conservation Tips
Current Rebates: Last Updated February 2016
Water Wise House Call: It’s highly recommended and required in order to participate in the Landscape Rebate Program.
|Who’s Eligible?||How do I apply?||Resources|
|Water Wise House Call||Program is on hold - it is undergoing a makeover. Call SCVWD's water conservation hotline at (408) 630-2554 for details or to request a pre-inspection for the Landscape Rebate Program.||All Stanford Residents||
Schedule an appointment online
|Landscape Rebate Program||Ongoing in 2017||Stanford Homeowners|
|High Efficiency Toilet||No Longer Available|
|High Efficiency Washer||Program ending 12/31/2016||All Stanford Residents||Rebate Information|
|Free Water Saving Devices||Ongoing in 2017||All Stanford Residents||Water Efficiency Office||
1. Who is my water retailer?
2. What is my account number?
3. What are my options for removing and disposing of turf?
4. Who do I contact to recycle my old toilets?
5. Where can I purchase high-efficiency toilets?
6. Where can I purchase climate appropriate plants for my garden?
7. Is mandatory conservation required for Stanford residents?
8. How do I interpret my monthly water billing statement?
9. I am not sure where my water meter is located, who should I contact?
10. Who do I contact to check my water pressure?
Q: What are my options for removing and disposing of turf?
A: For a list of turf removal guidelines from a local landscaping expert see the Turf Removal Guidelines. You can contact the Peninsula Sanitary Service Inc. (PSSI) at (650) 321-4236 to purchase a debris box to place your old turf for pickup and disposal.
Q: Who can I contact to recycle my old toilets?
A: Contact the Peninsula Sanitary Service Inc. (PSSI) at (650) 321-4236 for pick-up of your old toilet.
Q: Where can I purchase high-efficiency toilets?
A: If you are taking part in the high-efficiency toilet rebate, you must call the Santa Clara Valley Water District at (877) 874-8479 before you purchase your toilet. Also, make sure that you check the list of approved toilets for the rebate.
Q: Is mandatory conservation required for Stanford residents?
A: See the Fact Sheet on Water Supply at Stanford for updates on the Drought and your role in the conservation effort.
Q: How do I interpret my monthly water billing statement?
A: For a more information on the new billing statement and a comparison of changes please see the Water Billing Comparison flyer.