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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.

Rebate Participation
(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

Click here for indoor and outdoor water efficiency and 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.

Rebate

Available Until

Who’s Eligible? How do I apply? Resources
Water Wise House Call Ongoing in 2016 All Stanford Residents

Schedule an appointment online
or call 1-800-548-1882

Landscape Rebate Program Available Funding in 2016 - TBD Stanford Homeowners

Landscape Materials Replacement

Equipment Upgrades

High Efficiency Toilet No Longer Available  

Information

High Efficiency Washer Ongoing in 2016 All Stanford Residents Rebate Information
Free Water Saving Devices Ongoing in 2016 All Stanford Residents Water Efficiency Office

 

 

 

FAQs

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?

Rebates

Q: Who is my water retailer?
A: For all rebate applications, please list Stanford University Utilities as your water retailer.


Q: What is my account number?
A: Your water meter number is your account number (for example, D1234).


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: Where can I purchase climate appropriate plants for my garden?
A: If you are taking part in the water-wise landscape rebate make sure you check the list of approved plants before purchasing.


Drought

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.


Other

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.


Q: I am not sure where my water meter is located, who should I contact?
A: To schedule an appointment with a water technician, contact the Stanford Water Department at (650) 723-1300


Q: Who do I contact to check my water pressure?
A: To schedule an appointment with a water technician, contact the Stanford Water Department at (650) 723-1300.