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Water Efficiency Program


RWA’s Water Efficiency Program (WEP) was created to help water providers in the greater Sacramento region work together to help their customers use water efficiently and to meet best management practices (BMPs) for urban water conservation and efficiency. These BMPs are essential elements of the Water Forum Agreement and the Central Valley Project Improvement Act. Furthermore, the WEP will assist water providers toward the successful implementation of the recently passed “Conservation Legislation” or Senate Bill 606/Assembly 1668 package.

Partnerships with water, wastewater, energy, storm water pollution control and other resource management entities are key features of the WEP. Through partnerships, the WEP brings a cost-effective approach to customer focused water efficiency activities through economies of scale.

Developed through the cooperative efforts of the Regional Water Efficiency Program Advisory Committee (RWEPAC), comprised of local water provider staff, the WEP’s water efficiency activities like public outreach campaigns, rebate programs, school education and research studies offer many benefits to local water providers and to their customers. Additionally, this is highly effective in attracting grant funding to increase water efficiency in the region and has secured $15 million in funding since the start of the program in 2003.

Program Activities and Accomplishments

Be Water Smart is an award-winning public outreach- and school education-focused program sponsored by RWA’s Water Efficiency Program. The program’s customer facing website,, is a comprehensive regional resource for water efficiency information about using water wisely.

In addition, RWA and local water suppliers provide a growing array of customer services and rebates to improve water efficiency for households and businesses. By improving water efficiency we all save energy, reduce air and water pollution, reduce the use of costly toxic chemicals and stretch our water supply.

For more information, view the Regional Water Efficiency Program 2023 Year In Review.

Visit to learn about the water efficiency services available to residents, businesses and institutions.

Water Efficiency Contacts

View contact information for RWA Water Efficiency staff as well as water efficiency coordinators for each RWA WEP provider.

Resources for Water Efficiency Program Participants

Looking for insights on developing water efficiency programs and technical information? This section provides an assortment of RWA WEP gems including a full summary of annual program activities. This is section is for RWA WEP water providers and is password protected. Contact RWA’s Water Efficiency Program Manager for more information on how to access these materials.

Water Efficiency Program Meetings

Bi-monthly Regional Water Efficiency Program Advisory Committee meetings are open to water agencies, stakeholders to the Water Forum Agreement, vendors, researchers, government agencies and the public.

Water Efficiency News