Water conservation

Water is a precious resource, one that has to be managed today to ensure our natural supply remains available for future generations. That’s why Menlo Park has made water conservation a top priority, reaching an unprecedented 55.7 percent water savings in September 2015 (during the height of the drought) compared to 2013 levels.


Conservation brings many benefits


The good news is water conservation provides multiple benefits: reducing water bills, lower yard maintenance and preventing urban runoff that otherwise would pollute our creeks and San Francisco Bay. Conservation also creates more functional, livable and sustainable landscapes, protecting upstream creeks and wildlife habitats and, of course, helping to sustain the reliable water supply essential to our families and economy.

Practicing a low water-use lifestyle is a way everyone can help ensure a long-term, sufficient water supply. Efficient water use helps meet current and future needs, results in cost savings, decreases energy use and helps preserve the environment. 

Residential self-audit tool kits

In partnership with Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA), we are offering free self-audit tool kits to Menlo Park Municipal residential customers. Please keep in mind that although you may reside in Menlo Park, you may not be a Menlo Park Municipal Water customer. To determine your water provider, visit the interactive map and enter your address.

What is a residential self-audit tool kit?

To conserve water inside your home, the first step is understanding how much water you use and where to look for potential leaks. The Residential Self-Audit Tool Kits includes a step-by-step guide to teach you how to perform your own indoor survey, toilet dye tablets, a simple device to help measure your flow rates of your sinks and showers as well as general indoor leak information.

 To receive these kits customers:
  • Must be a Menlo Park Municipal Water customer
  • Must be a residential customer
  • Must create an online profile on the BAWSCA portal and complete an online request form.
For more information please visit the BAWSCA website.

Free water-saving fixtures


Menlo Park offers free fixtures to residents and commercial businesses that are Menlo Park Municipal Water customers. Please keep in mind that although you may reside in Menlo Park, you may not be a Menlo Park water customer. To determine your water provider, click on the interactive map and enter your address.

To receive these free water saving fixtures, contact us.
  • Bathroom aerator - uses 1 gallon per minute
  • Kitchen aerator - uses 1.5 gallons per minute
  • Low-flow shower head - uses 1.5 gallons per minute
  • Toilet leak detection tablets (2 tablets per packet)
Thank you for doing your part to live Water Smart!