Water Conservation

Programs and Free Resources

Burlingame residents and property owners are eligible for a range of programs and rebates that support water conservation.

toiletHigh-Efficient Toilet Rebate (ending December 31, 2019)

When was the last time you replaced your toilet? If it has been over 20 years, then you should consider upgrading your toilet to a high-efficiency model and claim a rebate of up to $100 per toilet. Eligible toilets must be MaP Premium toilets that use 1.06 gallons per flush or less. Note that toilets that use more than 1.1 gallons per flush are not eligible to receive a rebate. For a complete list of qualifying MaP Premium toilets and online application form, please visit BAWSCA.

rain barrelRainwater Harvesting

Don't let good water go to waste! Capture rainwater to water your plants and save up to $100 off a qualifying barrel (limit 2 per single-family account or 4 per multifamily/commercial). For a complete list of rules and online application, please visit BAWSCA for details.

gardening classFree Landscape Classes

Learn how to garden beautifully while reducing your water use.  For a list of available classes in San Mateo County, visit:

Home Energy and Water Saving ToolkitFree Water Conservation Devices

Visit the Burlingame Public Library to borrow the Check-It-Out Home Energy & Water Saving Toolkit.  This toolkit provides free resources to perform a basic assessment of the efficiency of your home energy and water use. To check out what comes in the toolkit, visit San Mateo County Energy Watch.

Report Water Waste and Help Conserve Water in Our Community:
Call our Water Conservation Hotline at 650-558-7612,
Email us at WaterConservation@burlingame.org, or
Report it online at AccessBurlingame.

Report a Water Emergency
For emergencies, such as a broken water main or hydrant, please contact the Public Works Corporation Yard at 650-558-7670 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, call the Burlingame Police Department at 650-692-0604.