Water Conservation

Hands holding the earth while water spills from the hands

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) strives to educate its customers on water conservation measures. Saving water is more critical than ever as the State and Tuolumne County combat drought conditions.

Start by taking steps in your home. Click this link to find out what you can do in your home, Home Conservation.


Listed below is the District’s 2010 Urban Water Management Plan. It has been deemed complete by the Department of Water Resources for the State of California. It describes the many water conservation measures that TUD implements. 2010 Urban Water Management Plan

More Ways to Conserve

Save Our Water Every year the Sierras are expected to receive plentiful supplies of snow and rain. Some years California is faced with a drier than expected winter. When it appears to be a dry winter TUD’s water supplies become limited. There are many ways that you can conserve this precious resource. See the informational links below.


Does Your Toilet Leak?


Leaks inside your toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day! Using toilet tank leak detector tablets give you a quick, easy way to check for leaks. Stop by TUD’s offices at 18885 Nugget Blvd., in Sonora to pick up your free toilet tank leak detector tablets. For more information, click here.

Replace Your Toilet and Save $$$

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) is supporting an effort to maximize water resources, using cost effective conservation programs for water management and to comply with state and federal mandated requirements. Setting up a Toilet Rebate Program is beneficial not only to TUD, but to its water customers in an effort to conserve water for the entire District and save our customers money. See if you qualify for a Toilet Rebate, click the following link for the Toilet Rebate Form.

Gardening in the Sierra Foothills

Tuolumne Utilities District has teamed up with the local Master Gardeners in an effort to continue to educate our customers about various ways to conserve water. For tips on gardening in your area, visit the University of California Tuolumne County Master Gardeners website by clicking here. Stop by TUD’s office today to pick up the latest TUD and Master Gardener’s brochure on “Save Water in your Garden and Landscape” or “Foothill-Friendly Gardening”. Garden Information Or you may download these Garden Information brochures by downloading below:

Thank you for your continuing support of wise water practices.

More Conservation Links

  • Pick the best lawn for conservation provided by UCDavis, Agriculture and Natural Resources – ucdavis.edu
  • California Drought Preparedness – Protecting California’s Most Precious Resource: Water – cadroughtprep.net
  • Climate Change, water.ca.gov