Water-wise landscape with deergrass and ceanothus, decomposed granite, and paver pathway.

Hire a QWEL Pro!

Looking for a professional to help you with your landscape? A Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) is trained in water management,  efficient irrigation system evaluations, and maintenance. Learn more

Interested in becoming a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper? There are upcoming trainings for landscapers doing work in Sonoma and Marin counties.

Spanish in-person class: July 24 – August 14

English online class: August 19 – August 29


The Partnership was formed to identify and recommend implementation of water use efficiency projects, and maximize the cost effectiveness of water-use efficiency programs in our region.

We are Proud EPA WaterSense Partners

Partnership Achievements


square feet of lawn removed via cash for grass/mulch madness during 2023


gallons of water saved through sustained reduction each year


gallons of rainwater harvesting capacity added during 2023


people participated in the 2023 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership represents 13 water utilities in Sonoma and Marin counties that have joined together to provide regional solutions for water use efficiency. Learn more about our achievements in our Annual Report.