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Posted on: May 26, 2022

ACWD Recognizes Local Organizations for Exemplary Water Use Efficiency During 2021

Master Gardeners Demo Garden at Quarry Lakes, Habitat area

Landscape Water Use Efficiency Awards

Alameda County Water District (ACWD) awards local businesses and organizations with outstanding water use efficiency efforts who tracked at or below their annual landscape water use budget, which is calculated using weather and site-specific characteristics Water use efficiency efforts contribute to our community’s water supply reliability and are more meaningful than ever as California experiences unprecedented drought. ACWD thanks and appreciates these local organizations for doing their part to conserve water. We encourage them to continue demonstrating leadership in the Tri-City area during 2022, with even more reductions in their outdoor water use per ACWD’s Water Shortage Emergency Ordinance. Please visit the links below for the list of organizations and landscape contractors that managed their landscape water use effectively in 2021.

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Certified Green Businesses

The following organizations participate in the California Green Business Program which helps prevent pollution, reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These organizations support ACWD’s efforts to increase water use efficiency in the Tri-City area, which is crucial right now. ACWD assists with certifying businesses by conducting the water use efficiency auditing portion of the certification. Please click on the links below for a list of Certified Green Businesses in each city in the Tri-City area. Green Businesses are recertified every three to four years. The lists below are the most recent data available. Please check in with businesses directly regarding hours of operation and other information. 

Certified Green Businesses in Fremont: ]

Certified Green Businesses in Newark: ]


Certified Green Businesses in Union City: ]

For information about how your organization can qualify for these programs, please contact ACWD Water Use Efficiency Staff at or 510-668-4218.

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