Water Conservation

Water Conservation & Source Protection Survey

Rain Barrel Catchment Program Giveaway

*UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended distribution for this program until further notice. Please continue to apply for the Rain Barrel program. Since giveaways are on a first come, first serve basis, you will only be notified with instructions on how to receive your Rain Barrel once your application is processed.

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is excited to announce its first Rain Barrel Catchment Program. As part of our continued efforts to promote water conservation on our island, we are currently giving away free 50-gallon, eco-friendly Ivy Rain Barrels while supplies last. Find out more on our Rain Barrel Catchment Program Giveaway page

High Efficiency Toilet (HET) Replacement Program

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply’s (DWS) toilet replacement program was created to encourage DWS customers to conserve water, and help them save money on their water bill. 

Under the DWS HET Replacement Program, DWS customers may choose to replace older qualifying toilets with new, HET dual flush rated at 0.8/1.28 gallons per flush (gpf). Learn more on our HET Replacement Program page.

Landscape & Gardening Handbook (PDF)

Maui County Landscape and Gardening Handbook Cover (PDF)

County of Maui Landscape & Gardening Handbook

The 2011 County of Maui Landscape and Gardening Handbook (PDF) was developed by the Department of Water Supply as a resource for people who want to save water in the yard and learn about what and how to plant in certain areas. It gives a wealth of information on xeriscaping, including xeriscape’s seven basic principals, a list of native plants appropriate for each plant zone, and other useful resources.

County of Maui Community Gardens Project

The Department of Water Supply, along with Maui community groups, participates in an assortment of garden projects. The goal of the projects is to demonstrate the benefits of using native plants and water conservation in the landscape. Please visit the Community Gardens Project (PDF) to see some of the xeriscape and native plant gardens cultivated around Maui.

Annual Poster & Video Contest

The Department of Water Supply Division of Water Resources and Planning is excited to continue promoting its annual Poster& Video Contests. They are open to Maui County’s youth, which are currently enrolled in both public and private educational institutions. The Poster Contest is for K-8th grade students who submit a variety of creative posters with our annual theme about water conservation. The Video Contest is for 9th-12th grade students who submit original self or team-produced videos showcasing our annual theme about Source Protection. If you are interested in participating in our annual contests, please check back later this year for contest updates, rules, and deadlines.

Conserving Water

Please check around your property for leaks, water your yard less frequently, and use low-flow fixtures. Together we can protect our water resources. The Department of Water Supply has some free items available to the public such as:

  • Faucet Aerators for the Kitchen and Bathroom
  • Leak Detection Dye Tablets (to check toilets for leaks)
  • Shower Heads
  • Hose Nozzle
  • Toilet Tank Bag

Low Flow Fixture Data Form

Please fill out and submit the Low Flow Fixture Data Form (PDF) to receive your free items. Bring the completed form into the Water Resources and Planning Division at:

One Main Plaza
2200 Main Street
Suite 102
Wailuku, HI 96793

You can also obtain this form by stopping by the office. Help us conserve water, Maui County.