Member Offerings: AWE Tools, Support and Assistance

In addition to the benefits provided as part of membership in the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) network, AWE members also have access to a variety of tools, resources and technical assistance to support their conservation objectives. Access the specific member offerings below to learn about each opportunity and associated fees. 

Smart Irrigation Marketplace

Smart-Irrigation-Final_trnsDeveloping programs and campaigns to help customers use less water on their landscapes this spring, or create some buzz around Smart Irrigation Month? To support our members, AWE has launched a new Smart Irrigation Marketplace where water providers and community organizations can learn about and access communications content, exclusive manufacturer rebates and incentives, discounts on professional assistance, program design resources and more—all provided by fellow AWE members. The majority of these resources are free or discounted, and can be easily incorporated into current programming and planning. These opportunities are exclusive to AWE members. Click here to request access to the Marketplace.

Practical plumbing handbook

National Edition of Practical Plumbing Handbook

CalWEP and AWE have updated and redesigned the Practical Plumbing Handbook, an excellent resource on how to repair and perform preventative maintenance on the fixtures in your home. The handbook is a member-only benefit and is available only in hard-copy form for distribution to consumers.We are now accepting orders to determine the size of the print run. Pricing (with tax included) is as follows:  

  • Qty 1-100: $2.70 per unit
  • Qty 101-500: $2.50 per unit
  • Qty 501 and above: $2.25 per unit 
Click here to learn more. 

Landscape Transformation Study Resources

Landscape Transformation Executive Summary CoverThe Alliance for Water Efficiency initiated its Outdoor Water Savings Research Initiative in 2015 to identify and clarify what programs, practices, and irrigation technologies can support effective utility-driven outdoor water efficiency programs. In February 2019, AWE launched its Landscape Transformation Study, consisting of two parts: an Impact Analysis and a Process Evaluation. Click here to access member-only resources, which include: 

  1. Analytics Report (AWE Member Edition that includes 14 water utility program descriptions available only to members)
  2. Market Analysis and Recommendations Report (AWE Member Edition that includes 14 water utility program descriptions available only to members)
  3. Factsheet: Making the Case for Landscape Transformation Programs  

Click here to learn more about this groundbreaking research. 

Commercial Kitchens Guide

Commercial Kitchens IconThe AWE Commercial Kitchens Water Use Efficiency and Best Practices Guide is the first of AWE’s members-only publications. The Guide is unique among other commercial kitchen resources in that it is written and designed specifically with busy members of the commercial kitchens, food service, and hospitality industries in mind. It includes day-to-day best practices, case study summaries and strategies for water efficient management of the most common high-use equipment. The Guide is available to AWE members only in both digital format and in hard copy. Learn more about the Guide here. To order copies of this member-only resource, complete the order form here

Household Water Calculator Customization 

hww picAWE’s Water Calculator is a stand-alone web-based application that is available on AWE’s Home Water Works website.

The Water Calculator can be adapted and customized and installed by water utilities wishing to offer this powerful tool to their own customers. The customized calculator is hosted and maintained by AWE and its contractor Radian Technical Marketing making it quick and easy to implement anywhere on a water utility web site using an iFrame window. See examples #1, #2. Interested? Email Jeffrey Hughes

  • Download the Water Calculator Licensing and Customization Options.
  • Link to July 2014 AWE Webinar on the Water Calculator 

Additionally, we are making available customized Home Water Works website logo with the AWE member's name, so that a link can be created directly from the member's website. All that is required is that you accept a this brief Terms of Use.

AWE Financing Sustainable Water Workshops & Assistance 

 FSW Logo-SmAWE has developed a suite of new resources to provide practical information to guide utilities from development through implementation of rate structures that balance revenue management, resource efficiency and fiscal sustainability. At Financing Sustainable Water, water managers will find the following available for download. AWE is offering its members a unique opportunity to access training and technical assistance to support use of the new resources. Utilities must be an AWE member in good standing. Options include:

  • Financing Sustainable Water Workshop for Utility Staff;
  • Technical Assistance with AWE Sales Forecasting and Rate Model Use.  Interested? Email
  • Download the AWE Financing Sustainable Water Member Offering.

G480 Verification and Leaderboard

LeaderboardThe G480 Leaderboard recognizes exemplary water utilities that have adopted and complied with the voluntary G480 Water Conservation Program Operation and Management Standard. The Alliance for Water Efficiency will review and verify submissions for current AWE members free of charge. Water utilities will be added to the Leaderboard if the scoring criteria are met. Questions regarding submissions can be sent to Those wishing to be verified will need to fill out the G480 Checklist and provide supporting materials for each requirement that has been completed. For more information on the Leaderboard and G480 Standard, click here.

AWE Video Customization

WWYPF Logo(1) AWE can customize and adapt the following two videos for AWE members wishing to deliver a more localized message to their customers. This opportunity is available to water supplier and government/affiliate members only. Interested? Email Jeffrey Hughes.

AWE’s “Water: What You Pay For” video is an animated video that seeks to communicate the value of water service and explain why safe drinking water has a cost. It can be customized with on-screen messages, local water bill amounts, and a link and logo.
GoodQuestionLogoAWE’s “Good Question: Why Are My Water Rates Going Up?” explains how conservation can help keep utility costs and customer water rates lower over time. It can be customized with a link and logo.

Download the AWE Member Video Customization Options.

AWE Water Conservation Tracking Tool Assistance

The Alliance for Water Efficiency's Water Conservation Tracking Tool is a frTracking Tool V3 Start Pageee resource available to members that can be used to evaluate the water savings, costs, and benefits of conservation programs. 

AWE provides a detailed user guide with the Tool, as well as one (1) hour of free technical assistance to current members.  Additional technical assistance can be purchased for $150 per hour, or blocks of time can be purchased for a substantially lower cost. Email if interested in learning more.

  • Visit the AWE Water Conservation Tracking Tool Page.
  • Read and submit the Tracking Tool Terms of Use if you haven't already.

Never Waste

neverwaste_logo_color_rgb-325x115Never Waste is a national campaign from AWE that aims to raise awareness about the amount of water we waste in our daily lives and encourage consumers to take action to reduce water waste. For members, the campaign can help encourage customers, employees and partners to conserve water with engaging content and user-friendly resources. AWE will work with members to execute an education effort that is customizable and can be tailored to what's happening in local communities.