Clothes Washer Rebate
The District offers a $200 rebate on the purchase of ENERGY STAR rated clothes washing machines. ENERGY STAR rated washing machines use significantly less water, less energy, and cause less damage to clothing than older models. On average, ENERGY STAR rated washing machines use 33% less water and 25% less electricity than other models.
The District offers a 50% rebate (up to $100) when replacing a pre-1992 model toilet that uses more than 2 gallons per flush with a high efficiency toilet rated at 1.28 gallons per flush. The bathroom is the largest consumer of indoor water and a single toilet can use as much as 25% of a household's water.
Turf Buy Back Program
The District rebates the conversion of turf to Tahoe-friendly native or adapted vegetation at $1.50 per square foot. The maximum rebate value is $2,000. Only established and irrigated lawns qualify, but there is no minimum size requirement. If you would like to participate, your lawn must be verified by the District’s Water Conservation staff PRIOR to turf removal. A turf assessment is free, lasts for two years, and does not require participation.
Turf is one of the most water intensive landscaping options and requires substantial maintenance. Give yourself the gift of a functional lawn or garden - one that is beautiful, doesn’t waste water, saves you time and money. California is still recovering from one of the worst droughts on record, so now is the time to take action and reduce your water footprint!
- Program Requirements
- Application and Participant Agreement
- W-9 Form
- Turf Buy Back Programs Video - July 2019, Jennifer Cressy - Water Efficiency Technician
- How to Install Drip Irrigation July, 2020
The District rebates up to $400 to help you upgrade your irrigation system to make it more efficient. Examples of efficiency improvements include replacing old, non-efficient sprinkler heads with low-flow drip irrigation, removing pop-up spray heads and replacing with low-flow, multi-stream nozzles, installing a pressure regulator for optimal performance, installing low lying sprinklers at the bottom of a slope to stop excess drainage, replacing your irrigation controller. A pre-conversion site visit is required.
Commercial customers can receive custom rebates to replace any number of devices that will make your business more water efficient. Please contact the Public Affairs and Conservation Department for more information on commercial rebate opportunities.
For more information on the District’s Rebate Programs, contact the Public Affairs and Conservation Manager at email@example.com or (530) 544-6474.