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Water Conservation Rebates

Clothes Washer Rebate

The District offers a $200 rebate on the purchase and installation of an ENERGY STAR rated clothes washing machines, not to exceed the cost of the washer (limit of 1 per service address every 5 years). On average, ENERGY STAR rated washing machines use 33% less water and 25% less electricity than other models. Check the list to see if your clothes washer qualifies: https://library.cee1.org/content/qualifying-product-lists-residential-clothes-washers. Submit the application with an uploaded copy of the purchase receipt within one year of the purchase date. If the purchase receipt does not have the clothes washer make and model number on it, upload supporting documentation, such as the front page of your clothes washer information packet. To apply, follow the link and log-in to your WaterSmart account.

 

Toilet Rebate

The District offers a 50% rebate (up to $100) when replacing a pre-1992 model toilet that uses more than 1.6 gallons per flush with a high efficiency toilet rated at 1.28 gallons per flush (limit of 3 per residential service address). The bathroom is the largest consumer of indoor water, and a single toilet can use as much as 25% of a household’s water. Submit the application with an uploaded copy of the purchase receipt within one year of the purchase date. If the purchase receipt does not have the toilet model number on it, upload supporting documentation, such as a picture of the box. To apply, follow the link and log-in to your WaterSmart account.

 

Turf Buy Back Program

The District offers a rebate to replace your lawn with water-wise landscaping. The rebate is $1.50 per square foot up to $2,000 for residential and $4,000 for non-residential properties. Only established and irrigated lawns qualify.  If you would like to participate, your lawn must be verified by the District’s Water Conservation staff PRIOR to turf removal.

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, and saves you time and money.

Irrigation Equipment

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, and replacing your irrigation controller. If you would like to participate, a free pre-conversion site visit is required. Outdoor irrigation is by far the largest consumer of residential water, and switching to drip and other efficient irrigation methods is a surefire way to reduce your water consumption.

Commercial Rebates

Commercial customers can receive custom rebates to replace any number of devices that will make your business more water efficient. Please contact the District’s Water Conservation Specialist for more information on commercial rebate opportunities.

Leak Repair Rebate

Leak Repair Rebates offer up to $500 for having a verified water leak repaired by a licensed contractor, excavator or plumber.

Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and through an agreement with the State Department of Water Resources.”

 

 

For more information on the District’s Rebate Programs, contact sthomsen@stpud.us or (530) 544-6208