Conservation Rebates

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The City of Round Rock offers rebates to direct City water customers to help in conserving water. Thank you for doing your part to help extend the City’s water supply!

The City does not have any rebates for energy conservation, since we are not an energy provider.  Check with your electric or gas company for rebates on efficient energy appliances, such as HVAC units, water heaters, and solar panels.

LCRA Water Efficiency Rebates

City of Round Rock is now an LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) water customer.  This means direct City water customers (those folks that get a water bill from the City of Round Rock) are eligible for the LCRA water conservation programs in addition to the City programs. 
 
City of Round Rock MUD customers (those folks who get a water bill from Teravista, Vista Oaks, Williamson County MUD 22, Siena, Fern Bluff, and Paloma Lake) CAN apply for the LCRA rebates, but are not eligible for the City offered rebates.  
 
LCRA offers rebates for the following:
    • irrigation system evaluations by a Licensed Irrigator,
    • irrigation system equipment (WaterSense controllers, weather sensors, pressure reduction equipment),
    • swimming pool covers and filters,
    • lawn aeration, compost, and mulch application, and soil testing

Find LCRA rebate program information at watersmart.org.

Please note LCRA uses different applications and may have different requirements than City programs. Please read their website for details. 

City of Round Rock Customer-Only Rebates

City of Round Rock Rebates (listed beloware available to direct City water customers only.  This is because a small portion of our City customer’s water bill is designated for the water conservation budget.  MUD customers are not eligible, as they do not contribute to the City’s funding.

The following programs are available to any property (residential or commercial) that receives a water bill directly from the City of Round Rock.

Residential Programs

For the purchase and installation of new WaterSense labeled toilets, showerheads, and faucets to home bathrooms.
  • Single-family homes and duplexes are eligible for this rebate.
  • Property MUST have been built before January 1, 2006.
  • Toilet rebate portion may be denied if the property participated in previous City toilet rebate programs.
  • Rebate amount is 50% of the cost of the fixture, up to $500 per residential account.
  • For full details see Better Bathroom Rebate Application

Bathrooms are the highest water using rooms of the house, accounting for half of indoor water use! By updating and choosing WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, you’ll save water, energy, and money.  Switching to a WaterSense labeled showerhead saves 2,700 gallons of water annually and enough energy to power your home for 11 days.

For the purchase of a high efficiency clothes washer.
  • New washers must be on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency Washer List
  • Rebate is $100 per washer, limit one rebate per residential account. Commercial accounts may be eligible for more.
  • ENERGY STAR  designation does not mean the new washer will automatically qualify.  It must be WATER efficient too.
  • For full details see Clothes Washer Rebate.

Clothes washers account for 22% of water use inside our homes. New front-loading efficient washers use 15-40% less water, depending on age of previous washer. Energy Star labeled washers use 20% less energy, 35% less water, and have larger wash tubs, which means fewer loads.

For the purchase and installation of an approved water flow sensor device.
  • Flow sensor can be installed on the mainline to monitor whole property use, or on the irrigation system only to monitor irrigation use.
  • Rebate amount is $100 per water account.
  • For full details see Water Flow Sensor Rebate.

Water flow sensing devices record your water use and identify potential leaks at your property and alert you to unusual usage.  This can save you money due to damage caused by a water leak, or a high water bill and prevents water from being wasted. 

For aeration and compost application lawn services.  
  • Property must have both aeration and compost added to lawn.
  • Work may be completed by a professional, or DIY (done by the resident)
  • Fertilizer application does not qualify as compost.
  • Lawn aeration can be core aeration or liquid aeration.
  • Rebate amount is $100 per home account.
  • For full details see the Lawn Aeration & Compost Rebate.

Core aeration and compost helps in reducing soil compaction, promotes deep root growth, and reduces water runoff.

For specific irrigation upgrades and/or having your irrigation system checked by a Licensed Irrigator.
  • Available to customers with existing irrigation systems, not for new installations or additions.
  • Rebates provided on WaterSense controllers, pressure reducing equipment, converting areas to drip, weather sensors (rain, freeze, or soil), and more.
  • Property must have a working rain sensor at each controller.  New sensors are eligible for rebate.
  • Maximum rebate amount is up to $500 per residential account. 
  • For full details see Smart Irrigation Rebate.

Outdoor watering accounts for approximately 60% of the City’s total water use in the summer! By making irrigation systems more efficient, we can reduce water use, water waste, and improve the health of landscapes.  

For the purchase and installation of water collection materials; this could be rain water or air conditioner condensate.
  • Purchased barrels or tanks must be designed specifically to collect and store liquid. Used or self-made barrels (i.e. converted trash cans or drums) are not eligible.
  • Rebate is 50 cents per gallon of storage capacity of the tank/barrel;
  • Rebate is also 50% of pad material, pump, & pipes for the collection project.
  • Maximum rebate is up to $600 per water account, per year.
  • For full details see Rainwater Collection Rebate.

Rainwater can be used for non-potable purposes such as watering plants and landscapes. Rainwater is better for plants than treated potable water, due to higher nitrogen levels.  Collecting rainwater also reduces soil erosion and helps conserve our drinking water supply.

Commercial Programs

For the purchase of WaterSense Certified toilets, flush urinals, showerheads, kitchen or bathroom faucets, and pre-rinse spray valves.

  • Available to commercial, industrial, governmental, and apartment properties.  Single-family homes and duplexes can use the Better Bathroom rebate, above.
  • Rebate is 50% of the cost of the fixture, up to $100 per fixture.
  • Maximum rebate is $600 per water account.
  • For full details see Commercial Plumbing Fixture Rebate.

Toilets are the largest water-using fixture inside a property; by replacing old toilets with efficient, 1.28 gallons per flush, toilets, you can save up to 4,000 gallons of water per toilet, per year.

For the purchase of a high efficiency clothes washer.

Clothes washers account for 22% of water use inside our homes. New front-loading efficient washers use 15-40% less water, depending on age of previous washer. Energy Star labeled washers use 20% less energy, 35% less water, and have larger wash tubs, which means fewer loads.

For the purchase and installation of an approved water flow sensor device.
  • Flow sensor can be installed on the mainline to monitor whole property use, or on the irrigation system only to monitor irrigation use.
  • Rebate amount is $100 per water account.
  • For full details see Water Flow Sensor Rebate.

Water flow sensing devices record your water use and identify potential leaks at your property and alert you to unusual usage.  This can save you money due to damage caused by a water leak, or a high water bill and prevents water from being wasted. 

For aeration and compost application lawn services.  
  • Property must have both aeration and compost added to lawn.
  • Work may be completed by a professional, or DIY (done by the resident)
  • Fertilizer application does not qualify as compost.
  • Lawn aeration can be core aeration or liquid aeration.
  • Rebate amount is $300 per commercial account.
  • For full details see the Lawn Aeration & Compost Rebate.

Core aeration and compost helps in reducing soil compaction, promotes deep root growth, and reduces water runoff.

For specific irrigation upgrades and/or having your irrigation system checked by a Licensed Irrigator.
  • Available to customers with existing irrigation systems, not for new installations or additions.
  • Rebates provided on WaterSense controllers, pressure reducing equipment, converting areas to drip, weather sensors (rain, freeze, or soil), and more.
  • Property must have a working rain sensor at each controller.  New sensors are eligible for rebate.
  • Maximum rebate amount is $800 per commercial account. 
  • For full details see Smart Irrigation Rebate.

Outdoor watering accounts for approximately 60% of the City’s total water use in the summer! By making irrigation systems more efficient, we can reduce water use, water waste, and improve the health of our landscapes.

For the purchase and installation of water collection materials; this could be rain water or air conditioner condensate.
  • Purchased barrels or tanks must be designed specifically to collect and store liquid. Used or self-made barrels (i.e. converted trash cans or drums) are not eligible.
  • Rebate is 50 cents per gallon of storage capacity of the tank/barrel;
  • Rebate is also 50% of pad material, pump, & pipes for the collection project.
  • Maximum rebate is up to $600 per water account, per year.
  • For full details see Rainwater Collection Rebate.

Rainwater can be used for non-potable purposes such as watering plants and landscapes. Rainwater is better for plants than treated potable water, due to higher nitrogen levels.  Collecting rainwater also reduces soil erosion and helps conserve our drinking water supply.

Contact Us

For questions or to have an application sent to you, please email Jessica Woods or call 512-671-2872.

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