The Water Conservation Program has rebates available for direct City water customers (you must receive a water bill directly from the City, not a MUD district) that are available as funding allows.
As of 2017, all of the programs below are available.
NEW Irrigation System Check-Up Pilot Program
- This rebate is available to all property types.
- Rebate for a whole irrigation system check-up, or tune-up, by a Licensed Irrigator or Licensed Irrigation Company.
- Rebate amount is 50% of cost of service, up to a maximum of $150.
- This is a pilot program only, and will end by September 1, 2017 or sooner, if funds are expended sooner.
- For full details, see the Irrigation System Check-Up Pilot Program Application
NEW Commercial Property Pilot Program
- This rebate is for commercial, industrial, governmental, and apartment properties only.
- Rebate is on the purchase and installation of new efficient, WaterSense certified showerheads, faucets or faucet aerators, and pre-rinse spray valves.
- This is a pilot program and only available until August 30, 2017, or earlier if funds are expended sooner.
- Rebate is up to a maximum of $800 per water account.
- For full details, see the Commercial Pilot Program Application
Toilet and Urinal Rebate
- Rebate is available to any property that was built prior to January 1, 2006.
- The new toilet(s) or flush urinal(s) must be WaterSense certified.
- Rebate amount is 50% of the cost of the fixture, up to $100 per fixture.
- For full details, see the Toilet Rebate Application or Commercial Property Toilet Rebate Application.
Toilets are the largest water-using fixture inside a property; by replacing old, inefficient toilets with more efficient 1.28 gallon per flush, commodes, you can save up to 4,000 thousand gallons of water per toilet, per year! You can save on wastewater charges too!
Clothes Washer Rebate
- New washers must be a Tier 2 or 3 washer on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency washer list.
- Rebate amount is up to $100 per washer, limit one rebate per address.
- For full details, see the Clothes Washer Rebate Application.
Clothes washers account for 22% of the water use inside our homes. By replacing older models with new, front-loading efficient washers, water use can be reduced by 15 – 40%, depending on how old your previous washer is. Energy Star labeled washers use 20% less energy, 35% less water, and have larger wash tubs, which means fewer loads.
*Updated* Water Harvesting Rebate
- Rebate is for water collection systems that have been purchased and installed since June 1, 2013.
- The collection containers must be made specifically to hold liquid. Home-made barrels (i.e. converted trash cans) will not qualify.
- The rebate amount is $0.50 per gallon of water storage, and 50% of the cost of pad materials, a pump, and gutters.
- Maximum rebate amount is $600 per water account, per year.
- For full details, see the Water Harvesting Rebate application.
Rainwater is much better for plants and gardens than tap water, due to the high nitrogen content in it. Rainwater collection is also a great way to reduce soil erosion on your property.
*Updated* Irrigation System Upgrade Rebate
- Rebate is available to customers with existing, working, irrigation systems.
- Rebate is for specific upgrades to the existing irrigation system (i.e. pressure reducer), or newly installed efficiency components (i.e. weather sensors)
- For full details, see the Irrigation Rebate Application and submit it once the project is completed. No pre-inspection is necessary.
Outdoor water use is the City’s highest use of water in the summer months, often up to 60% of our total water use! By making irrigation systems more efficient, we can reduce water use, water waste, and improve the health of our landscapes.
For questions about any of these programs or to have an application sent to you, email Jessica Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-671-2872.