Water Saving Rebates
The State of California has been in a huge drought. Therefore, the state is offering some awesome water saving rebates to help the situation. However, as expected, those rebates are going fast.
Specific qualifying products:
The following is a list of specific rebates being offered by the state. More information is available from the California smart water website.
- Weather Based Irrigation Controllers (WBICs): This is the device that automatically controls when your sprinkler system turns on. “Rebates start at $80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape” If you live on a bigger property you get “$35/station for more than 1 acre. *” Here is a list of qualifying models.
- Rain barrels:”Rebates start at $75 per barrel, up to a maximum quantity of 4 on a single application” The barrels should be a minimum size of 50 gallons. Considering the cost of these barrels, that is a huge savings! More specific rebate info here.
- Soil Moisture Sensor: These sensors keep tabs on how wet or dry your soil is. This info helps you to best regulate when to turn on/off your irrigation system. “Rebates start at $80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape; $35/station for more than 1 acre.” *Note, you cant get this rebate if you already got the rebate for the WBIC (above). If I was deciding between the two options, I would get one of the Weather Based Irrigation Controllers (WBICs) over this product. Here is a list of qualifying models.
- High Efficiency Toilets: Need a new porcelain throne? “Rebates start at $100 per EPA WaterSense labeled model.” Click here for a 76 page list of qualifying models.
- High efficiency clothes washers: Get paid to buy a new washer. “Rebates start at $85 for qualified clothes washers.” Click here for an 8 page list of qualifying models.
Remove your lawn for big cash:
- California residents were being offered up to $6,000 to remove their grass lawns.
- Unfortunately, turf removal incentives are no longer being offered region-wide in Metropolitan’s service area because funding has been exhausted.
- However, local turf removal rebates might still be available in some areas.
- Here is the latest about the “Turf Removal Update“
- If you missed the initial offer, a wait list has been created for when more funds are available in the fall.