Rebates to Help You Save Water, Energy, and Money
Reward yourself for using less water. DSRSD water customers are eligible to apply for water conservation rebates offered through Zone 7 Water Agency, the wholesale water supplier for the Tri-Valley. Click the links below for details and applications.
Smart phone meets smart irrigation! If you struggle to program your old irrigation controller, it's time to upgrade. Many new generation controllers offer easy-to-use phone apps and adjust automatically with the weather. Rebates are available on qualifying models: up to $75 for single-family homes, $100 for multi-family properties, and $3,000 for commercial properties.
Convert your front lawn to water-efficient landscaping. Rebates are available for up to half of eligible costs; the maximum rebate is $750 for a single-family home and $4,500 for a multi-family or non-residential property. At least 50 percent of converted area must be covered with qualifying low-water plants when they reach full growth. Do not remove lawn until you receive approval. Projects may not include artificial turf. See complete requirements on Zone 7 website.
Upgrade laundry day with a high-efficiency clothes washer. Rebates are available as an incentive to replace high-water-consumption clothes washers with high-efficiency Energy Star Most Efficient Clothes Washers. Rebates up to $100 are available for the purchase and installation of a qualifying washer from the program's Qualifying Product List. Purchases must be made by Dec. 31, 2018. See complete requirements on Zone 7 website.
Free Expert Advice: Get help with designing your water-efficient garden, sheet mulching (the "greenest" way to remove lawn), and selecting beautiful low-water plants. Visit TriValleyWaterWise.com, Lawn to Garden, and Gardening & Irrigation.
*All rebates are subject to the availability of funds and program terms and conditions may change. Applications for qualifying Energy Star Most Efficient Clothes Washers purchased and installed on or before December 31, 2018, must be mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2019. Purchases after December 31, 2018, and applications received after March 1, 2019, will not be eligible for rebate. Visit the Zone 7 website for additional information.
The State of California is offering consumer rebates on lawn replacement. Visit www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com for details, eligibility, applications and FAQs. DSRSD and Zone 7 staff cannot answer questions about the state rebate programs.
Free Water Saving Devices
Save water and save money with these free devices:
- Faucet aerator for kitchen and bathroom
- Low-flow showerhead
- Hose nozzle
- Toilet leak detection tablets
We no longer offer free "universal" toilet flappers because they do not always seal tightly. We recommend using the specific replacement flapper designed for your toilet. Replace flappers at least every three years to prevent a "running toilet," which can waste thousands of gallons of water.
Free Resources for Businesses
Request these free items for businesses from the DSRSD public information office: (925) 875-2282.
3.75" wide x 2.875" tall
Static cling for easy removal
Encourage customers to report leaks. A dripping faucet can add 15 – 20 gallons of water a day to your water bill.
More ways to save water: Conservation Strategies for Businesses
3.75" tall x 3.5" wide x 2" deep
Coated card stock, scored and notched for folding