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.
- Lawn conversion to water-efficient landscaping: up to half of eligible costs, maximum rebates are $750 for a single-family home and $4,500 for a multi-family or non-residential property. You must get approval from Zone 7 prior to removing turf.
- Clothes washer: up to $100 on qualified "Energy Star Most Efficient" models.
- Weather-based irrigation controller: up to $75 for single-family homes, $100 for multi-family properties, and up to $3,000 for commercial properties. Today's controllers are dramatically easier to use than in the past. If your old controller is a pain to program, now is the time to get a rebate on a new one.
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*Subject to the availability of funds. Program terms and conditions may change.
The toilet rebate program has ended.
Please note these requirements for the Lawn Conversion Rebate:
- Projects may not include artificial turf.
- The area converted must be in a front yard.
- At least 50 percent of converted area must be covered with plants when they reach full growth.
- You must wait to start until Zone 7 approves your project and sends you a notice proceed.
The Lawn Conversion Rebate has other requirements. Please carefully read the brochure and application.
Free Expert Advice: Get help with designing a water-efficient garden, sheet mulching (the "greenest" way to remove lawn), and selecting drought-tolerant plants at TriValleyWaterWise.com, Lawn to Garden, and Gardening & Irrigation.
Save Our Water Rebates
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