Rebates & Permits

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The residential turf rebate program is accepting applications for homeowners to reserve funds. The program will rebate up to $2 per square foot for lawn replacement to water-efficient landscaping and has an overall budget of $24 million from Proposition 1 funding. The easiest way to complete the application is online at:

Funding reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis for up to $2,000 per household  through state or local turf replacement programs.

Consumers are eligible  to replace turf that is living or dead (but not bare earth) at the time of the rebate application. The application process will require measurement of the area to be re-landscaped, a copy of the most current water bill, and 5 pictures of the area to be re-landscaped. Most importantly, projects cannot have begun before the approval is received after application. More information on the program can be found at the website under About the Program.

In addition to the rebate program, DWR has added links to useful resources to guide home owners in planning their re-landscaping projects. The links provide guidance on how to
 remove your turf, as well as planning and implementing your project. These links are on
DWR’s turf webpage at:

A second rebate program offers rebates of up to $100 per household to replace one old toilet (greater than 1.6 gallons per flush) with a new, high-efficiency toilet (1.28 gallons per flush or less). The $6 million toilet rebate program, also
 funded through Proposition 1, will help Californians replace approximately 60,000 old, inefficient toilets. These rebates are also available at:

To receive a water efficiency appliance rebate, please click on one of the links below. Once it downloads, you should print the form and fill it out before sending it to the address listed on the form.

To submit an application for a permit or to notify us of a non-emergency water leak, please click on the appropriate link and fill out online. The permit/notification will be automatically sent to Water Conservation when you click the “submit” button.


Residential and Commercial
Clothes Washer $50 Apply
Evaporative Cooler $100 Apply
Lawn to Garden Conversion $.50 per square foot Apply
Micro Irrigation Conversion $.25 per square foot Apply
Rain Sensor $50 Apply
Rainwater Harvesting $50 Apply
Recirculating Hot Water Pump $100 Apply
Smart Irrigation Controller $50 Apply
Soil Moisture Sensor $50 Apply
Sprinkler Nozzles up to $4 per nozzle Apply
Swimming Pool Cover $50 Apply
Toilets $50 Apply
Commercial Only
Toilets $50 Apply
Urinal $100 Apply

Rebate Details
Residential or Commercial

Clothes Washer Rebate - High Efficiency

Evaporative Cooler Rebate - Window Mounted Portable

Hot Water Recirculating Pump Rebate - Save water by not waiting for hot water. Effective 5/1/15

Lawn to Garden Conversion
Remove turf and save water.
Effective 5/1/15

Micro (Drip) Irrigation Retrofit
Convert overhead sprinklers to drip irrigation and save water
Effective 5/1/15

Rainwater Harvesting - Rain Barrels. Residential or commercial. 
Rain Sensor Rebate -
Stop irrigation system during rain
Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate -
Senses when soil needs irrigation
Effective 5/1/15

Soil Moisture Sensor Rebate -
Irrigation tool measuring moisture in soil. Effective 5/1/15
Sprinkler Nozzles Rebate - High Efficiency

Swimming Pool Cover Rebate -
Save pool water from evaporation

Toilet Rebate - WaterSense

Toilet Rebate - High Efficiency, WaterSense,
Urinal Rebate - High Efficiency, WaterSense,

New Lawn and Plant Permit  
Please call 621-5480 to apply. 

Swimming Pool Drain Permit (online form)


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