Rebate Programs

One sure fire way to reduce your water use is by installing low-water-use fixtures.

High efficiency toilets. Replacing an old model toilet with a new low-consumption toilet could automatically and permanently cut your home water consumption by 25% or more. Older toilets are the single biggest water user in your home. Flushing accounts for about 38%, more than a third, of the water used within your home each day.

High Efficiency Clothes Washing Machines. On average, a typical household will save 5,100 gallons of water (approximately $13 in water savings), between $80-100 in electricity, and $54 in detergent costs on a yearly basis. In addition, you’ll know you’re doing the environment a favor by saving water and reducing wastewater flows.

Low-Flow Shower Heads and Faucet Aerators. Installing a low-flow shower head reduces the flow of water by 50%. Energy use and costs may also drop by as much as 50%, because it requires less energy to heat less water. A low-flow faucet aerator combines air with water as it comes out of the tap. An aerator can cut water consumption by 50%.

Many local water agencies offer rebate programs and free water saving devices to help their customers reduce water use. Check the chart below to see what types of rebates or devices your water agency offers.

Water Efficient Fixture Rebate Programs
Agency
Ultra-Low-Flow Toilets (1.6 gpf)
High efficiency Toilets (less than 1.28 gpf)
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer
Free Water Saving Devices to Customers
Other Programs offered (call for information)
Call for Applications & Additional Information
No longer rebating 1.6 gpf toilets
Up to $200
Showerheads, shower timers, faucet aerators for bathroom and kitchen, automatic shut-off hose nozzles, hose washers, leak detector tablets
Water-Wise House Calls
Landscape rebates - cisterns, weather-based irrigation controllers, lawn replacement
438.2363
No longer rebating 1.6 gpf toilets
Showerheads, faucet aerators, hose nozzles, leak detection tablets

Plumbing Fixture Retrofit Program

Free Home Water Surveys

420.5230
No longer rebating 1.6 gpf toilets
475.8500
Up to $100 or Free!
With the toilet replacement program, customers can receive a free toilet, including installation, by working with Central Coast Energy Services or they can purchase and install any new low-flow toilet and receive a $100 rebate.
 
$100.00
Showerheads, faucet aerators, hose nozzles
728.6133
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
 
Grants for Agricultural & Commercial Conservation Projects
722.9292
No longer rebating 1.6 gpf
Landscape Rebates - drip irrigation conversion, weather-based irrigation controllers, lawn replacement

Watershed education grants awarded annually in May. Contributes to the annual Smart Gardening Fair.

430-4627