Lawn Conversion: Remove your grass and convert to desert-friendly landscaping. For residential customers, rebates are available at $2 per square foot up to a maximum of 10,000 square feet per program year (July 1-June 30). HOA and commercial customers can receive $2 per square foot up to 25,000 square feet per project.
Smart Irrigation Controller: Install this water saving device that automatically adjusts your irrigation run time. It also turns itself off when it rains. Homeowners may be eligible to receive a free smart controller, including installation. CVWD will refund 75% of the cost for large landscape customers up to $10,000 per project.
Spray Nozzles: Convert less efficient spray nozzles to new generation rotary nozzles. These sprinklers water a lawn with streams of water for superior wind resistance and efficiency. Rebates are $4 per nozzle for a maximum of $2,000.
Irrigation Upgrade: HOA and commercial customers
may receive rebates for replacing overhead spray heads, adjustable bubblers, emitters with subsurface/in-line drip tubing and non-adjustable, pressure compensating bubblers and emitters. The rebate pays .50 cents per square foot of converted irrigated area.
These programs require pre-approval before you begin your project.
COACHELLA WATER AUTHORITY (CWA)
CWA, upon availability of funds, offers $2.00 per square foot for residential projects up to 10,000 ft. and $3.00 for commercial and municipal projects up to 25,000 ft.
DESERT WATER AGENCY (DWA)
Grass Removal: $2 per square foot for front and backyards to replace with desert landscape or artificial turf.
Smart Controllers: Up to $250 (residential) and $3,250 (large-scale) for WiFi models or weather sensors.
Nozzles/Irrigation Heads: Up to $7 per nozzle, rotating spray heads and fixed-rate bubblers.
Washing Machine Pilot Program: Up to $250 on Energy Star certified efficient models.
Toilet Rebate: Up to $100 per toilet for businesses with a minimum of 10 toilets.
For more information, visit dwa.org/rebates
INDIO WATER AUTHORITY (IWA)
Turf Removal: $2.00 per square feet for residential and commercial customers. The maximum amount is $20,000 or 10,000 square feet for residential accounts and $60,000 for commercial accounts. As long as a customer has the turf to remove, they can apply multiple times until they reach the limit. Terms and conditions apply. Turf must be present at the time of pre-inspection by IWA to qualify for rebate; in other words, grass must not be removed until IWA approves the rebate application.
Irrigation Upgrades: Residential accounts can receive up to $750 while commercial accounts can receive up to $1,500 for above-ground irrigation upgrades, including smart controllers, high-efficiency nozzles, drip irrigation, etc. IWA does not pay for underground parts and labor. Pre-approval by IWA is required prior to starting a project in order to receive a rebate.
Toilet Rebate: Buy a toilet with a gallons per flush of 1.28 or lower and you may be eligible to receive up to $150 per toilet; the maximum is two (2) toilets per residential account.
This rebate does not require pre-approval but terms and conditions apply. Proof of purchase and installation and a recycling receipt are required. Commercial accounts may be approved for higher number of toilets; urinals qualify.
Clothes Washer Rebate: Clothes washer with a water factor of 6 or less may be eligible for a rebate of $150; rebate is limited to one (1) per account. No pre-approval required. However, please ensure that you take at least two photos of your old washer showing the placement and the label (make/model) before it is replaced.
Be sure to check this page regularly for updates, or with your water provider www.cvwatercounts.com/water-map for rebates in your area!