Rebates & Discounts

Water Wise Landscape Rebates & Discounts
Coachella Valley Water District’s rebate program is designed to assist homeowners who want to reduce their outdoor water usage by converting their lawn to desert-friendly landscaping, installing smart irrigation controllers and replacing inefficient spray nozzles. Reducing your outdoor usage is the best way to meet your monthly water budget.
  
Lawn Conversion (requires pre-approval)
For residential customers, CVWD rebates are available at $1 per square foot up to a maximum of 2,000. Applications for this program should be made here and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Rebates are not subject to state income taxes. Conversion projects must be pre-approved to be eligible for a rebate.
   
Learn more and apply here. (You will be redirected to our rebate portal).

For HOA and commercial customers, rebates are available at $1 per square foot up to a maximum of 25,000 square feet per project.  Apply here
 
View a photo gallery of Coachella Valley homes with water-efficient and desert-friendly landscaping or some prototype front yards.

The State of California is offering rebates for lawn conversion and toilet replacement and CVWD customers are eligible to apply for these programs in addition to the programs listed here. Visit the Save Our Water website for details.
 
Here is a list of cities that have landscape rebate programs separate from CVWD’s program. Please contact the city directly for program status and guidelines.
 
Cathedral City WaterSmart Landscape Grant Program - Apply in addition to the CVWD application 
Indio Landscape Rebate - Apply in addition to the CVWD application
City of Rancho Mirage Turf Conversion Program - Apply in addition to the CVWD application 
  
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Front Garden Going Native
Golf Course Turf Rebate Program

CVWD is currently accepting applications for the Golf Course Turf Rebate Program. The application period will close March 11, 2016. Click here for the application.

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Golf Course
Smart Irrigation Controllers
Smart, weather-based irrigation clocks automatically adjust your irrigation system’s run time based on historic weather data. This reduces the amount of water in the cooler months and increases the amount in the summer. Coachella Valley homeowners who do not manually adjust their irrigation controllers and switch to a self-adjusting system can expect to cut their water usage by an average of 30%.

CVWD will install and program smart irrigation controllers for eligible customers in participating cities.
 
Homeowners may be eligible to receive a free smart controller, including installation. HOAs and businesses may be eligible for smart controller rebates of up to half the cost of the controller.

Learn more and apply here. (You will be redirected to our rebate portal).

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CVWD Demonstrating a Smart Irrigation Controller
Spray Nozzles
CVWD is offering a rebate program for conversion from less-efficient spray nozzles to new-generation sprinkler nozzles. For residential customers, the rebates are $4 per nozzle conversion up to a maximum of $2,000. For commercial customers, the rebates are $4 per nozzle for a maximum of $10,000.
 
Learn more and apply here.  (You will be redirected to our rebate portal). List of Coachella Valley List of Coachella Valley Landscape Irrigation System Parts Suppliers (PDF)

Recommended Nozzles

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Spray Sprinkler
Indoor Water Conservation Kit
CVWD’s free Indoor Water Conservation Kit is designed to assist homeowners who want to conserve water inside the home. Free kits are available to eligible homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indoor Water Conservation Kit

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Indoor Water Conservation Kit
High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program
CVWD’s High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program is designed to assist homeowners who want to replace an old toilet(s) with a newer, more efficient one. Rebates of $100 per toilet, up to 2 toilets, are available to eligible homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis.
   Old toilets must be recycled at customer expense at Desert Recycling (PDF) located in Thousand Palms. They charge $10 to recycle a toilet.

Companies that sell leak detection devices for toilets: LeakAlertor
 
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Leaking Toilets Throws Money Down the Drain
Commercial Water Broom & Pre-Rinse Nozzle Program
Water brooms use approximately 2 gallons per minute (GPM) compared to a traditional hose and nozzle which consumes approximately 8-12 GPM. High efficiency pre-rinse nozzles use less than 1.3 GPM compared to traditional pre-rinse nozzles which consume approximately 2-5 GPM.

 Commercial Customers Only
echosign Commercial Water Broom & Pre-Rinse Nozzle Program

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Water Broom
Agricultural Flood-to-Drip Irrigation Rebate Program
For users of Colorado River water to irrigate permanent crops, rebates are available to convert from flood/row irrigation to drip irrigation. Rebates will cover a significant portion of conversion costs, are funded by a federal grant and will continue to be issued to eligible customers until funds are exhausted.

Agricultural Colorado River Water Customers Only
Information presented at public workshop on Sept. 9, 2015
  
Flood to Drip Rebate Program Application and Guidelines (PDF)
   
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If you prefer to submit your toilet rebate application by mail, fax, or hand deliver it to CVWD, the following applications are available to print:

If you prefer to submit your landscape, smart controller, or nozzle replacement application by mail or telephone, please call (888) 871-1660.

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