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.
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.
For residential customers, CVWD rebates are available at $1 per square foot up to a maximum of 1,000 square feet per project, with a maximum of two projects per home. For HOA and commercial customers, rebates are available at $1 per square foot up to a maximum of 25,000 square feet per project.
Each residential customer can submit an application for up to two separate projects. Applications for this program should be made through Coachella Valley Water District 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.
Customers may also be eligible for an additional rebate from their city. See below for more information.
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.
CVWD is not accepting applications for this program at this time, but staff is aggressively pursuing grant funding and will announce when additional funding is available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you prefer to submit your application by mail, fax, or hand deliver it to CVWD, the following applications are available to print:
- CVWD Landscape Water Management Program application (PDF)
- Smart Controller Application for residential customers (PDF)
- Smart Controller Application for large landscape customers (PDF)
- Application for the rebate program for spray nozzles (PDF)
- Application for the High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program (Residential Customers) (PDF)
- Application for the High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program (Hotels/Commercial/Other Customers) (PDF)
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
Commercial Water Broom & Pre-Rinse Nozzle 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