Landscape Rebates

Coachella Valley Water District’s outdoor rebate programs are designed to assist homeowners, Homeowner’s Associations (HOA), and commercial customers who want to reduce their outdoor water usage by converting their lawn to desert-friendly landscaping, installing smart irrigation controllers, or improving the efficiency of their systems. Reducing your outdoor usage is the best way to meet your monthly water budget.


Residential Landscape Rebate Program (requires pre-approval)


For residential customers, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) rebates are available at $2 per square foot up to a maximum of 10,000 square feet. Applications for this program should be made through our online portal and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Conversion projects must be pre-approved to be eligible for a rebate. This program requires pre-approval.

Learn more and apply here. (You will be redirected to our rebate portal).
View a photo gallery of Coachella Valley homes with water-efficient and desert-friendly landscaping or some prototype front yards.

Some cities offer landscape rebate programs separate from CVWD’s program. Please contact your city directly for program status and guidelines.

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Front Garden Going Native

Residential Smart Irrigation Controller Program


CVWD offers residential customers free smart, weather-based irrigation controllers that automatically adjust your irrigation system’s run time based on weather data. CVWD will install and program the controller, free of charge, for eligible customers. Use of a smart controller reduces the amount of water in the cooler months and increases the amount in the summer.

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

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Irrigation Clock Install

Residential Spray Nozzle Conversion Rebate Program (requires pre-approval)


CVWD offers a rebate for conversion from less-efficient spray nozzles to new-generation rotary nozzles. The rebates are $4 per nozzle conversion up to a maximum of $2,000. This program requires pre-approval. 

Learn more and apply here. (You will be redirected to our rebate portal).
List of Coachella Valley Landscape Irrigation System Parts Suppliers (PDF)

Recommended Nozzles

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New sprinkler nozzle

HOA and Commercial Landscape Rebate Program (requires pre-approval)


For Homeowner’s Association and commercial customers, CVWD rebates are available at $2 per square foot up to a maximum of 25,000 square feet per project. Applications for this program should be made online and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Conversion projects must be pre-approved to be eligible for a rebate. This program requires pre-approval. 
 
HOA and Commercial Landscape Rebate Program (PDF)
 
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Ironwood HOA conversion

HOA and Commercial Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate Program (requires pre-approval)


CVWD offers HOAs and Commercial customers rebates for smart, weather-based irrigation clocks that automatically adjust your irrigation system’s run time based on weather data. CVWD will contribute half of the cost of the controller up to $10,000 per project. Use of a smart controller reduces the amount of water in the cooler months and increases the amount in the summer. This program requires pre-approval.

HOA and Commercial Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate Program (PDF)

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Irrigation Clock Install

HOA and Commercial Irrigation Upgrade Program (requires pre-approval)


CVWD offers HOA and commercial customers rebates for replacing overhead spray and adjustable bubblers and emitters with subsurface/in-line drip tubing and non-adjustable, pressure compensating bubblers and emitters. The rebate is $0.25 per converted square foot or the total cost of the approved irrigation hardware (whichever is less up) to $5,000. This program requires pre-approval.
 
HOA and Commercial Irrigation Upgrade Program (PDF)
 
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Ironwood HOA

Golf Course Turf Rebate Program (requires pre-approval)


CVWD is currently accepting applications for the Golf Course Turf Rebate Program. Through grant funding, CVWD offers rebates of $15,000 per acre (up to $105,000) for removal of turf and replacement with desert landscaping. Applicants must commit to sharing their water use data with the Coachella Valley Golf and Water Task Force. This program requires pre-approval. Applications will be accepted until funding is exhausted.
Please note that Homeowner’s Associations landscaped areas that are irrigated using golf course water, rather than CVWD domestic supplies, are also eligible for this rebate. 

Golf Course Turf Rebate Program Application (PDF)

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Mid Valley Pipeline customer Toscana

Agricultural Flood-to-Drip Irrigation Rebate Program (requires pre-approval)


For users of Colorado River water to irrigate permanent crops, rebates are available to convert from flood/row irrigation to drip irrigation. Rebates are available thanks to a federal grant and will continue to be issued to eligible customers until funds are exhausted. CVWD offers $1,500 per acre, up to 160 acres. Customers must demonstrate a savings of three acre feet per year compared to the previous five year average. Only agricultural Colorado River Water customers are eligible. This program requires pre-approval. 

Information presented at public workshop on Sept. 9, 2015
Flood to Drip Rebate Program Application and Guidelines (PDF)

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Date palm trees