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The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities offers rebates to residential and commercial customers to help pay for water efficient upgrades to homes or businesses. Remember, rebates may require a pre-qualification visit. To get pre-qualified, please call 311 or (916) 264-5011 to schedule a free Water Wise House Call.  Download a brochure here.

Residential Rebates

  • River-Friendly Landscape Rebates: Replace your turf with native and drought tolerant plants and receive up to $1.00 per square foot of replaced turf (up to $1500).
  • Smart Controller and Irrigation Upgrades: Install a weather-based sprinkler controller (up to $400) and/or upgrade your irrigation for higher efficiency (up to $400).
  • High Efficiency Toilet Rebates: Replace your older PRE-1992 toilet with a new high efficiency toilet (1.28 gallons per flush or less) and receive up to $125 rebate. To qualify for this rebate an inspection is required BEFORE you remove your old toilet to verify the toilet removed qualifies. 
  • High Efficiency Washing Machine Rebates: Purchase a Tier III High Efficiency Clothes Washer and receive up to $125 rebate. This rebate may be combined with rebates from manufacturers, SMUD or PG&E.

Business Rebates

Commercial Rebate Application;  To obtain a rebate, customers must agree to a Pre-Installation Survey (Audit). This service is at no direct cost to the customer.


  • Flushometer-style High Efficiency  toilets or urinals - up to $250
  • Pre-rinse Spray Valves - up to $75
  • Air Cooled Ice Machines - up to $300
  • Cooling tower Controllers - up to $500
  • Connection-less Food Steamers - up to $200 per compartment
  • Dry Vacuum Pumps - $60 per 0.5 HP (up to 2)
  • Laminar Flow Restrictors - $5 each (10 minimum)
  • River-Friendly Landscape Rebates


Customized Rebate Program Application
We also offer up to $50,000 ($.50 per 1000 gallons saved) for installing new, water-saving technologies and making process improvements that reduce water use or re-use water on site.

Water Wise

All commercial rebates require a Water Wise Business Call. Please visit the 311 Knowledge base to schedule your Water Wise Business Call today!