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Residential Rebates

Water Wise Rebates to Help Residents Save Water

Water conservation upgrades are made easier with Water Wise Rebates from the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities. Water Wise Rebates help you save water while reducing the cost of water conservation upgrades to your home and landscape.

To qualify for a rebate, you must be:

  • A City of Sacramento water customer
  • The property owner, or bill-paying tenant with written consent from the property owner.

Some rebates may be combined with rebates from manufacturers, SMUD, or PG&E to help you save even more.
Certain Water Wise Rebates require a pre-qualification visit. Getting pre-qualified is simple. Just call 311 or (916) 264-5011 to schedule a free visit. Want to share and discuss with family members?
Download our Get Started Today brochure.

Outdoor Rebates

River-Friendly Landscape Rebates

The City of Sacramento offers rebates to help you use less water in your home. Replace your thirsty lawn with beautiful low-water use plants and drought tolerant landscape and receive up to $1 per square foot of replaced turf (up to $1,500). Repurpose laundry gray water to water shrubs and trees. Capture and store rainwater in rain barrels to conserve water while saving on your water bill.
 You can find program information, ideas, savings, and rebate applications at River-Friendly Landscape Rebates.

Irrigation Upgrade Rebates

An Irrigation Upgrade Rebate is provided to City of Sacramento residents for conversion of sprinkler nozzles and heads to high efficiency sprinkler nozzles (using 0.85 inches per hour or less), for conversion to drip irrigation and adding EPA WaterSense Labeled Smart Irrigation Controllers.
Learn more about Irrigation Upgrades, submit the online form or download the application.

Smart Controller

Smart Controllers are a different type of sprinkler timer. Smart Controllers act like a thermostat for your sprinkler system by automatically tailoring watering schedules to actual site conditions. The City offers rebates of up to $400 if you install a weather-based smart controller in your home. As well, rebates of up to $400 are available to put in irrigation system upgrades such as drip irrigation.
Learn more about Smart Controllers, submit the online form or download the application.

Rain Barrel Rebates

The Rain Barrel Rebate conserves water by storing rainwater/run off during rain events for use during dry periods. The amount of water that can be collected from a rooftop depends on several variables: the dimensions of the rooftop, the collection capacity, and the amount/timing of the rain received. Be sure to calculate how much rain barrel storage capacity you will need: 1,000 square feet of roof surface can create around 625 gallons of water for every one inch of rain that falls.
A rebate of up to $150 ($0.75 per gallon captured, up to 200 gallons) to install rain barrels for catching and storing water to use during dry periods.
Submit the online form or download the application.

Laundry-to-Landscape Rebates

A Laundry‐to‐Landscape Gray water System routes water collected from your washing machine to your landscape. (This water is untreated wastewater and is thus non-potable). This type of gray water system allows for wastewater from your clothes washer to be diverted to either the sewer or to your landscape for irrigation.

A rebate of up to $100 for materials to install a gray water system that diverts gently-used water from your washing machine and routes it to mulch basins around trees or bushes. 
Download the application.

Indoor Rebates

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 a rebate of up to $125. Older toilets can use four times more water to flush sending your water savings down the drain. They are one of the largest water wasters in your home. Conserve water and save by installing high-efficiency toilets in your home. This rebate requires an inspection BEFORE you remove your old toilet to verify that it will qualify. Have multiple toilets to replace? There is no limit to the number of rebates that may be requested. However, rebate funds may not always be available.
Download the application form here.

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. You will find the application here. SMUD also provides rebates for refrigerators, water heaters, and dryers. Rebates are offered for a specific list of appliances, and funds may not always be available. Visit SMUD for available rebates and requirements.

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