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The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities offers several types of rebates through its "River Friendly Landscape" program to help customers save water. The City also offers rebates for indoor upgrades.

Types of Rebates

Grass Conversions
Replace existing grass with drought-tolerant landscaping for a rebate of up to $3,000. Landscape design assistance is also available.

Irrigation Upgrades
Upgrade irrigation systems, such as drip irrigation and replace standard fixed-spray sprinklers with rotary sprinkler nozzles, for rebates of up to $800.

Smart Controllers
EPA Water Sense Labeled Smart Irrigation Controller for a rebate of up to $400.

Rain Barrel(s)
Install Rain Barrel(s) to store water for use during dry periods for a rebate of up to $150.

Install a "graywater" system that diverts gently used water from your washing machine and routes it to landscapes for a rebate of up to $100.

Leak Repair Assistance

Customers can receive reimbursement for repairing leaks, which can reduce water bills. 


  • Rebates are available to City of Sacramento water customers only.
  • Applicants must be property owners or bill-paying tenants with written consent from the property owner.
  • Rebates and applications are not retroactive.
  • Certain rebates require a pre-qualification visit and approval from Water Conservation Staff before installation.
  • All eligible work must be completed within the timeline specified in the rebate terms and conditions.
  • After installation, Water Conservation staff will visit the site and verify as part of post-inspection.
  • Once you have the approval from staff, receipt of checks can take as long as 90 days from the day of approval.