Lawn Conversion & Irrigation Upgrade Rebates

Lawn Conversion & Irrigation Upgrade Rebates

Effective April 1, 2014

Reduce your water bill and earn rebates for one or more landscape and irrigation equipment upgrades.

Up to $2,500
Single- and Multi-Family (4 units or less) Residential

Up to $20,000
Commercial and Multi-Family (5 units or more)

Choose from a menu of cost-effective upgrades you can use to create low water use landscaping, improve irrigation efficiency, and lower your water bill:

  • Convert high water use lawns to sustainable landscaping.
  • Convert sprinklers to drip irrigation.
  • Replace conventional sprinkler nozzles with high-efficiency rotating nozzles.
  • Replace traditional irrigation timers with self-adjusting models.
  • Install pressure regulators to improve system performance.
  • Install submeters to improve leak detection and irrigation management.

The program is available to qualifying single-family homes, multi-family properties, and commercial and institutional landscape irrigators. Please note that rebates are not retroactive.

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Pre-inspections by an EBMUD representative are required for all rebates before work is started

In addition,

  • The project must be completed within six months of application approval and a post-project inspection is required.
  • Rebate applications must include an original receipt for the purchase of qualifying equipment and be postmarked or received by EBMUD within 90 days of purchase.
  • Rebated equipment must be installed and inspected within 180 days from equipment purchase date.
  • A post-installation inspection is required to verify that qualifying equipment is properly installed.

Other terms and conditions apply to this offer. Please see details and an application form below.

The documents below are PDF files which can be viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free software.

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