Lawn conversion & irrigation upgrade rebates

Effective January 1, 2015

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 conventional irrigation timers with smart controllers.
  • 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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General guidelines

  • A telephone interview and/or pre-inspection with an EBMUD representative and subsequent written approval is required before starting a project.
  • The project must be completed within six months of application approval.
  • 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.
  • Water guzzling and invasive plants don’t qualify for a rebate. Get information on low water-use plants here.
  • Artificial turf does not currently qualify. EBMUD is conducting a pilot program. Check back for updates.

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

Application & More Information

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email: waterconservation@ebmud.com
phone: 1-866-403-2683

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