The Water Use Efficiency Department at the Municipal Water District of Orange County takes pride in providing programs to assist residential homeowners, commercial/industrial business owners, and professional landscapers in reducing the daily amount of water used. Since water is one of the most valuable resources in Southern California, it is very important to use this precious natural resource wisely. Several programs are administered by the Water Use Efficiency Department to assist in the effort of saving water, including the rebate programs listed below.
Water Smart Home Certification Program - Residential Properties
This Program offers owners of single-family detached homes an opportunity to obtain certification as a "Water Smart Home” through our home water survey program. The home water surveys to target potential water savings both inside and outside of the home. Click here for program guidelines, steps to participate, and information on how to apply.
Spray to Drip Pilot Program- Residential and Commercial Properties
This program offers you an opportunity to convert areas irrigated by spray heads to drip irrigation. Drip irrigation systems are very different from pop-up sprinkler systems. Rather than spraying wide areas, drip systems utilize point emitters to deliver water to specific locations at or near plant root zones. Drip irrigation systems are very water-efficient and are even customizable for different plant varieties in a small area.
Click here for program guidelines, steps to participate, and information on how to apply.
Turf Removal Program - Residential and Commercial Properties
This program provides financial incentives to qualifying residential and commercial water users who remove turf from their properties. Click here for program guidelines and participation information.
This program provides rebates on water saving devices to residents, businesses, and other commercial customers. Devices currently available for rebate include high efficiency clothes washers, rotating sprinkler nozzles, weather-based irrigation controllers, food steamers, ice machines, and more. Click here for program guidelines, lists of approved devices, rebate applications, and rebate program info.
This program provides technical assistance and cash incentives to local businesses that invest in water saving process improvements. Free technical surveys of industrial operations – including process change recommendations – are available to qualified participants within the MWDOC service area. Click here or call (714) 593-5016 to learn more about this program.