OC Water Smart Rebate Program
Rebates on select water-saving devices are currently available to Orange County residents and businesses through the OC Water Smart Rebate Program. The following rebates and programs are currently available:
Replace your lawn with beautiful native and California Friendly plants, which require very little water and are better suited to Southern California's semi-arid climate. By removing your lawn, you can lower your water bill and reduce the amount of harmful water runoff that leaves your property and eventually enters our waterways.
Residential and Commercial Rebate Level: $2.00 (or more) per square foot of turf removed
Click this button for additional information and rebate applications for the Turf Removal Program.
Take control of your sprinkler system with a weather-based irrigation controller. These 'smart' controllers use information about your plants, soil, and weather conditions to give your landscape the right amount of water year-round.
Residential Rebate Level: Up to $380 per controller for properties less than one acre; OR $35 per station for properties at least one acre or greater.
Installation: For a limited time, rebates of up to $120 are available for professional installation of smart irrigation timers. To qualify, you must have a receipt showing your installation costs. Installation rebates will cover up to $120 in installation costs, and the rebate paid shall not exceed the actual installation costs.
Click here for a list of rebate-eligible irrigation controller models.
Click here for a list of stores that carry rebate-eligible irrigation controllers.
Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles
Rotating nozzles can help you reduce harmful water runoff that flows off your landscape and eventually enters the ocean. Rotating nozzles water more uniformly than traditional sprinkler heads, and they can reduce your outdoor water use by up to 30%.
Residential and Commercial Rebate Level: $4 (or more) per nozzle
Click here for a list of rebate-eligible rotating nozzles.
Click here for a list of stores that carry rebate-eligible rotating nozzles.
High Efficiency Clothes Washers
Upgrade your old washing machine to a high efficiency clothes washer that uses up to 55% less water and gets clothes just as clean. Less water means less energy needed for heating water, which can help lower your energy bill as well.
Click here for a list of rebate-eligible clothes washer models.
Click here for a list of stores that carry rebate-eligible clothes washers.
High Efficiency Toilets
Upgrade your old toilets with new, more water efficient models that use just 1.28 gallons or less per flush. High efficiency
toilets save an average of 38 gallons of water per month, which can reduce your water bill and save you money.
Click here for a list of rebate-eligible toilet models.
(Home improvement stores throughout Orange County carry rebate-eligible toilets.)
Soil Moisture Sensor Controllers
Soil moisture sensors are placed below ground in the root zones of lawns and landscapes to determine if and how long to water.
Sensor-based products are available as stand-alone controllers or add-on devices to existing controllers. They have been shown to reduce outdoor water use by up to 70% without sacrificing the quality or health of your landscape.
Commercial Rebate Level: $35 per station for properties of all sizes.
Click here for a list of rebate-eligible controller models.
Rain barrels allow you to capture the rain water that falls onto your roof and then reuse it to water your plants. Rain barrels can help reduce ocean water pollution by preventing rain water from carrying fertilizers, pet waste, and harmful debris from your property out into the ocean.
Rain barrels must be 50 gallons or larger.
Click on the button below to estimate your rebate or apply online for rebates on Smart Irrigation Timers, Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles, High Efficiency Clothes Washers, High Efficiency Toilets, and Soil Moisture Sensor Controllers. For TURF REMOVAL, use the buttons at the top of the page.