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Rebates to Help You Save Water, Energy, and Money

Reward yourself for using less water. DSRSD water customers are eligible to apply for water conservation rebates offered through Zone 7 Water Agency, the wholesale water supplier for the Tri-Valley.

Current Rebates*

  • Lawn conversion to water-efficient landscaping: up to half of eligible costs, maximum of $750 for a single-family home and $4,500 for a multi-family or non-residential property. You must get approval from Zone 7 prior to removing turf.
  • Clothes washer: up to $100 on qualified "Energy Star Most Efficient" models.
  • Weather-based irrigation controller: up to $75 for residences and up to $3,000 for multi-family or commercial properties. Today's controllers are dramatically easier to use than in the past. If your old controller is a pain to program, now is the time to get a rebate on a new one.

Click on the photos below for more information.

Garden Clothes Washer Weather-Based Controller

*Subject to the availability of funds. Program terms and conditions may change.

The toilet rebate program has ended. More information

Please note these requirements for the Lawn Conversion Rebate:

  • Projects may not include artificial turf.
  • The area converted must be in a front yard.
  • At least 50 percent of converted area must be covered with plants when they reach full growth.
  • You must wait to start until Zone 7 approves your project and sends you a notice proceed.

The Lawn Conversion Rebate has other requirements. Please carefully read the brochure and application

Free Expert Advice: Get help with designing a water-efficient garden, sheet mulching (the "greenest" way to remove lawn), and selecting drought-tolerant plants at TriValleyWaterWise.com, Lawn to Garden, and Gardening & Irrigation.

  • Rebate FAQs

    • How much is the lawn replacement rebate?

    • Do you offer rebates for installing artificial turf?

    • How can I check on the status of my rebate?

    • How long will it take to receive my rebate?

    • Will I receive my rebate as a check in the mail or a credit on my account?

Save-Our-Water_logo_horizontalSave Our Water Rebates

The State of California is offering consumer rebates on lawn replacement. Visit www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com for details, eligibility, applications and FAQs. DSRSD and Zone 7 staff cannot answer questions about the state rebate programs.

   
Free Water Saving Devices

Save water and save money with these free devices:

  • Faucet aerator for kitchen and bathroom
  • Low-flow showerhead
  • Hose nozzle
  • Toilet leak detection tablets

Pick up these items during business hours at the District Office, 7051 Dublin Blvd. You must live or work in the District service area. One device per household, while supplies last.

We no longer offer free "universal" toilet flappers because they do not always seal tightly. We recommend using the specific replacement flapper designed for your toilet. Replace flappers at least every three years to prevent a "running toilet," which can waste thousands of gallons of water.

Free Resources for Businesses

Request these free items for businesses from the DSRSD public information office: (925) 875-2282.

  Conservation mirror sticker 
Public Restroom Mirror Stickers: Remind your customers and employees to conserve at the best possible time — when they are about to turn on the faucet. Request these free mirror stickers.

3.75" wide x 2.875" tall
Static cling for easy removal

Encourage customers to report leaks. A dripping faucet can add 15 – 20 gallons of water a day to your water bill.

More ways to save water: Conservation Strategies for Businesses

 

 

  Water on Request Table Tent 
Restaurant Table Tents: Restaurants must wait to serve water until a customer asks for it--it's now a permanent law. This compact, table-top reminder will help out your wait staff and encourage customers to join you in using water efficiently.

3.75" tall x 3.5" wide x 2" deep
Coated card stock, scored and notched for folding

More ways to save water: Conservation Strategies for Restaurants

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