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SoCalWaterSmart Rebates

The 2013-2014 program year commences on July 1, 2013 and ends on June 30, 2014 for Metropolitan Water District’s residential water rebate customers. There are important changes to the rebates, terms and conditions, please review this website and its pages carefully as several important updates have been made.

High Efficiency Clothes Washers- Rebates start at $85. (for washers purchased on or after June 1, 2012)  When almost 15% of the water used inside your home goes to doing laundry,  high-efficiency savings make it a no-brainer. http://socalwatersmart.com/index.php/qualifyingproducts/hecws

High-Efficiency Toilets- Rebates start at $50. The largest amount of water used inside your home–30%–goes toward flushing the toilet. But how much water your toilet actually needs to flush properly is less than you think! http://socalwatersmart.com/index.php/qualifyingproducts/hets

Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles Rebates start at $4/nozzle, minimum quantity is 15 nozzles. Chances are that you have seen flooded sidewalks like this in your neighborhood. Now you can eliminate wasteful runoff with SoCal WaterSmart-recommended rotating nozzles by applying directed, uniform water distribution to your landscape. http://socalwatersmart.com/index.php/qualifyingproducts/nozzles

Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers – Rebates start at $80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape. $25/station for more than 1 acre of landscape. Weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs) allow for more accurate, customized irrigation by automatically adjusting the schedule and amount of water in response to changing weather conditions. http://socalwatersmart.com/index.php/qualifyingproducts/wbics

Rain Barrels – Rebates start at $75 per barrel. Collecting and re-using rainwater from gutters and downspouts for lawns and gardens minimizes the amount of water flowing into your storm drains, sewer systems and local waterways. Plants and microbes prefer rainwater because it is naturally “soft” and free of chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals. http://socalwatersmart.com/index.php/qualifyingproducts/rain-barrels

Soil Moisture Sensor Systems – Rebates start at $80 or $25 per irrigation sensor for large residential sites. A soil moisture sensor measures soil moisture content in the active root zone on your property. The sensor should be placed in a location that best represents the overall soil moisture condition of the site, and must be connected to an irrigation system controller that accepts a signal from the sensor. http://socalwatersmart.com/index.php/qualifyingproducts/sms-res

 

California American Water Conservation Rebates

California American Water offers rebates to our customers for being proactive when it comes to water conservation. Currently, our customers can apply and receive rebates from California American Water.

Not familiar with the rebate process? Call your local conservation hotline at (619) 522-6407. Our Conservation Staff will return you call as soon as possible.

Rebates Website and Applications: http://amwater.com/caaw/learning-center/wise-water-use/san-diego-rebate-information/page16987.html

 

Qualifying Devices and Amounts:

Residential High-Efficiency Toilet: $50

Residential High-Efficiency Clothes Washer: $85

Residential High-Efficiency Dishwasher (5.8 gallons maximum): $75

Residential Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles: $4/nozzle; minimum quantity is15 nozzles

Residential Rain Barrel: $75/barrel; maximum quantity is 4 barrels

Residential Soil Moisture Sensor System: $80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape. $25/sensor for more than 1 acre of landscape

Residential Weather-Based Irrigation Controller: $80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape.  $25/station for more than 1 acre of landscape

Residential Turf Removal Rebates: $1.00 per sq. ft. up to 1,500 sq. ft.  Must complete Residential Water Survey to qualify –use separate Turf Rebate Application: http://amwater.com/files/Turf%20Pre-Application.pdf

 

SDG&E Residential Rebates


Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade – Existing Home

$1000 – $4500 Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade is a statewide program designed to help homeowners make energy-efficient upgrades to reduce energy use, conserve natural resources and create more comfortable and efficient homes. Rebates and incentive up to $4,500. Visit website  for more details and application- http://sdgehomeupgrade.com

 

Home Energy Rating Rebate Program – Existing Home

$400 – $200 The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is offering $400 rebates for ratings on single family homes in SDG&E territory, while funds last. Only participating raters can access the rebates. Use of the Home Energy Rating as the Energy Upgrade California test-in or test-out is optional. If more than one rating is performed on the home, a $400 rebate may be utilized for the first rating on the home, and a $200 rebate may be utilized for the second rating (maximum of $600 per home). http://energycenter.org/homeowners/energy-efficiency/home-energy-ratings

Phone: (858) 244-1177

RESIDENTIAL REBATES APPLICATION http://www.sdge.com/save-money/solutions-your-home/residential-rebate-application-0

 

WALL INSULATION REBATE $0.10/square foot.  Wall insulation is eligible for rebate as long as existing walls are un-insulated and are between conditioned living area and unconditioned area. Garages and other non-living areas do not qualify. The installed insulation must achieve a minimum of R-13. Ensure your invoice clearly shows the final R rating, the square footage, and purchase and install dates. Floor and ceiling insulation do not qualify for a rebate.

 

EFFICIENT ELECTRIC STORAGE WATER HEATER REBATE $100/unit.  Efficient electric storage water heaters must have an Energy Factor (EF) of 0.93 or greater. Look for the EF rating on the water heater specification sheet or on the packaging box; it does not always appear on the water heater label itself. This rebate is limited to electric storage water heaters that are 30 gallons or greater. If qualifying product is replacing an existing unit, the existing unit must be electric.

 

“ENERGY STAR” ROOM AIR CONDITIONER REBATE $50/unit.  A list of qualifying products is available at http://energystar.gov (click on appliances and select room A/C)

 

REFRIGERATOR REBATE – $50/unit.  A list of qualifying products is available at CEE’s website. Limit of one refrigerator rebate per household. Must be CEE Tier 2 or higher to qualify http://library.cee1.org/content/qualifying-product-lists-residential-refrigerators

 

EFFICIENT NATURAL GAS STORAGE WATER HEATER REBATE $100/unit.  for EF of .67 or greater Efficient natural gas storage water heaters must have an Energy Factor (EF) of 0.67 or greater to qualify for the $100 rebate. Look for the EF rating on the water heater specification sheet or on the packaging box; it does not always appear on the water heater label itself. This rebate is limited to natural gas storage water heaters that are 30 gallons or greater. If qualifying product is replacing an existing unit, the existing unit must be natural gas.

 

CLOTHES WASHER REBATE – $50/unit.  A list of qualifying models is available at CEE’s website. Make and model number must be included with a copy of your receipt. Qualifying clothes washers must have a Modified Energy Factor (MEF) of 2.4 or above and Water Factor (WF) of 4.0 or below. http://library.cee1.org/content/qualifying-product-lists-residential-clothes-washers

 

VARIABLE-SPEED POOL PUMP AND MOTOR REBATE $200/unit. Install or replace existing in-ground pool pump and motor with a variable-speed pump and motor. Manual control systems are not eligible. Pumps for above-ground pools, pool cleaners, boosters, spas, and water features are not eligible. The replacement of a motor only does not qualify for rebate. Ensure your invoice clearly shows the purchase date and the model number of the pool pump and motor and the automatic controller (if required)

 

Instant Rebate Participating Locations Rebates

Instant rebates from SDG&E are available at participating retail locations. No need to fill out an application and wait for a check. With instant rebates, the rebate amount is taken off the purchase price at the time of sale. Always make sure to double check with participating retailers that they are still participating in program before you make any purchases.

These retailers participate in SDG&E’s Home Energy Efficiency Rebate program and provide instant rebates at the time of sale.

B&B Appliance
Instant Rebate Offered: Clothes Washers and Refrigerators

The Home Depot
Instant Rebate Offered: Water Heaters, Clothes Washers, Refrigerators and Room A/C

Sears
Instant Rebate Offered: Refrigerators, Clothes Washers, Room A/C and Electric and Gas Storage Water Heaters

 

California Urban Water Conservation Council Rebates


The Smart Rebates Program is made possible with funding assistance from the State of California pursuant to the California Proposition 50, Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002, and participating water utilities.          

High Efficiency Toilet (Including Dual-Flush)

Up to $100 Rebate High-Efficiency Toilets (HETs) are defined as fixtures that flush at 20 percent below the 1.6-gallons-per-flush (gpf) U.S. maximum or less, equating to a maximum of 1.28-gpf. The average water savings for HETs is estimated to be 38 gallons per day (gpd) when replacing a non-ULFT and 7 gpd when replacing a ULFT. http://www.cuwcc.org/2column.aspx?id=7906

High-Efficiency Clothes Washer

Up to $150 Rebate High-Efficiency Clothes Washers (HEWs) utilize technological advances to deliver excellent wash performance while saving both water and energy.  Resource efficient models use 35-50% less water and approximately 50% less energy.  The water efficiency of clothes washers is rated using the term “water factor” to describe and compare its water use.  Water factor is measured by the quantity of water (gallons) used to wash each cubic foot of laundry.  A lower water factor represents greater water and energy efficiency. http://www.cuwcc.org/2column.aspx?id=7906

 

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)


Solar for Existing Homes – Photovoltaics

$0.35 / Watt Photovoltaic Systems.  California Solar Initiative incentives for homeowners in investor-owned utility territories (PG&E, SCE, SDG&E) to install photovoltaic systems. Contact an eligible solar installer or your utility to get started or visit the Go Solar California website at www.GoSolarCalifornia.ca.gov. As of August 2011 rebates are: $0.35 per Watt for PG&E and SDG&E. http://www.waterheatedbythesun.com/

 

Solar Water Heating – Water Heaters

Up to $1875 / Unit The CSI-Thermal Program offers cash rebates of up to $1,875 for solar water heating systems on single-family homes. The program incentives are currently in step level 1. Homeowners can get $12.82 per therm for natural gas displacing solar water heating systems or 37c per kWh for electric displacing systems. Natural gas displacing systems cap at $1,875 while electric displacing systems cap at $1,282. Save money on gas or electricity bills by harnessing the heat of the sun! http://www.gosolarcalifornia.org/solarwater/

Phone: (877) 333-7947

 

Solar for Low-Income & Affordable Housing – SASH

$4.75 – $7 / watt Single-family Affordable Solar Housing Program. In addition to incentives ranging from $4.75 to $7.00 per watt, the program will also provide fully-subsidized 1kW photovoltaic (PV) systems to qualifying homeowners who cannot afford to take out loans to cover the cost of the system.  http://www.gridalternatives.org/learn/clients

 

City of San Diego Public Utilities, Outdoor Water Conservation Rebates

A water-efficient landscape and irrigation system can reduce outdoor water use and minimize the amount of polluted dry weather runoff that enters the storm drain system. The City of San Diego is working to help customers conserve water by offering rebates for smart controllers, micro-irrigation, and turf replacement. Rebates are offered through a State of California grant and the City’s Storm Water Department are available on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted.

IMPORTANT: Rebate Application must be approved PRIOR to starting project. http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/conservationrebateapplication.pdf

Find out what Water District you are in by zip code:  http://www.sdcwa.org/member-agency-locator

 

Outdoor Turf (lawn replacement) Rebate Program $1.25 – $1.5 / sq ft Customers can receive a turf replacement rebate of up to $1.25 per square foot of turf removed and replaced with water wise plant material (max. rebate is $3,000). Please visit this website to review program guidelines and begin the application process. Customers are not required to make changes to their irrigation system in the turf replacement project area. Projects that remove all turf from the front yard are eligible, even if less than 400 square feet. http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/residentialrebateguidelines.pdf

 

Smart Controller Rebates Get up to $400 for upgrading an existing non-weather based irrigation controller to a Smart Controller (also known as weather based irrigation controller or WBIC). http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/smartcontrollerguidelines.pdf

 

Micro Irrigation Rebates Get $0.20 per square foot (up to 2400 SF and $480 per customer) for converting an overhead spray sprinkler system to low application rate micro-irrigation (i.e., micro-spray, drip, in-line emitters, etc.) http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/microirrigationguidelines.pdf 

 

Rain Barrel Rebates (NEW) – Get $1.00 for every gallon of rainwater storage capacity (up to 400 gallons and $400.00) (Program Starts March 1, 2013). http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/rainbarrelguidelines.pdf

 

Multi-Family and Commercial Property  Rebates

 

SoCalWaterSmart Rebates-Commercial

Areas available for rebates may have varied rebate amounts depending on the local water agency’s policies. Rebates may vary from “flat” to the actual cost of the device. The estimated rebate listed on the agency page is the maximum amount possible. Your actual rebate may vary depending upon the actual cost of the device(s) purchased.

Effective October 15, 2013, rebates are being offered for Plumbing Flow Control Valves and Soil Moisture Sensor Systems.

Effective May 1, 2013, High Efficiency Toilet rebates are being offered starting at $50.00 per toilet for multi-family and $100.00 per toilet for commercial.

Rebates Website and Applications: http://www.socalwatersmart.com/index.php/qualified

High-Efficiency Toilets: $50/multi-family toilet $100/commercial toilet

High-Efficiency Toilets: $100

Ultra Low and Zero Water Urinals: $200

Plumbing Flow Control Valves: $5/Valve (minimum of 20)

Irrigation Controllers:$25/Station

Rotating Nozzles for Pop-up Spray Heads: $4/Nozzle

Large Rotary Nozzles: $13/Set 

In-stem Flow Regulators: $1/Regulator

Soil Moisture Sensor Systems: $25/Irrigation sensor

 

California American Water Conservation Rebates- Commercial

California American Water offers rebates to our customers for being proactive when it comes to water conservation. Currently, our customers can apply and receive rebates from California American Water.

Not familiar with the rebate process? Call your local conservation hotline at (619) 522-6407. Our Conservation Staff will return you call as soon as possible.

Rebates Website and Applications: http://amwater.com/caaw/learning-center/wise-water-use/san-diego-rebate-information/page16987.html

Commercial High Efficiency Toilet 1.28 gpf (Tank-Type): $50/multi-family toilet $100/commercial toilet

Commercial High Efficiency Toilet 1.28 gpf (Flushometer): $100

Commercial Ultra Low Water & Zero Water Urinal: $200

Commercial High-Efficiency Clothes Washer (HECW): $250

Commercial Plumbing Flow Control Valves: $5/valve; minimum quantity is 20 valves

Commercial Laminar Flow Restrictor: $10/restrictor

Commercial Air-cooled Ice Machine: $1,000

Commercial Dry Vacuum Pump: $125/0.5 HP; maximum quantity is 2 HP

Commercial Cooling Tower Conductivity Controller: $625

Commercial Cooling Tower pH Controller: $1,750

Commercial Weather-Based Irrigation Controller (WBIC): $25/station

Commercial Soil Moisture Sensor System: $25/sensor

Commercial Rotating Nozzles for Pop-up Spray Heads: $4/nozzle; minimum quantity is 15 nozzles

Commercial Large Rotary Nozzles: $13/set; minimum quantity is 8 sets

Commercial In-Stem Flow Regulator: $1 each; minimum quantity is 25 regulators

 

City of San Diego Public Utilities, Outdoor Water Conservation Rebates

Commercial / Multifamily

The 2013-2014 program year commences on July 1, 2013 and ends on June 30, 2014 for Metropolitan Water District’s residential water rebate customers. There are important changes to the rebates, terms and conditions, please review this website and its pages carefully as several important updates have been made.

Multifamily Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Application: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/conservationrebateapplication01.pdf 

Smart Controller Rebates Get $25 per active irrigation station for upgrading an existing irrigation controller to a Smart Controller (aka. weather based irrigation controller or WBIC) found on the SWAT list of weather based irrigation controllers. http://www.irrigation.org/swat/control_climate/ 

http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/smartcontrollerguidelines01.pdf 

Micro-Irrigation Rebates – Get $0.20 per square foot (up to 6,000 SF and $1,200 per site) for converting an overhead spray sprinkler system to low application rate micro-irrigation (i.e., micro-spray, drip, in-line emitters, etc.) http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/microirrigationguidelines01.pdf

Turf Replacement Rebates – Get $1.50 per square foot (up to 6,000 SF and $9,000) for replacing turf grass with water wise landscaping. http://www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/sustainablerebateguidelines.pdf

 

California Urban Water Conservation Council Commercial Rebates

The Smart Rebates Program is made possible with funding assistance from the State of California pursuant to the California Proposition 50, Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002, and participating water utilities.          

High-Efficiency Clothes Washer: Get $400 http://www.cuwcc.org/smart-rebate-commercial-high-efficiency-clothes-washer.aspx

High-Efficiency Toilet: Get $200 per toilet http://www.cuwcc.org/smart-rebates-main.aspx

High-Efficiency Urinal: Get $300 per urinal http://www.cuwcc.org/smart-rebate-commercial-high-efficiency-urinal.aspx

Pressurized Water broom: Get $50 http://www.cuwcc.org/3column.aspx?id=7380

 

Save Money through Assistance Programs

Depending on your household income, you may qualify for discounted natural gas and electric services.

Save 20 percent on your energy bill: The CARE program provides a 20 percent discount on your energy bill. http://www.sdge.com/residential/care-video

Lower the rate you pay for electricity: The Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program bills some of your electricity at a lower rate. (Program has been replaced by CARE)

Get emergency payment assistance: Many natural gas and electric utilities also offer cash assistance and special payment plans to consumers facing financial hardship.  http://www.sdge.com/customer-service/billing-and-payment-options/request-more-time-pay-bill

Get extra allowances of energy at the lowest rate: Medical Baseline is available for customers who rely on medical-related equipment. http://www.sdge.com/residential/save-medical-baseline/medical-baseline-program

No-cost weatherization services: Low Income Energy Efficiency helps you become more energy efficient! http://www.sdge.com/residential/energy-savings-assistance-program-video

 

DO YOU NEED HELP PAYING FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD ENERGY COSTS?

 

 

Ca. Department of Community Services and Development (CSD)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

CSD administers Federal low-income home energy assistance, energy crisis intervention, and low-income weatherization programs (LIHEAP). These programs are funded by federal grants to provide weatherization services and cash to help low-income customers pay their energy bills.

LIHEAP provides assistance to eligible low-income households to manage and meet their immediate home heating and/or cooling needs.  http://www.csd.ca.gov/Services/HelpPayingUtilityBills.aspx 

For more information on the CPUC, please visit:  http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/puc/

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