Smart Rebates Program 1-877-231-3625

Important Information

Before sending in your application, verify your water provider does participate in our rebate program, otherwise your application will be denied. Smart Rebates offered through all CAL AM districts (Coronado, Larkfield, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Village) have ended.

Note: If you have purchased a washing machine the Integrated Water Factor must be 3.7 or less.

If you have purchased a toilet, your home must be built before 1992 to qualify.

Smart Rebates is a statewide program administer by the California Urban Water Conservation Council that offers a list of measures for conservation product and appliance rebates.

The Smart Rebates Program is made possible with funding assistance from participating water utilities.

Participating Districts

To check your water service provider, use this locator tool here.

Participating Utilities:

Your water utility bill includes the name of your water provider along with contact information. Agencies participating in the Smart Rebates Program are listed below. Please verify that your water utility is participating in the Smart Rebates Program and which water-saving fixtures and appliances are rebated in your area:


     Participating Agency

    High-Efficiency Washer - Residential
    High-Efficiency Toilet - Residential
    High-Efficiency Washer - Commercial
    High-Efficiency Toilet - Commercial
    High-Efficiency Urinal - Commercial
    Waterbroom
     Casitas Municipal Water District
     Yes Yes
    Yes
    Yes

    No

    No
     Dublin San Ramon Services District
     No No
    Yes Yes

    Yes

    No

     City of Napa

     No No
    Yes Yes
    Yes
    Yes
     City of Santa Barbara
     Yes No 
    No
    No

    No

    No

Carpinteria Valley Water District  See this page for information about Carpinteria's Smart Rebate Program.

Unless your district is listed above, it is NOT PARTICIPATING in our program. Ask your local water district if they have their own program, or visit Save Our Water to see the State of California's rebate program.

 

Devices Eligible for Rebates

Residential:
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer: $150 (Not all devices qualify - Make sure to check water factor is 3.7 or less.)
High-Efficiency Water Sense Certified Toilet: $100

Commercial:
High-Efficiency Washer $400
High-Efficiency Water Sense Certified Commercial Toilet $200
High-Efficiency Urinals $300
Pressurized Waterbroom $50

For a complete description of eligible devices please read below:

High-Efficiency Residential 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. Washers must have a water factor of 3.7 or less to qualify.

High-Efficiency Residential 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 HET category includes dual-flush toilets). 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. Home must be built before 1992 to qualify.

High-Efficiency Commercial 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. Washers must have a water factor of 3.7 or less to qualify.

High-Efficiency Commercial 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 HET category includes dual-flush toilets). 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.

High-Efficiency Urinals (HEUs) are defined a fixtures that function at 0.5-gpf or less. (The HEU category includes non-water urinals.) Based on data from studies of actual usage, these urinals save 20,000 gallons of water per year with an estimated 20-year life. In addition to saving water and sewer costs, non-water urinals are an improvement over traditional urinals in both maintenance and hygiene.

Pressurized Waterbrooms - When you use a hose and nozzle to clean sidewalks, you are using anywhere from 8 to 18 gallons of water per minute. With pressurized a Waterbroom, you will clean more efficiently and use as little as 2.8 gallons of water per minute. The Waterbroom nozzle jets use a combination of air and water pressure, allowing the work area to dry in minutes, helping to reduce liabilities. This new water-saving technology cleans and removes dirt and food spills from concrete, asphalt or any other composite surface. Studies have shown that the Waterbroom requires 75% less labor to operate than a garden hose or broom.

Rebate Application

Rebate good on purchases made between July 1, 2013 to the present or until rebate funds are depleted, whichever comes first. Rebates funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rebate funds are reserved for each customer at the time the application is submitted. The rebate amount will not exceed the total cost of the new device excluding tax, except as otherwise noted. Rebate checks will be issued for completed applications only.

Residential:
Smart Rebate Residential Application (PDF)
Multi-Unit Tracking Sheet

Commercial:
Smart Rebate Commercial Application (PDF)
Multi-Unit Tracking Sheet

Mail Rebate Application To:

Smart Rebates Program
716 10th Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Need Assistance?

Smart Rebate Program: 1-877-231-3625 or Email us

 

DISCLAIMER: Neither the California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC), nor your city water utility or retail water provider, nor their contractors or agents, makes any representation or warranty regarding the devices eligible for rebates under this rebate program. By participating in the rebate program, you waive and release CUWCC, your city water utility or retail water provider, and their contractors or agents, from any and all claims and causes of action arising out of the purchase, installation, or use of the devices purchased in connection with the rebate program. Any claim you may have based upon any defect or failure of performance of a device purchased by you should be pursued with the manufacturer/distributor.