Rebate Programs

Thank you for your interest in water conservation.

Approval of applications will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to funding availability. Submittal of a reservation request or application does not guarantee approval or payment.


Turf Removal and Spray-to-Drip Rebate Programs

Customers MUST apply and receive pre-approval BEFORE beginning any Turf or Drip projects:

  • Turf Removal Rebate Program – $1.00 per square foot, up to 1,500 square feet
    • As of July 1, 2018, NEW program requirements are now in place:
      • Synthetic turf is NOT eligible for a rebate through this program.
      • Irrigation must be converted to a low-flow system or capped.
      • Plant density must be 5 plants per 100 square feet.
      • Bare soil must be covered by at least 3" of mulch.
      • Site must be free of invasive plant species.
      • Site must be 100% permeable to air and water.
      • At least 1 sustainability (runoff retention) feature must be installed:
        • rain barrel/cistern, rain garden, dry creek bed, swale, rock garden, berm, grades
  • Spray-to-Drip Rebate Program – Residential customers only


SoCal WaterSmart Rebates

The SoCal WaterSmart regional rebate program is available to SMWD customers, courtesy of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Municipal Water District of Orange County. Residential customers can apply for rebates AFTER buying the following devices:

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.
  • Submitting a rebate application does not guarantee you will receive a rebate.
  • Rebate applications are available online only.
  • Commercial customers must reserve a rebate PRIOR to purchase.
  • Rebate reservations are not required for residential rebates.
  • Only original receipts will be accepted as proof of purchase.
  • Rebate applications and proof of purchase must be postmarked no later than 60 days after submitting your application.
  • Some devices or products may no longer be eligible for a rebate. Rebate amounts are subject to change.
  • For more information or to submit an online rebate application, visit SoCal WaterSmart or call 888-376-3314.