Rebate Details

Lawn Replacement

District Rebates to replace your irrigated lawn with drought tolerant or native plants and/or permeable landscape materials such mulch, decomposed granite, permeable pavers, artificial turf, etc. are $1. per square foot of lawn replaced. PRE-INSPECTION REQUIRED BEFORE LAWN IS REMOVED.


Additional rebates from the State Department of Water Resources are available to single-family residences for lawn replacement! The program will rebate up to an additional $1 per square foot of replaced lawn for our customers who are applying for our District rebates. There is a $2000 maximum for each household. This rebate application is separate from the District's, so you must go online and follow the state's guidelines in order to be eligible for these additional funds. See to apply. Funds are first-come, first-served.

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Low Volume Irrigation

Replace your existing riser mounted or pop-up spray head sprinklers with a low-volume irrigation system (such as drip emitters, in-line drip, or bubblers) and receive a rebate of 50 cents per square foot of the planted area with new irrigation. PRE-INSPECTION REQUIRED BEFORE SPRAY IRRIGATION IS REMOVED.

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Hardscape Replacement

Help us recharge the groundwater by replacing your impervious (or impermeable) asphalt or concrete with pervious (or permeable) asphalt, concrete, pavers, or gravel that currently carries water to storm drains and out to sea! $1 per square foot of replaced hardscape. PRE-AND POST INSPECTION REQUIRED.

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Smart/Weather-Based Irrigation Controller

Replace your older, timer-based irrigation controller with a Smart/weather-based irrigation controller (WBIC) that has an onsite weather sensor and receive up to $100 for each replaced controller.

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Greywater Irrigation

Save thousands of gallons of water each year and help make your property more sustainable. The District offers rebates of $150 per fixture converted and offers classes and information on installation, materials, and codes. PRE-AND POST INSPECTION REQUIRED. 

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Rainwater Catchment

Take advantage of the free resource of rainwater to water your garden and help recharge our soils. 50 cents per gallon up to 3,000 gallons.

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Downspout Diversion

Keep rainwater on your property by diverting your downspouts to on-site swales, dry creek beds, rain gardens, or infiltration basins. These stormwater management methods will help our aquifers and allow you to take advantage of free water that would otherwise flow off our property. $40 per downspout with a maximum of 2 per site. PRE-AND POST INSPECTION REQUIRED.

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Rebate Details

High Efficiency Toilets

District Rebates for Replacing Toilets improves the value of your home saves money and water each time your flush. Look for the EPA WaterSense label and make sure to buy 1.28 gpf or lower, as that is the current law in CA. This rebate requires a receipt for the new toilet, and the make and model of the old toilet. $100 credit for each replaced toilet that flushed more than 1.6 gallons. 


We also forward your toilet rebate application information to the City of Scotts Valley for them to determine if you are eligible for city toilet rebates (you must be a City sewer customer). As funds are available, they match our $100 rebate up to the remainder of the price of the toilet. The City of Scotts Valley will be ending its Toilet Rebate effective December 31 2016.


The California Department of Water Resources Toilet Rebate has been discontinued as of October 2016.

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