Riverside Public Utilities has formed a partnership with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to streamline and automate the rebate process for high-efficiency toilets, clothes washers, irrigation controllers, and many other water-saving devices.
Rebates will now be administered and processed by MWD. Rebate applications and specific information is available at www.socalwatersmart.com.
To check the status of your application, please contact the SoCal Water$mart hotline at (888) 376-3314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browse SoCal Water$mart indoor water rebates.
Browse SoCal Water$mart outdoor water rebates.
Residential Turf Replacement Program
Reduce water usage by up to an estimated 60% by removing turf and converting to drought tolerant landscape. Rebates are $3 per square foot, up to a maximum of 5,000 square feet of existing, irrigated turf that is removed and replaced with drought tolerant landscape.
Funding for the Residential Turf Replacement Program is supplemented by Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) above the base amount offered by MWD. The rebate amount shown above is correct. When you visit SoCalWaterSmart.com, you will initially only see the MWD Base Funding Amount displayed, but not RPU’s supplemental funding amount. However, once you click on the button that allows you to estimate your rebate and put in all of your information (including choosing RPU as your water provider), you will see the correct rebate amount shown.
REMEMBER – MWD Base Funding Amount ($2 per sq. ft.) + RPU Supplemental Funding Amount ($1 per sq. ft.) = Total Rebate Amount ($3 per sq. ft.)
Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers (WBICs)
Weather Based Irrigation Controllers automatically adjust the irrigation schedule to account for changing weather, soil conditions and plant types. Rebates are up to $200/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape and $35/station for properties more than 1 acre.