CVWD is offering two new water efficiency rebates for residential customers who install a new high-efficiency (HE) washing machine or a hot water recirculating pump in their home.
HE washing machines can use about 25% less energy and 33% less water than regular machines. Qualifying washing machines must be Energy Star Certified HE models with a Water Factor of 4.5 or less. Eligible machines are listed at www.energystar.gov.
CVWD will offer a maximum of $150 rebate per installed HE washing machine.
The rebate is limited to one per household for a single-family home or one rebate application per unit for a multifamily dwelling duplex, triplex or fourplex.
Hot water recirculating pumps save water and energy by reducing the wait time for hot water to arrive at the faucet or shower. The compact devices return unused hot water back to the water heater.
CVWD will offer a maximum $125 rebate, or the cost of the installed pump, whichever is less. The rebate is limited to one per household for a single-family home or one rebate application per unit for a multifamily dwelling duplex, triplex or fourplex.
These rebates are both pilot programs and will be available only until funds are exhausted.
For both rebates, customers must provide a completed application, color photo of the installed washer or pump within 60 days of purchase and the original sales receipt or the contractor’s invoice if purchased through a plumber or contractor.
The programs are not for new construction. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reimbursements are made after all program conditions have been met.
Applications for the rebate programs are available online at www.cvwd.org/rebates or they can be picked up at CVWD’s Water Management Office, 75-525 Hovley Lane, Palm Desert.