Residential Rebates

CVWD's rebate programs are designed to assist residential customers on domestic water who want to reduce their water usage. CVWD customers can APPLY ONLINE for all available rebates.  

If you have any questions, email us at WaterConservation@cvwd.org or give us a call at 760-398-2651. 

Outdoor Rebates


Front Garden Going NativeResidential Turf Conversion Rebate
$2 per square foot (requires pre-approval)

Eligible project areas must meet the following criteria:

  • A green or golden-brown lawn with full thatch attached.
  • Must be a minimum of 200 square feet, up to a maximum of 10,000 square feet
  • Grass must be replaced with a combination of desert-friendly plants and permeable landscape surfaces with a minimum 25% plant canopy distributed throughout the converted area. Existing plants, trees, or shrubs are not considered as part of canopy coverage.
  • Artificial turf projects are acceptable.

Please review our Terms and Conditions before you apply. Projects are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you begin or complete your project before applying and receiving pre-approval, your project is not eligible for a rebate.

Please have the following items ready to upload:

  • 12-digit CVWD account number
  • Current photos of the area to be converted
  • Landscape plans must include a plant list, location of installation and quantities. View a quick guide.
  • HOA Approval letter (if applicable)

Apply Now  Note: you will need your CVWD account number to register for an account

Resources

Download a free PDF book of Lush & Efficient Desert-Friendly Landscaping in the Coachella Valley. For a hard copy, pick one up at our Palm Desert or Coachella Offices for free or email WaterConservation@cvwd.org to have one mailed to you. Please include your name, mailing address and phone number.

View a photo gallery of Coachella Valley homes with water-efficient and desert-friendly landscaping or some prototype front yards.

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Irrigation Clock InstallFree Hunter Pro-C Solar Sync Smart Irrigation Controller 
(CVWD Installs for free)

CVWD will install and program a free weather-based smart controller that automatically adjusts your irrigation system’s run time based on weather data. Limited to eligible customers. 

CVWD will also recycle your old controller at no cost. 

In order to be eligible, your existing controller must be: 

  1. The existing controller cannot be hard wired to the home's electrical system
  2. The system must have an electrical outlet that allows the CVWD representative to plug in the new controller. A photo of the controller plugged into an outlet must be provided in order to be eligible. Hardwired or Plug-In?

Please review our Terms and Conditions before you apply. 

Apply Now Note: you will need your CVWD account number in order to register for an account.

Using a smart controller reduces the amount of water used in the cooler months and increases the amount in the summer.  

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Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (Self-Install)

CVWD is working with the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWep) to offer discounts on the Rachio smart irrigation controller with a smart watering app.

Devices must be purchased online through the manufacturer. Purchase a Rachio today.

4 zone: $39.99+tax

8 zone: $69.99+tax

16 zone: $89.99+tax

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Flume Smart Home Water Monitor (Self-Install)

CVWD has partnered with Flume Water to bring exclusive savings on the Flume 2 Smart Home Water Monitor!

This device monitors your home 24/7 and notifies you instantly if it detects a leak. Don’t fear hidden leaks and skyrocketing water bills; with Flume monitoring your indoor and outdoor water use, you can save money, conserve water, and protect your home from costly leaks. 

While supplies last, CVWD customers can get a Flume Smart Home Water Monitor for only $85 after a discount and rebate. Buy a Flume today. Devices must be purchased online through the manufacturer. 

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New sprinkler nozzleResidential Rotary Nozzle Rebate Program (requires pre-approval)

CVWD offers a rebate for conversion from less-efficient, traditional fixed or adjustable arc spray nozzles to high-efficiency rotary nozzles. Water is applied more slowly and uniformly to lawn and turf areas preventing misting, overwatering which can cause runoff, and allows more water to soak into the soil. The rebates are $4 per nozzle conversion up to a maximum of $2,000. This program requires pre-approval. If you begin or complete your project before applying and receiving pre-approval, your project is not eligible for a rebate.

Please review our Terms and Conditions before you apply.

Apply Now Note: you will need your CVWD account number in order to register for an account

List of Coachella Valley Landscape Irrigation System Parts Suppliers (PDF)

Recommended Nozzles

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Indoor Rebates


Indoor Water Conservation Kit 2020Indoor Water Conservation Kit 

CVWD’s free Indoor Water Conservation Kit is designed to assist homeowners conserve water inside the home. Free kits are available to eligible homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis. One Conservation Kit Per Household.

Apply here for a Indoor Water Conservation Kit.

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Washing MachineResidential Efficient Washing Machine Rebate Program

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is offering a residential rebate program for customers who install a new efficient washing machine (list available at www.energystar.gov). Residential property must be within CVWD’s service area. CVWD will offer a maximum of $150 rebate per installed washing machine. Washing machine must be ENERGY STAR certified with an Integrated Water Factor of 4.5 or less. Customer is responsible for providing a completed application, color photo of the installed washing machine, and sales receipt within 60 days of purchase. CVWD will reimburse the customer after all program conditions have been met. Rebates are available on a first come, first-served basis.

View eligible Energy Star washing machines

Please review our Terms and Conditions before you apply.

Apply Now. Note: you will need your CVWD account number in order to register for an account

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Toilet in restroom GettyImages-968394836Residential High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program

CVWD’s Residential High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program is designed to assist homeowners who want to replace old toilets with newer, more efficient models. CVWD will offer a rebate of up to $100 per toilet and $10 for the recycling fee to eligible homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis (limited to the number of toilets in a household). Customers must recycle the old toilets. Customer must provide a receipt as proof of purchase and a receipt as proof of recycling within 60 days of purchase. New toilets must use 1.28 gallons per flush or less.

Old toilets must be recycled at customer expense. Desert Recycling (PDF) provides this service locally and is located in Thousand Palms. The recycle charge is $10 per toilet.

Tips for taking your Toilet to Desert Recycling:

  1. Drive carefully. The road leading up to the recycle yard is a bit bumpy
  2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes 
  3. If you need assistance unloading your toilet(s), ask the attendant at the trailer where you pay your recycle fee
  4. Please know that you can break your old toilet(s) into smaller pieces to making hauling and unloading easier

Please review our Terms and Conditions before you apply.

Apply Now. Note: you will need your CVWD account number in order to register for an account

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Shower head waterResidential Hot Water Recirculating Pump Rebate Program

Tired of waiting on hot water? Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is offering a rebate program for residential customers who install a Hot Water Recirculating Pump in their home. Hot water recirculating pumps save water and energy by reducing the wait time for hot water to arrive at the faucet or shower. CVWD will offer a maximum $125 rebate, or the cost of the recirculating pump, whichever is less. Customers must provide a completed application, color photo of the installed recirculating pump, and sales receipt within 60 days of purchase. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please review our Terms and Conditions before you apply.

Apply Now. Note: you will need your CVWD account number in order to register for an account

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