CVWD's rebate programs are designed to assist residential customers who want to reduce their water usage. Learn how to apply below. If you have any questions, email us at WaterConservation@cvwd.org or give us a call at 760-398-2651.
Residential Turf Conversion Program, up to $3 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, per project area.
- Multiple projects are allowed.
- 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:
- 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 (Please have your CVWD account number ready to create an account).
Funds are distributed on a first come, first-served basis and will be reserved after the required pre-inspection has been completed by CVWD. No additional application is required. Please review our Terms and Conditions for program eligibility requirements.
City of Indian Wells is matching CVWD's $3 rebate for a total of $6 per square-foot up to a maximum of 5,000 square-feet.
- Residents of Indian Wells must get pre-approval from the City before CVWD can process your application.
- City of Indian Wells requirements.
City of Palm Desert is matching CVWD's $3 rebate for a total of $6 per square-foot up to a maximum of 7,500 square-feet.
- Palm Desert residents must follow front yard landscape requirements according to Palm Desert Municipal Code Section 25.52.030.
City of Rancho Mirage is matching CVWD's $3 rebate for a total of $6 per square-foot up to a maximum of 10,000 square-feet. See project requirements above or apply now.
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.
W9 Form- The Federal Tax code treats landscape rebates as taxable income. The form can be submitted to CVWD in person, by postal mail, by fax to (760) 837-5848, or by email to OutdoorRebates@cvwd.org.
View a photo gallery of Coachella Valley homes with water-efficient and desert-friendly landscaping or some prototype front yards.
Residential Smart Irrigation Controller Program
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. Using a smart controller reduces the amount of water used in the cooler months and increases the amount in the summer.
CVWD will also recycle your old controller at no cost.
Residential 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.
Indoor 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.
Residential 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. CVWD will reimburse the customer after all program conditions have been met. Rebates are available on a first come, first-served basis.
Residential 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. 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.
Residential 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. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.