Residential Rebates

Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) rebate programs are designed to assist residential customers who want to reduce their water usage. Email us at WaterConservation@cvwd.org or give us a call at 760-398-2651. 

Outdoor Rebates


Front Garden Going NativeResidential Turf Conversion Program - now $3 per square-foot (requires pre-approval)

Residential Turf Conversion Program Terms and Conditions  

Eligible project areas must the following :

  • 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. 
  • Artificial turf projects are acceptable. 

Projects are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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. 

Learn more and apply here. (You will be redirected to our rebate portal).

City matching programs

Rancho Mirage 

Eligible residential customers who live in Rancho Mirage can apply for an additional $3 per square foot rebate up to CVWD's maximum of 10,000 square feet.

Palm Desert

Residential customers who live in Palm Desert can apply for an additional $3 per square foot, up to a maximum of 7,500 square feet.

Resources

Download Free PDF Book of the 2016 Version- Lush & Efficient Desert-Friendly Landscaping in the Coachella Valley.               For a hard copy version, you may pick one up at our Palm Desert or Coachella Office's at no cost. You may also send us an email at WaterConservation@cvwd.org, to get one mailed to you. Please include: Name, Mailing Address, & 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 InstallResidential Smart Irrigation Controller Program

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED, BUT DUE TO HIGH DEMAND AND SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES APPROVALS FOR THE PROGRAM ARE TAKING LONGER THAN USUAL.

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. 

Learn more and apply here. (You will be redirected to our rebate portal).

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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.

Learn more and apply here. (You will be redirected to our rebate portal).

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. 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.

Apply here for the Residential Efficient Washing Machine Rebate.

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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. 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.

Apply here for the Residential High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program

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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. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply here for the Residential Hot Water Recirculating Pump Rebate Program.

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