Pool Pump Billing Credit Rebate Program
Using your pool pump when energy demand is low can help keep electric rates down and reduce your impact on Riverside’s electrical grid. This is especially true during the warm summer months when electricity use is high. In our effort to support energy conservation, Riverside Public Utilities is giving our residential electricity customers a $5 credit toward their monthly electricity bill for every month they use their pool pumps during off-peak hours.
To qualify for this credit, customers must have a permanent in-ground swimming pool with appropriate pump, motor, filter and timer equipment. Above-ground pools, empty pools, and stand-alone spas are not eligible to receive this billing credit. Also, commercial and public swimming pools, which are required to run pump motors when pools are in use, are not eligible for this credit. Other programs that reduce electricity costs for commercial pool owners may be discussed with RPU staff.
When are off-peak hours?
Off-Peak hours are between 10:01 p.m. and 11:59 a.m weekdays (Monday - Friday). To qualify for this billing credit, your pool pump’s automatic timer equipment must be set to operate during these specific off-peak hours.
How do I participate in the Pool Pump Billing Credit Program?
First, set your pool pump’s cleaning cycle to run between 10:01 p.m. and 11:59 a.m weekdays (Monday - Friday). You should only operate your pool pump for as long as is required by your pool pump manufacturer to keep your pool clean during these specified off-peak hours.
Next, complete and sign the Pool Pump – Billing Credit Program Application Form and mail it to:
Riverside Public Utilities Customer Relations
3750 University Ave, 3rd Floor
Still have questions? Give us a call at 951-826-5485 or send us an e-mail.
Submit your completed and signed application, proof-of-purchase and other supporting documentation as required, within 90 days of the purchase date and in accordance with program guidelines to:
Riverside Public Utilities – Programs & Services
3025 Madison St.
Riverside, CA 92504
*Once you have submitted your rebate via email, there is no need to submit a paper form.