Riverside Public Utilities

Water Rebates

Riverside Public Utilities has formed a partnership with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to streamline and automate the rebate process for high-efficiency toilets, clothes washers, irrigation controllers, and many other water-saving devices.

Rebates will now be administered and processed by MWD. Rebate applications and specific information is available at www.socalwatersmart.com.

To check the status of your application, please contact the SoCal Water$mart hotline at (888) 376-3314 or e-mail socalwatersmart@egia.org.


To apply today, please visit SoCal Water$mart.

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Indoor Rebates

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High-Efficiency Clothes Washers

High efficiency clothes washers use 55% less water than standard clothes washers. Rebates start at $85 for qualified clothes washers.


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Premium High-Efficiency Toilets (PHETs)

PHETs use almost 20% less water than the current WaterSense standard toilets. Rebates start at $40 per eligible model.

Outdoor Rebates

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Residential Turf Replacement Program

Reduce water usage by up to an estimated 60% by removing turf and converting to drought tolerant landscape. Rebates are $2 per square foot, up to a maximum of 5,000 square feet of existing, irrigated turf that is removed and replaced with drought tolerant landscape.


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Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers (WBICs)

Weather Based Irrigation Controllers automatically adjust the irrigation schedule to account for changing weather, soil conditions and plant types. Rebates are up to $200/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape and $35/station for properties more than 1 acre.



Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles

Rotating sprinkler nozzles apply water more slowly and uniformly to prevent over-watering and encourage healthy plant growth. Rebates are $5/nozzle; minimum quantity of 30 nozzles.


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Rain Barrels and Cisterns

Collecting and reusing rainwater for lawns and gardens minimizes the amount of water flowing into your storm drains, sewer systems and local waterways. Rebates start at $35 per barrel (up to 2 barrels) or $250 - $350 for cistern depending on gallon capacity.


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Soil Moisture Sensor System

Soil Moisture Sensor System detects water needs by gauging the moisture present in the soil. Rebates start at $80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape and $35/station for properties more than 1 acre.