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$mart hotline at (888) 376-3314 or e-mail [email protected].
Browse SoCal Water$mart indoor water rebates.
Browse SoCal Water$mart outdoor water rebates.
Residential Turf Replacement Program
Reduce water usage by up to an estimated 60% by removing turf and converting to drought tolerant landscape. Rebates are $5 per square foot for the first 1,000 square feet of existing, irrigated turf that is removed and replaced with a climate-appropriate landscape. After 1,000 square feet, the rebate is $2 per square foot, up to a total of 5,000 square feet removed.
To estimate the rebate amount of your turf replacement project, visit SoCalWaterSmart's rebate estimator here.
*Please note, funds are limited.
- Once your project has received the "Pre-approval" email from the program administrator, EGIA, the square footage of the project and the total reserved rebate amount cannot be changed.
- Please review the amount of funds your project has been awarded in the Pre-approval email to confirm the rebate amounts.
- Should you have any questions prior to the start of your project or during your project, please contact:
- RPU Staff cannot answer questions regarding the expected delivery date of the rebate checks.
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.
Soaker Hose Incentive
Get a free soaker hose with proof of purchase of a hose bib timer and at least 1 bag of mulch. To receive your free soaker hose, please bring your proof of purchase for both the mulch and the hose bib timer to our Customer Resource Center Located at 3025 Madison St, Riverside, CA 92504.