To serve the community in our commitment to water conservation, the District offers rebates for inside the home and outdoor irrigation system. Not only will they save thousands of gallons of water, they will also help you save money.
Household toilets use about 27% of indoor household use.
To assist customers in conserving water, the District provides a $75.00 rebate for the purchase and installation of ultra-low flush (ULF) toilets (limit 2 per household). The toilet(s) being replaced must be installed prior to 1994 that uses 3 or more gallons per flush.
There are currently rebates still available on a first-come first-service basis to those that qualify.
Washing Machine Rebates
A highly efficient washer machine can save 23% compared to older models.
That could mean saving as much as 5000 gallons per year. With the purchase of an eligible Clothes Washer, RLECWD customers can apply for our $50.00 rebate. We are also currently participating in a limited-time cooperative washing machine rebate program with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).
Before shopping, we recommend obtaining a current SMUD’s eligibility list of the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017 Clothes Washers. The eligibility list is attached to the application. Please refer to the link below.
For more information on high-efficiency clothes washers or other Residential Efficiency Programs, call SMUD at 1-888-742-SMUD (7683) or check out their website at www.smud.org for more details. Please note that the SMUD’s washer machine rebate require customers to have an Electric Water Heater to qualify and involves a separate application from the District and must be submitted to SMUD.
Irrigation Efficiency Rebate Program
We offer a limited-time rebate for our District residential customers to upgrade their existing in-ground irrigation for up to $500. This includes: automatic irrigation controllers along with other high efficiency equipment. The rebate limit for commercial, institutional, and industrial (CII) buildings is $1,500 per CII meter.
A Pre-Qualification Evaluation by the District needs to be completed before purchases are made. A Water Survey is a free service offered to our customers to evaluate a property’s irrigation system performance and that can double as a Pre-Qualification Evaluation. Click to learn more about our Water Surveys and make an appointment.
Time is running out and funding is limited to a first come first service basis. All final applications and Post-installation inspections must be completed no later than June 30th, 2018.
Turf Replacement Rebate
Please note that the Rio Linda / Elverta CWD has no affiliation with the single-family turf removal rebates being offered. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is solely responsible for managing the Turf Removal Rebate Program.
If you are considering taking advantage of the state’s “Cash for Grass” rebate program, then the District can provide you with FREE educational resources. Visit the Rio Linda office at 730 L St. weekdays 7 am – 4 pm, and you can ask for the following: “A Homeowner Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape” and/or “Easy WaterWise Gardening.”
On April 1st, 2015, response to California’s continuing drought and the Governor’s April 1 Executive Order in 2015 mandated a 25-percent reduction in water use throughout California, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on August 12 of that year launched new residential water efficiency rebate programs covering single-family turf removal. To learn more about the state’s rebate program, visit their website and at SaveOurWaterRebates.com to apply.
Although the drought is officially over, funds are expected to run out fast…