Rebates

Rebate dollars

In response to the Alameda County’s Public Health Officer order for shelter in place, many water conservation rebate processes have been altered. Many of  ACWD’s rebate programs, remain available to our customers, although processing times for applications may be delayed by 1-2 weeks. Water Conservation program applications should be EMAILED to the Water Conservation email address: water.cons@acwd.com.

If you have questions about any of ACWD’s rebates or how changes to business due to COVID-19 will impact your application, customers can call any time, 24/7, and leave a message or email us. Calls will be returned within 24-48 hours by conservation staff during regular business hours: 8:00-5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. When you call, please make sure your message includes your name, return phone number, and a short summary of your inquiry.


Rebate Programs

For more information on any of the following programs, please contact ACWD’s Water Conservation Department at 510-668-4218 or email us. Funding is limited.


For Your Home and Garden

New! Rain Barrel Rebates (For a Limited Time Only!)

The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) is offering rebates on behalf of ACWD for the purchase and installation of qualifying rain barrels. Visit the BAWSCA Rain Barrel Rebate Website for all the program information, requirements and application materials.

Please also check out Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District’s rain barrel safe practices flyer (PDF) and Chapter 17 of the California Plumbing Code for nonpotable rainwater catchment systems.

Water-Efficient Landscape Rebate Program

All ACWD customers can receive a rebate for converting their lawns to water-efficient landscape.* The rebate is based on the number of square feet of lawn converted. ACWD is currently offering $1.00/sq.ft of lawn converted. Please contact us to learn more.

*To be eligible for this rebate, customers must be pre-approved by ACWD, so please check with us first before beginning your landscape conversion project. Rebates are issued on a first-come, first served basis. Funding is limited. For additional lawn replacement ideas, please visit LoseYourLawn.org.

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For Your Business

High Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebates

ACWD offers a $300 rebate for each conventional washer replaced with a qualifying high-efficiency clothes washer at multi-family complexes and coin-op Laundromats. Sites must be pre-qualified - Please contact us for more information about how to get pre-qualified.

High Efficiency Toilet & Urinal Rebates

ACWD offers a $150 rebate for each high use, high volume commercial toilet or urinal replaced with a qualifying High Efficiency Toilet (HET) or High Efficiency Urinal (HEU) at service area businesses and organizations. Sites must be pre-qualified - Please contact us for more information about how to get pre-qualified.

Weather-based Irrigation "Smart" Controller Rebates

A Smart controller uses weather data and site information to adjust irrigation watering times and frequency. More efficient watering means less waste, reduced run-off and healthier plants. Commercial and large landscape customers that replace their existing conventional irrigation controller with a "smart" irrigation controller may qualify for a rebate of up to $30* per active station. See our Program Brochure (PDF) for more information. Sites must be pre-qualified - Please contact us for more information about how to get pre-qualified.

*Rebate is based on the number of active stations of each existing controller.