A state law known as SBX7-7 was enacted in 2009. It requires California to achieve a 20% reduction in water use
by the year 2020. This means that your Water Department (SBMWD) must reduce demand by an estimated 9, 500 acre
feet ( more than 3 billion gallons) a year by 2020. Working together with our customers, we can achieve our goal
of a water efficient community.
By installing water efficient appliances and fixtures, indoors and outdoors, both residential and commercial
customers can save money and reduce their water consumption.
Outdoor Rebates & Incentives
Irrigation Controller Rebate
Customers can get up to a $250 rebate for installing a weather-based controller or $100 for a standard controller.
High-Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzle Rebate
Customers can also qualify for a 50% rebate, up to $200, for installing High-Efficiency sprinkler heads. Please contact
us at (909) 384-5341 for a list of approved sprinkler nozzles.
Garden Hose Shut-Off Nozzle Rebate
Purchase an automatic shut-off nozzle for your garden hose and receive a rebate of up to $10. Limit 2 per residence.
Drip Irrigation System Rebate
Customers purchasing and installing a drip system in their landscaping or garden may qualify for a 50% rebate, up to $150.
Drought Tolerant Plant Rebate
Incorporate drought tolerant trees, plants, and shrubs into your landscaping and receive a 50% rebate (up to $300).
Mulch & Gravel Rebate
Replace grass turf with mulch or gravel and receive a 50% rebate (up to $300).
Artificial Turf Rebate
Replace grass turf with artificial turf and receive $2 per square foot (up to $400).
Pool Cover Rebate
Purchase a cover for your pool and receive a rebate of up to $75.
Indoor Rebates & Incentives
High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate
Customers can get a rebate of up to when they purchase and install high-efficiency toilets that use 1.28 gallons
per flush or less (dual flush toilets that use more than this for any flush, do not qualify). These high-efficiency
water-saving toilets can be purchased at nearly any hardware or home improvement store.
We are offering up to four toilet rebates per residence.
High-Efficiency Showerhead Rebate
Customers are eligible for a $20 rebate for the purchase and installation of a low flow shower head. These
shower heads use 1.6 gallons per minute or less.
Maximum of four per residence.
High-Efficiency Washing Machine Rebate
SBMWD offers customers a $100 rebate for the purchase and installation of a high- efficiency washing machine
that has a CEE rating of Tier 1 or greater.
Limit one per residence.
High-Efficiency Dishwasher Rebate
Customers are eligible for a $75 rebate for the purchase and installation of a single high-efficiency
dishwasher that has a CEE Rating of Tier 1 or greater.
Limit one per residence.
Household Conservation Kit
We at SBMWD have put together a household conservation kit to assist our residential water customers. In this packet
you get an easy-to-install kitchen aerator, two bathroom aerators, a shower timer, and two leak detecting dye tabs.
By installing these simple items, customers can see substantial water savings over time. The kit is free, but supplies
are limited and offered on a first come first serve basis ( limit of 1 per household), so visit our offices now to get
yours. Kits can be picked up at our offices at 1350 S E St. Your name must appear on an
SBMWD residential account. These kits are available only while supplies last.
For lists of qualifying drought tolerant plants please visit:
IE Garden Friendly Plant Lists or
California Gardens Drought Tolerant Plants
Water-Smart Landscape Class
To help our customers reduce their water use without sacrificing the outdoor beauty of their home, we host free
Landscaping Classes every Spring and Fall. Click here to learn more.
Please refer to application for terms & conditions, product requirements and details on how to apply.
These rebates are available only to SBMWD residential water customers. Commercial water customers may qualify, but on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact our office to see if you qualify. Rebates will be available only for as long as funds are available. Participants must
have their application approved before any purchase is made in order to qualify for rebates. To participate in the program, you can download the
application below. The applicant has full responsibility for complying with all applicable laws, municipal codes, ordinances and permits.
Please call SB Direct at (909) 384-7272 for front yard landscaping permit information.
Outdoor Rebate Application
Indoor Rebate Application