Water Conservation Rebates

Water Conservation Rebates

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Natalie Croak
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Livermore Municipal Water offers water conservation rebates in partnership with Zone 7 Water Agency. The rebates listed below are only available for Livermore Municipal Water customers. Rebates for Cal Water customers can be found here. 

Current Rebates for Livermore Municipal Water Customers:

Coming Soon:



Water-Efficient Lawn Conversion Rebate

Replace your water-thirsty lawn with sustainable, drought tolerant landscaping. This rebate will cover up to 50% of the landscaping conversion costs up to a maximum of $2,000 for single-family homes and $6,000 for multi-family and non-residential properties. For more information about this rebate, visit Zone 7 Water Agency's Water-Efficient Lawn Conversion Rebate webpage. 

How to Apply

Step 1: Ensure your Lawn Area Qualifies for the Rebate 
The lawn area must be at least 200 square feet, be visible from the sidewalk, and currently receive sprinkler irrigation to qualify.


Step 2: Ensure your New Landscape Design Qualifies for the Rebate

To qualify for this rebate, the lawn area must replaced with plants found on the Tri-Valley Water-Wise website or that are listed as "Very Low" or "Low" water use plants for the North Central Coastal Region on the Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) website.  

 The converted area must also be covered with at least three inches of mulch with no exposed soil. The existing sprinkler system must be capped in place or converted to low-volume drip. Artificial turf and non-permeable hardscapes (concrete, bricks, flagstone) that have been mortared into place are not covered by this rebate.

Step 3: Submit your Application 
To apply for the rebate, submit a lawn conversion rebate application to Zone 7 Water Agency. Along with this application, you will need to include a detailed list of proposed plants, an aerial drawing on grid paper to show the project measurements, a picture of the lawn area that will be converted, and proof of HOA approval if necessary.

Applications can be emailed to rebates@zone7water.com or mailed to Zone 7 Water Agency at 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551.

Step 4: Wait for Pre-Approval Before Starting Work 
There are no retroactive rebates. Your rebate application must be approved before you begin your lawn conversion project. Staff will perform a pre-approval site inspection of your lawn before approving your application.

After your Application is Approved

Step 1: Start your Lawn Conversion Project
Lawn conversion projects must be completed within 120 days after your application is approved.

Step 2: Submit Receipts
Once you have completed your lawn conversion project, submit your final plant list and a copy of receipts for plants, irrigation equipment, and mulch.

Step 3: Receive your Rebate
Staff will perform a post-conversion site inspection of your landscaping to approve your rebateAfter this inspection, your rebate will appear as a credit on your Livermore Municipal Water bill.



Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Rebate

Smart irrigation controllers turn your irrigation system "on" and "off" in response to local weather data and soil measurements.  They help ensure healthy plants by tailoring watering to meet the landscapes' specific needs. 

This rebate will cover up to 50% of the cost for a weather-based irrigation controller, up to a maximum of $75 for single-family homes, $100 for multi-family properties, and $3,000 for non-residential properties. To learn more, visit Zone 7 Water Agency's Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Rebate webpage.

How to Apply

Step 1: Ensure your Property Qualifies for the Rebate
Single-family homes must have a minimum of 500 square feet of irrigated lawn with at least 4 irrigation stations to qualify for the rebate. Multi-family and non-residential properties must have dedicated irrigation metering or landscape submetering to quality for the rebate.

Step 2: Purchase & Install your Weather-Based Irrigation Controller
Purchase an irrigation controller that is listed on the EPA WaterSense website and install it on your property. 

Step 3: Submit your Application
Within 60 days of purchase, submit an irrigation controller rebate application to Zone 7 Water Agency. Along with the application, you will need to include a copy of the irrigation controller receipt, a picture of the installed controller, and screenshots of your controller's programming settings.

Applications can be emailed to rebates@zone7water.com or mailed to Zone 7 Water Agency at 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551.

Step 4: Receive your Rebate
After your application is approved, your rebate will appear as a credit on your Livermore Municipal Water bill.



High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate

Replace your old clothes washer with a qualifying Energy Star Most-Efficient labeled clothes washer and receive a rebate for up to $200. Only single-family homes are eligible for this rebate. To learn more, visit Zone 7 Water Agency's High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate webpage.

How to Apply

Step 1: Purchase your High-Efficiency Clothes Washer
Purchase a clothes washer model that is on the Qualifying Clothes Washer List.


Step 2: Submit your Application
Within 60 days of purchase, submit a clothes washer rebate application 
 to Zone 7 Water Agency. Along with this application, you will need to include copies of the clothes washer receipt and your most recent Livermore Municipal Water bill.

Applications can be emailed to rebates@zone7water.com or mailed to Zone 7 Water Agency at 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551.

Step 3: Receive your Rebate
After your application is approved, your rebate will appear as a credit on your Livermore Municipal Water bill.


Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Rebate

 

Why send your property’s water down the drain when you could reuse it to irrigate the plants and trees in your yard instead? Many Californians are taking advantage of this simple idea and are installing laundry-to-landscape greywater systems to keep their gardens green. During water shortages or droughts, greywater systems can be a reliable supply of water for your plants.

Livermore Municipal Water offers rebates up to $50 for customers to install a laundry-to-landscape greywater system. This rebate is only available for residential properties with one or two units that are located within Livermore Municipal Water’s service area. 

 This rebate can only be used for laundry-to-landscape greywater systems. Greywater systems that include water from sinks, showers, or bathtubs or that alter the building’s plumbing system are excluded.

This rebate can be used towards reimbursing the cost of any supplies listed on the Laundry-to-Landscape: Greywater System Example Parts List. This rebate cannot be used towards sales tax or the cost of any deliveries, installation, labor, personal items, equipment rentals, or tools. 

How to Apply

Step 1: Design and install your laundry-to-landscape greywater system
Visit the City of Livermore greywater webpage for information about installing laundry-to-landscape systems.

Step 2: Submit your Application
Within 90 days of installation, submit a Livermore Municipal Water Laundry-to-Landscape Rebate Application to  the City of Livermore. Along with this application, you will need to include copies of your receipts and photos of your landscaping and laundry machine.
 

Step 3: Receive your Rebate
After your application is approved, your rebate will appear as a credit on your Livermore Municipal Water bill.


Coming Soon - Garden by Number Rebate

Livermore Municipal Water and Zone 7 Water Agency are offering a $50 rebate to transform your front yard. This new "Garden by Number Program" is a do-it-yourself rebate program that will provide themed prepackaged ready-made garden boxes. Each box will include a plant-by-number map to layout the design, an instruction sheet and care guide, information on watering and caring for the plants, plant identification cards, and 15 to 30 healthy starter plants in 4-inch and 1-gallon pots that will cover an area ranging up to 100 square feet.

This rebate's launch has been postponed due to COVID-19.