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.
Rebate applications take six to eight weeks to process. For an update on your rebate status, contact Accounting Technician Siobhan Tyler at (925) 960-4324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 $750 for single-family homes and $4,500 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.
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.
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.
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 rebate. After this inspection, your rebate will appear as a credit on your Livermore Municipal Water bill.
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.
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.
Step 4: Receive your Rebate
After your application is approved, your rebate will appear as a credit on your Livermore Municipal Water bill.
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. To learn more, visit Zone 7 Water Agency's Garden by Number Rebate webpage.