For more information on any of the following programs, please contact ACWD’s Water Conservation Team at 510-668-4218 or email us. When you call, please make sure your message includes your name, return phone number, and a short summary of your inquiry. We will return your call or respond to your email within 2 business days.
For Your Home and Garden
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller Instant Rebate (for residential customers)
ACWD has partnered with Rachio Inc. and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) to offer residential customers a Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller at a discounted price of $100 + tax (up to a $279+ retail value)! Residential customers can receive an instant rebate when purchasing a Rachio controller at https://bawsca.rachio.com/ (Link works best with Chrome or Firefox browsers). 8- Zone and 16-Zone controller options are available. Supplies are limited.
The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller is equipped with hyperlocal Weather Intelligence™ Plus that allows users to save 20% or more on their outdoor water use! The controller helps you monitor and manage watering from anywhere with robust smartphone control. You can also create tailored schedules, make automatic weather adjustments and maintain the perfect yard - without lifting a finger.
Lawn Be Gone Rebate Program
All ACWD customers can receive a rebate for removing their lawns and installing a water-efficient landscape.* The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) is administering this program on ACWD's behalf. The rebate is based on the number of square feet of lawn removed. ACWD is currently offering $2.00/sq.ft of lawn that is removed and replaced with a water-efficient landscape. The maximum rebate for single-family residential projects is $3,000, and for commercial, industrial, institutional, and HOAs common turf area projects the maximum rebate is $20,000.
*To be eligible for this rebate, customers must submit an application and receive approval before beginning a landscape conversion project. Rebates are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is limited.
Please note: Artificial turf is not eligible for this rebate.
Visit the BAWSCA Lawn Be Gone website to complete your online application and for all program information, requirements, and resources such as eligible plant lists and garden design ideas.
- BAWSCA - All plants on the BAWSCA Approved Plant List are eligible for the Lawn Be Gone Rebate Program. Plants not on this list will be reviewed by BAWSCA or ACWD Water Conservation Staff.
- Water Wise Gardening in the Bay Area
- StopWaste Plant Lists
Irrigation Hardware Rebates
In partnership with the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA), ACWD is offering all customers a rebate for the purchase and installation of irrigation equipment to enhance irrigation efficiency and reduce water use. All ACWD customers can receive a rebate of up to $5 for high-efficiency sprinkler nozzles, up to $10 for spray bodies with pressure regulation, and up to $30 for large rotors. Visit the BAWSCA Irrigation Hardware Rebate website for all program information, requirements, and application materials. Please review the list of all qualifying irrigation equipment eligible for the rebate before purchasing equipment. Projects totaling $1,000 or more must be pre-approved by ACWD Water Use Efficiency staff to be eligible for the rebate.
Rain Barrel Rebates
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, resources, 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.
- Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program Informational Flyer
- Greywater Action Rainwater Harvesting Resources
- American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association
Multi-Family Residential (MFR) Ultra-High Efficiency Toilet (UHET) Rebates
ACWD offers multi-family residential property owner customers a rebate of $70 per toilet for replacing higher volume toilets (equal to 1.6 gallons per flush – GPF or greater) with ultra-high efficiency toilets (UHETs) at their site. Projects must be pre-approved. Please contact us for more information and to get pre-approved. See the MFR UHET Program: Informational Flyer for more information about the program.
For Your Business
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. Projects must be pre-approved. Please contact us for more information and to get pre-approved.
Weather-based "Smart" Irrigation Controller Rebates (for your business)
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. Projects must be pre-approved. Please contact us for more information and to get pre-approved.
*Rebate is based on each existing controller's number of active stations.
*Learn how to program standard weather-based irrigation smart controllers to ensure you are in compliance with ACWD's irrigation schedule requirements, as outlined in ACWD's Ordinance Declaring a Water Shortage Emergency and Adopting Water Use Regulations, Restrictions, and Guidelines.
Commercial Water Efficient Technology (WET) Program
Does your business have a unique water use efficiency project they want to implement? The Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional (CII) Water Efficient Technology (WET) Program provides incentives to CII customers to implement equipment changes that reduce water use. The incentive is based on annual savings at $4 per hundred cubic feet saved, up to 50% of the cost of the equipment. The maximum incentive is $10,000 for commercial and industrial customers and $20,000 for industrial customers. See our Program Brochure and Application (PDF) for more information. You can also submit an online application here. Projects must be pre-approved. Please contact us for more information and to get pre-approved.
Funding for the Water-Efficient Landscape Rebate and the Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Rebates has been provided, in part, from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and through an agreement with the State Department of Water Resources.