The District is committed to encouraging efficient water use. Programs, incentives, and informational assistance are offered to customers to help you implement water conserving measures at your home or place of business. The District offers free Waterwise House Calls for its customers. In addition, visitors to our office can tour our Waterwise and Fire-safe Demonstration Garden and obtain free educational materials to help them in their conservation efforts.
REBATE PROGRAMS TO REDUCE INDOOR WATER USE
Premium High Efficiency Toilets - The largest amount of water used inside your home, approximately 30%, goes toward flushing the toilet. Premium high efficiency toilets use almost 20% less water than the WaterSense standard toilets and flush the same amount of waste just as, if not more, effectively. Rebates start at $40 per toilet. Visit ocwatersmart.com for more information and to apply for the rebate incentive.
High-Efficiency Clothes Washers - High-efficiency clothes washers use 55% less water than standard clothes washers. Less water means less energy for water heating, lowering your energy bill too. Rebates start at $85 per washer. Visit ocwatersmart.com for more information and to apply for the rebate incentive.
REBATE PROGRAMS TO REDUCE OUTDOOR WATER USE
Rotating Nozzles - Rotating nozzles spray multi-trajectory, rotating streams of water onto your landscape. In comparison to conventional spray heads, rotating nozzles use 30 percent less water, water more slowly and uniformly, and can be easily adjusted for precise, custom watering. Other benefits include better wind resistance, less misting, and reduced runoff. Rebates start at $2 per nozzle, minimum quantity is 30 nozzles. Visit ocwatersmart.com for more information and to apply for the rebate incentive.
Smart Irrigation Controllers - "SmarTimer" or weather-based irrigation controllers can save an average of 40 gallons per day. Unlike standard timers that turn on sprinklers at set intervals, SmarTimer's use information about your plants and soil, slope, and weather conditions to give plants exactly the right amount of water all year long. Visit ocwatermart.com for more information and to apply for the rebate incentive.
Rain Barrel Rebate Program - Rain barrels are a quick way to conserve water and help reduce ocean water pollution by preventing rainwater from carrying fertilizers, pet waste, and harmful debris from your property out into the ocean. Visit ocwatersmart.com for more information and to apply for the rebate incentive.
Spray-to-drip Irrigation Program - The Spray-to-Drip Program offers you the opportunity to convert areas irrigated by spray heads to drip irrigation. Rather than spraying wide areas, drip systems utilize point emitters to deliver water to specific locations at or near plant root zones. Each drip kit covers approximately 250-450 square feet. Eligible residents can receive up to $175 per drip kit. Each home is eligible for up to 3 kits. Visit MWDOC.com for more information and to apply for the rebate incentive.
Turf Removal Program - At this time, all current funding for the Turf Removal Program administered by the Municipal Water District of Orange County is fully committed. Waitlist applications are now being accepted. Please visit ocwatersmart.com for more information and to to submit your application for the waitlist.
Water Smart Home Certification Program - This program offers owners of single-family detached homes an opportunity to obtain certification as a "Water Smart Home" through a home water survey program. The home survey targets potential water savings both inside and outside of the home. Visit MWDOC.com for more information.