Residential water conservation rebates are still available, but rebates for commercial conservation is limited.
Funding for commercial water conservation rebates through the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California’s Save-A-Buck program has been exhausted, but some commercial rebates remain available through the San Diego County Water Authority. Before purchasing any water-saving devices, the water authority encourages businesses to contact their local water supplier to determine the availability of commercial rebates.
Residential rebates available through MWD’s SoCal WaterSmart program (www.socalwatersmart.com) remain plentiful. Only 10 percent of the $6 million budgeted for the 2009-10 fiscal year had been spent as of late December. The program provides rebates for residential water-saving devices such as high-efficiency clothes washers and toilets, smart irrigation controllers and Smart Landscape evaluations.
For more information about water conservation rebate programs, go to www.20gallonchallenge.com/programs.html.
The San Diego County Water Authority, a public agency, is a wholesale supplier of water from the Colorado River and Northern California. Ramona Municipal Water District isone of its 24 member agencies.