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Commercial Programs & Rebates


Commercial Programs & Rebates

EMWD encourages businesses and commercial properties to minimize unnecessary landscaping.

EMWD requires a separate water meter, and a formal water budget, for any commercial landscape in excess of 2,500 square feet. The requirements are detailed in the Article 6 – Water Conservation section of the EMWD Administrative Code.

In addition to the resources below, you may also want to refer to the Riverside County Planning Department’s Landscape Review Guidelines.

  • Commercial and Multi-Family Drip Rebate Program
  • FREE Deep Drip Watering Stakes
  • Landscape Irrigation Survey
  • Public Agency Landscape Program
  • Water Savings Incentive Program
  • Large Landscape Program – Have you had water usage in the Penalty Tiers 3 and/or 4? Are you wondering how you can possibly lower your water bill? Don’t have the upfront cash? In an effort to help avoid up-front and out-of-pocket expenses, EMWD is offering the following program to help:
    • Voucher Program - EMWD will provide a voucher to qualifying customers in the amount of up to $2.00 for High Efficiency Nozzles and/or up to $35.00 per station for a Weather-Based Irrigation Controller.
    • Products for this program must be on the qualifying lists located at
    • Vouchers will be redeemable by the customer at participating irrigation supply stores.
    • Tax and any equipment costs that exceed the approved voucher amount will be paid by the customer directly to the irrigation supply store.
    • For more information, please contact us at 951-928-3777, extension 3322.

Business Customers
State Ban on Nonfunctional Turf Irrigation: How it Applies to You

CII Customer Workshop Flyer

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is committed to working with our Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional (CII) customers to help them achieve their corporate sustainability goals and reach compliance with statewide regulations on outdoor irrigation of nonfunctional turf. EMWD offers a variety of customer-focused programs such as rebate opportunities, technical resources, and educational information to help your organization reduce its water footprint and do its part to help California stretch its water supply resources.