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Residential Programs & Rebates


Residential Programs & Rebates

Residential Rebates

High Efficiency Clothes Washers – $150

Premium High Efficiency Toilets 1.06 gallons per flush (gpf) or less – $40

Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers – $145

Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles (minimum quantity of 30) – $2 per nozzle

Turf Removal – Turf removal rebates are now only available in some areas. Check the website to find out if funds are still available.

Soil Moisture Sensor System – $145

Rain Barrels (up to 2 barrels) – $35 each

Cistern (200-500 gallon capacity) – $200

Cistern (501-999 gallon capacity) – $300

Cistern (1000+ gallon capacity) – $350

Approval of rebate applications will be on a first-come, first serve basis and subject to funding availability. Submitting a reservation request or application does not guarantee approval or payment.

For more information and online application, log onto Make sure you read the complete program guidelines and terms and conditions before submitting your rebate. Log onto periodically to check for any important changes to the program, such as qualifying devices, rebate amounts, guidelines, or terms and conditions. You can also call 888.376.3314.

FREE Home Water Survey

EMWD offers a FREE Home Water Survey to its residential customers that are having trouble staying within their water budget. This is a comprehensive 45-minute indoor/outdoor survey designed to help check for leaks, provide a recommended irrigation schedule, check your irrigation system for inefficiencies and provide rebate information on water efficient devices

For more information email or contact the Conservation department at 951.928.3777, extension 3322.

Smart Controller Direct Install Program

Phase III Smart Controller Direct Install Program

Save WATER and MONEY by replacing your old irrigation controller with a new Weather-Based Irrigation Controller. Smart controllers automatically adjust your irrigation schedule to account for changing weather, as well as plant and soil types. These smart controllers can save up to 13,500 gallons of water per year when properly programmed!

EMWD is offering a share-of-cost Smart Controller Direct Install Program for qualified customers.

  • Open to all EMWD residential customers that meet specific qualification requirements.
  • Requires a participation fee that may be paid in 36 monthly installments added to the customer’s water bill.
  • Customers who participate in this program will not be eligible for weather-based irrigation controller rebates through EMWD or the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).

This program utilizes funding from MWD when available. For program application and description, please click here. If you have any questions about this program, please contact our Conservation department at 951.928.3777, extension 3322 or email

FREE Conservation Packet

EMWD offers a FREE Conservation Packet to all customers who request one. This informative packet is packed with water-saving ideas, tips, and techniques. Click here to request a FREE Conservation Packet. Please include your full name, telephone number and address in your message. If possible, also provide your EMWD account number.

FREE* Outdoor Water Efficiency Kit

An Outdoor Water Efficiency Kit is FREE to direct EMWD residential customers. The Kit includes:

  • 5 Rain gauges to measure your irrigation efficiency
  • Hose End Repair Kit
  • Drip counter (measures how many gallons are lost due to a small drip/leak)
  • 7 Pattern Water Savings Hose Nozzle
  • How to use this kit brochure

Use your 5 rain gauges to measure your irrigation precipitation rate, fill out the irrigation worksheet, then use the Watering Calculator to get a customized watering schedule.

(Limited Number of kits available – First-Come, First-Serve until all kits are expended)

For more information, or to have a kit mailed to you, please call 951.928.3777, extension 3322.

The Gas Company’s Energy Savings Assistance Program

EMWD is partnering with the Southern California Gas Company’s Energy Savings Assistance Program to provide income-qualified renters and homeowners with easy, no-cost solutions to help reduce energy use and save money on their monthly bills…including water bills.

With the Energy Savings Assistance Program, customers may be eligible for home improvements such as weather-stripping, caulking, faucet aerators, low-flow shower heads, window repair, attic insulation, high-efficiency washers, and more.

Customers can learn more about the Energy Savings Assistance Program by visiting, or call toll-free at 800.427.2200 or 800.342.4545 in Spanish.

To learn how to conserve energy at home, customers can visit


Conservation Scorecard

Thank you for your interest in monitoring your water use. We appreciate your effort to use water wisely. EMWD’s Conservation Scorecards provide a great opportunity for customers to see current usage on a weekly or monthly basis. The scorecards also provide information on active rebate programs and useful water-saving tips.

If you would like to receive a personalized Conservation Scorecard for your account, please complete the following form.


Free Deep Drip Watering Stakes

Make every drop count.  During this drought, EMWD wants to help you save your trees! Deep Drip watering stakes are designed to help maintain beautiful trees by watering them directly at the root zone.

Constructed of sturdy, but eco-friendly ABS plastic, Deep Drip Stakes are made to last 15+ years.

Eastern will provide each direct customer (account) two 24” watering stakes to be used on one tree. Watering stakes are available by pick up only at:


Residential Drip Retrofit Kit Program

NEW! EMWD is offering a Residential Drip Retrofit Kit at a discounted rate.  Participants will be eligible to receive a $199 Drip Retrofit Kit for the discounted price of $50*. This kit covers 250 to 400 square feet of planter beds. This program is offered on a first-come, first- served basis.

Your cost of $50 can be paid to Imperial Sprinkler Supply at the time you pick up your kit or we can add it to your water bill.  If we add it to your water bill you have the option to pay in two monthly installments of $25 each (with no interest charges or fees).