The City just doubled the amount of money people can receive from water conservation rebates

The City’s Department of Utilities has increased the amount of money people can receive from water conservation rebates, including grass conversions as well as irrigation and indoor fixture upgrades.

The increased rebates are available now through the end of the year.

As drought conditions affect the state and region, the updated incentive program is part of the City’s efforts to help people be more efficient with how they use water.

“Sacramento residents have time and again shown their commitment to being efficient users of water,” said Roshini Das, Department of Utilities sustainability program manager. “We hope that the increased rebate amounts will help residents make conservation even easier.”

Here is a list of what’s available:

  • Rebates for replacing grass with drought-tolerant landscapes have doubled from $1.50 to $3 per square foot of grass replaced. City water customers now can save up to $6,000 for single-family homes and up to $100,000 for multi-family and commercial properties.
  • Customers can receive up to $800 to replace sprinklers and install smart irrigation controllers that water landscapes according to the weather.
  • Customers can receive rebates to replace certain toilets older than 2014 with high-efficiency ones. Previously, the City provided rebates for replacing pre-1992 toilets.
  • Other products, such as smart controllers, shower heads and faucet aerators, will be free for City residents while supplies last at the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District’s Energy Store starting July 7.

People can find water conservation rebates on the City’s residential rebates page.

“If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your fixtures or landscaping and putting it off, now is the time,” said Das.