People can save up to $6,000 with this water-conservation rebate program, but only until Dec. 31

The City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities is reminding people that its water conservation rebates have been doubled, but only through Dec. 31.

That means after Jan. 1, the amount of money that people can save from City rebates on grass conversions, irrigation and indoor-fixture upgrades, will return to normal.

“We saw a huge jump in applications for our most popular water conservation programs over the summer,” said William Granger, the City’s water conservation coordinator. “Now that the new year is around the corner, we want to make sure people can take advantage of the savings before they expire.”

Here is a list of what’s available:

  • Rebates for replacing grass with drought-tolerant landscapes are 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.

People can find more information on the City’s residential rebates page.

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.

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