Water Conservation Commercial Program

Water Conservation Rebates


Follow these steps to reserve and receive your rebate:

  1. Make a reservation via the online reservation system for a qualified device(s).
  2. Purchase and install the qualified devices within 60 days of making reservation
  3. Complete an online application, print, sign and mail the application packet to theSoCal Water$mart program for processing including:
    • A copy of the water bill for the property at which device was installed.
    • Invoice for device(s) purchased showing manufacturer and model numbers.


Why Conservation?

Senate Bill X7-7 was enacted in November 2009, requiring all water suppliers
to increase water use efficiency. Below are the highlights of this legislation,
divided into two sectors, Urban Water Conservation and Agricultural Water

The bill also requires, among other things, that the Department of Water
Resources, in consultation with other state agencies, develop a single
standardized water use reporting from, which would be used by both urban and
agricultural water agencies.

Urban Water Conservation
The legislation sets an overall
goal of reducing per capita urban water use by 20% by December 31, 2020. The
state shall make incremental progress towards this goal by reducing per capita
water use by at least 10% by December 31, 2015.

  • Each urban retail water supplier shall develop water use targets and an
    interim water use target by July 1, 2011.
  • An urban retail water supplier shall include in its water management plan
    due July 2011 the baseline daily per capita water use, water use target, interim
    water use target, and compliance daily per capita water use. The Department of
    Water resources, through a public process and in consultation with the
    California Urban Water Conservation Council, shall develop technical
    methodologies and criteria for the consistent implementation of this part
  • The Department of Water Resources shall adopt regulations for implementation
    of the provisions relating to process water.
  • A Commercial, Institutional, Industrial (CII) task force is to be
    established that will develop and implement urban best management practices for
    statewide water savings.
  • Effective 2016, urban retail water suppliers who do not meet the water
    conservation requirements established by this bill are not eligible for state
    water grants or loans.

Agricultural Water Conservation

  • Agricultural water suppliers shall prepare and adopt agricultural water
    management plans by December 31, 2012, and update those plans by December 31,
    2015, and every 5 years thereafter.
  • On or before July 31, 2012, agricultural water suppliers shall:
    • Measure the volume of water delivered to customers. The Department of Water
      Resources shall adopt regulations that provide for a range of options that
      agricultural water suppliers may use to comply with the measurement requirement.
    • Adopt a pricing structure for water customers based at least in part on
      quantity delivered.
    • Implement additional efficient management practices.
  • Effective 2013, agricultural water suppliers who do not meet the water
    management planning requirements established by this bill are not eligible for
    state water grants or loans.

Your Local Water District

Irvine Ranch Water District

Laguna Beach Water  District

Rancho California Water District

Orange County Municipal Water District