Water Conservation Incentive Programs

Conserve Today, Preserve Tomorrow

Water conservation isn't a choice, it's a way of life. Please visit Think H20 Now website for the best ways to save water.

Rebates 

Each year, over 50% of the City's water is used to water landscaping, with most of this water being used in the five months between May and September. To help offset the significant stress placed on our limited water resources by indoor use and landscape irrigation, the City offers the following water conservation rebate programs aimed at decreasing high water usage, saving you money:

  • Water Efficient Washing Machine Rebate Program -- The City of Arroyo Grande is offering a $200 rebate for water customers who purchase a water efficient washing machine. The property receiving the rebate must be a water customer of the City of Arroyo Grande. The applicant must also provide a legible copy of a dated sales receipt for purchase of the washing machine. Public Works staff will need to inspect the installation and model of the washing machine in order to process the rebate. 
  • Cash for Grass Rebate Program -- The City of Arroyo Grande is offering $1 per square foot of turf removed with a minimum of 500 square feet of turf removed and a maximum of 5,000 square feet of turf removed. Conversions must be completed within 6 months of agreement and applicants will be required to schedule a post-removal inspection verification before receiving the rebate. Turf must be replaced with drought-tolerant plans, permeable mulch or artificial turf. Applicants are required to remain in compliance with the program's terms and conditions for a five year period following the rebate.

Plumbing Retrofit Program

The City's Plumbing Retrofit Programs includes installation or adjustments of shower-heads, toilets, faucet aerators, and pressure regulators for single-family and multi-family residential units constructed prior to 1992. For more information about this program, please click download the flyer (PDF) or call (805) 473-5460.

Water Wise Landscaping Program

Check out the Central Coast's new interactive Water Wise Landscaping website for everything you need to design a beautiful drought tolerant landscape.

Water Conservation Hotline

For further detail or if you have questions, please call (805) 473-5487.

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