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Water Wise Landscape Rebate Program

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We can help you make changes to your garden to save water, money and maintain a healthy landscape! Interested in upgrading the efficiency of the irrigation system? Retrofitting to rotating nozzles to eliminate runoff and misting? How about a smart irrigation controller? Or a rain shut-off sensor? Tired of weekly mowing, edging and watering? The Water Wise Landscape Rebate Program is currently available only in the service areas listed below. Program requirements may vary slightly depending on your service area, so please see the specific details related to your water purveyor's requirements. Get started by contacting your water provider!

 

Santa Barbara County Rebate Program Participants

Vandenberg Village Community Services District

City of Lompoc

• City of Buellton

City of Solvang

Goleta Water District

City of Santa Barbara

Carpinteria Valley Water District

   

rainsensorLeaf BulletVandenberg Village Community Services District

If you are a customer of the Vandenberg Village Community Services District you may be eligible for a rebate of up to $2.00 per sq. ft. (max $1,000) to replace turf with low water usage plants, rocks, or synthetic turf.

Participation in the District's Smart Landscape Rebate Program is on a first-come first-served basis. Projects must be approved in advance and landscapes for new construction are not eligible. Before and after pictures, sales receipts and/or contractor invoices are required for all rebates. For more information click here. 

 

Leaf BulletCity of Lompoc

The City of Lompoc is offering Water Wise Landscape Rebates when you retrofit your existing landscape with WaterWise plants and water efficient irrigation systems. A substantial water savings must be estimated by City staff to qualify. 

The rebate amount is up to $500 for each address and can include the cost of plants, mulch, and irrigation equipment. Each site must be pre-qualified for the rebate before old landscaping is removed or changed. Call 875-8298 for more information or an appointment to pre-qualify. Click here.


Leaf BulletCity of Buellton

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Leaf BulletCity of Solvang

The City of Solvang's Water Wise Landscape Rebate Program:

I. Goals of Solvang Landscape Rebate Program:
a. Provide incentive to modify landscape to use less water and use water more efficiently.
b. Educate residents and customers on how to conserve water.
c. Help save customers’ money on their water bill.
d. Helps conserve water for the City of Solvang and the State of California.
e. Benefit endangered species such as the Southern Steelhead Trout.

II. Eligibility:
a. All Solvang water customers qualify including schools and other public facilities.
b. Must be a water customer of the City of Solvang for the past 12 months.
c. Must be landscape that is not already conserving water in an efficient way.

Please see the program details at Landscape Rebate Program Information

 

Leaf BulletGoleta Water District

Introduction

The Goleta Water District (GWD) Smart Landscape Rebate Program provides incentives to residential and commercial customers to replace water thirsty landscapes and inefficient irrigation with water-wise plants and irrigation.

The program is for residential and commercial Goleta Water District customers and covers a portion of the cost of pre-approved design, irrigation equipment, and landscape materials. Projects must be approved in advance and landscapes for new construction are not eligible. The program is not retroactive. Sales receipts and/or contractor invoices are required for all rebates.

How It Works

Customer schedules a “pre-inspection” site visit. At the site visit GWD staff review the garden, irrigation system, water history, and customer’s plan for landscape upgrades. Staff then takes a “before” picture of the garden. The application is completed by GWD staff and the customer. The application is submitted to GWD at that time. The customer then has 120 days to make the pre-approved upgrades and call to schedule a post-inspection. At the post-inspection, GWD staff confirms upgrades, collects receipts, and takes an “after” picture. GWD then has 60 days to review receipts and issue a check to the customer for qualifying design and materials. GWD reserves the right to require post-inspection photos be submitted by the customer in lieu of a physical post-inspection.

Incentives

Any combination of pre-approved irrigation equipment and planting costs may qualify for a one-time rebate of up to $1,000 for single family meter customers and up to $2,000 per meter for multi-family (HOA), commercial, and dedicated landscape irrigation meter customers (up to 2 meters or $4,000 per multi-family or commercial site).

  • Landscape Design: 50% of the cost of landscape design, up to a maximum of $250 for design services. Design will only be rebated in combination with other approved materials.
  • Irrigation Equipment: 50% of the cost of drip irrigation parts, sprinkler system efficiency retrofits, rotating sprinkler nozzles, and equipment for a laundry to landscape graywater system.
  • Water-Wise Plants and Mulch: 50% of the cost of water-wise plants and mulch. Planted areas must be covered with a 3-inch or greater layer of mulch.
  • Smart Irrigation Controller: 50% of cost of the smart irrigation controller. Smart irrigation controllers work on simple principles: provide the appropriate watering schedule; automatically adjust for weather changes; irrigate based on the needs of your plants.
  • Pool Cover: 50% of the cost of a pool cover, up to a maximum of $300 per pool cover.
  • Synthetic Turf and Permeable Surfaces: 50% of the cost of artificial turf and other permeable surfaces.
  • Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater: 50% of the cost of laundry-to-landscape graywater system parts.


For more information, click here, or call the District at 805-964-6761 or send an email to conservation@goletawater.com

 

Leaf BulletCity of Santa Barbara 

Call (805) 564-5460 to schedule your “Pre-Qualification Inspection” site visit
enclosureThe City of Santa Barbara's program is for all City water customers (residential and commercial) and covers 50% of the cost of approved irrigation equipment and landscape materials (labor is not included).

  • Irrigation equipment (drip irrigation parts, sprinkler system efficiency retrofits, and rotating sprinkler nozzles)
  • Smart irrigation controllers
  • Water-wise plants
  • Mulch
  • Artificial turf
  • Permeable surfaces
  • Laundry to landscape greywater materials

Projects must be approved in advance. Each site must be pre-qualified for the rebate before old landscaping is removed or changed. Landscapes for new construction are not eligible. To schedule your pre-qualification site visit, before any work is done, please call 564-5460.

For Residential Customers:
Any combination of items above may qualify for a rebate of 50% of the cost of materials up to $1,000.  

For Commercial and Multi-Family Customers Including HOAs:
Any combination of items above may qualify for a rebate of 50% of the cost of materials up to $2,000 per account serving irrigated area and $4,000 per site.  

Sales receipts and/or contractor invoices are required for all rebates. For more information, and to download the application, click here.  

 

Leaf BulletCarpinteria Valley Water District

Carpinteria Valley Water Districts Water Wise Landscape Rebate Program covers a portion of the cost of pre-approved equipment and materials:

  • Irrigation equipment (drip irrigation parts, sprinkler system efficiency retrofits, and rotating sprinkler nozzles)
  • Smart irrigation controllers
  • Water-wise plants
  • Mulch
  • Artificial turf
  • Permeable surfaces 

In addition, 50% of landscape design costs up to $250 can be rebated within the the total rebate amount. 

Any combination of design costs, irrigation equipment and planting costs may qualify up to a one-time rebate of $500 for single family homes and up to $1,000 for commercial, multi-family and HOAs. 

Projects must be approved in advance. Each site must be pre-qualified for the rebate before old landscaping is removed or changed. Landscapes for new construction are not eligible. To schedule your pre-qualification site visit, before any work is done, please calll 684-2816 x116 or email conservation@cvwd.net. For more information click here.



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