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PCWA offers a variety of rebate programs to its treated water customers. Water conservation incentives and services can make your home or business more water-efficient, save water and energy costs, and lower landscape maintenance and utility bills. A water-efficient home and business can reduce waste, pollution from irrigation runoff and greenhouse gas emissions from water pumping and heating. PCWA is working to help you and your home be more water-efficient.
Residential Rebate Programs:
- High-Efficiency Clothes Washing Machine Rebate Program. This program offers a $150 rebate to replace older clothes washing machines with a new EPA Water Sense clothes washing machine that has a CEE Tier 3 water factor. (more)This new program became effective on January 1, 2010. CEE Tier 3 contains the most efficient washing machines; Tier 1 and Tier 2 do not qualify for the rebate. For more details and a list of qualifying clothes washing machines see: Consortium for Energy Efficiency - Super Efficient Home Appliances Initiative. Please read requirement details prior to purchasing a new clothes washing machine. PCWA applied for and received a 50% matching grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to conduct this High-Efficiency Clothes Washing Machine Rebate Program. PCWA was awarded funding from the USBR and has approved a matching $15,000 for a total program of $30,000.
- High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) Rebate Program. This program offers up to a $175 rebate to replace older 3 gallons or more flush toilets with new 1.28 or less gallons high-efficiency toilets for all treated water customers in the PCWA service area(more). The average water savings for HETs is estimated to be 38 gallons per day (gpd) over the older model. The toilet rebate program is partially funded by a grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation and the Regional Water Authority.
- Hot Water Demand Whole House Recirculation System Rebate Program. This program offers a $150 rebate for every tank style hot water heater replaced with a Hot Water Demand Whole House Recirculation System. (more)PCWA defines a Hot Water Demand Whole House Recirculation System as a tankless hot water heater, a pump system that quickly circulates hot water throughout the whole house and a thermal bypass valve. The pump can be located at the hot water heater or the furthest point from the hot water heater. The pump can be controlled by a timer, wireless remote control, motion sensor or by an on demand switch. The cold water is saved using a thermal valve at the furthest point from the tankless hot water heater, thus recirculating back into the cold water pipe.
- Point of Use Hot Water Rebate Pilot Program. This program offers a $50 rebate for every point of use hot water heater installed. (more)PCWA defines Point of Use Hot Water heaters as devices that are placed under a sink to bring instant hot water to the faucet. Normally these are 2-3 gallon devices and are plugged into an outlet.
- Lawn Replacement Rebate Pilot Program. This program offers a $300 rebate for lawns replaced with non-water consuming material and a $150 rebate for lawns replaced with low to moderate water-use plants. (more)
Eligibility: Applicant must be an existing PCWA treated water customer. Only maintained lawns are eligible for the rebate. A maintained lawn is green grass that is regularly watered, mowed and in good condition. The minimum amount of maintained lawn that must be replaced is 300 square feet. Before beginning any lawn removal and replacement, you must sign-up and receive the information packet that contains the detailed terms and conditions of the lawn replacement program. A site visit is required and must be scheduled before any lawn is removed.
Non-water consuming material would include: bark, mulch, rock, deck, synthetic turf, concrete, and permeable concrete products. The maximum rebate is $300 per parcel and is applied as a credit to the customer's water account.
Low to moderate plant material including all non-water consuming surface materials used in and around the plants shall be used and the plant coverage cannot exceed 50% of the landscaped area when fully mature.
Any existing lawn irrigation plumbing/system must be removed/rendered useless or replaced with an approved low volume irrigation system if low to moderate plant material is installed in the newly landscaped area.
Dead lawns will not be eligible for a rebate. The material(s) must be installed at the service address listed on the application. Rebates are for lawn replacement only. For additional information or applications please call PCWA Customer Services at (530) 823-4850.
Commercial Rebate Programs:
PCWA commercial customers include businesses, schools, government facilities, parks, hotels, restaurants, and churches.
- High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) Rebate Program. This program offers up to a $200 rebate for the replacement of older 3 gallons or more flush toilets with new 1.28 or less gallons high-efficiency toilets for all customers in the PCWA service area. (more)The toilet rebate program is partially funded by a grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation and the Regional Water Authority. For more details and a list of qualifying toilets see: WaterSense Program - High Efficiency Fixtures
- Waterless Urinal Rebate Program. This program offers up to a $200 rebate for the replacement of older high-flow urinals with new waterless urinals. (more)In addition to saving water and sewer costs, waterless urinals are an improvement over traditional urinals in both maintenance and hygiene. This program is partially funded by a grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation and the Regional Water Authority. For more details and a list of qualifying toilets and urinals see: Smart Rebates Program - Qualifying High Efficiency Urinals
Rebates - General Terms and Conditions
Approved and eligible rebate amounts will be credited to your treated water account.
As the PCWA rebate programs are partially funded by other government grants, they are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and continue until the grant funding ends.
For technical information on the rebate products, go to the California Urban Water Conservation Council website at: www.cuwcc.org/products_tech.lasso
For additional Information...
For additional information or applications on any of the rebate programs please call PCWA Customer Services at (530) 823-4850 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.