Programs

The Coachella Water Authority & Sanitary District’s turf removal rebate program helps customers reduce outdoor water use by converting their lawn to low-water landscaping. Using less water outdoors is the best way to conserve and lower your water bill. Replace your grass with beautiful, desert-friendly landscaping and get up to $3,000 back. Removing grass also saves maintenance costs over time. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t delay, sign up today!

Follow these steps to get your rebate:

  1. Read all the terms and conditions of the program and think about how you want to convert your landscaping.
  2. Click here to download and fill out the application. Haga clic aquí para descargar la aplicación en español. Funding is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Do NOT kill or remove turf until you receive confirmation from the Coachella Water Authority & Sanitary District.
  3. Submit the completed application to Coachella Water Authority & Sanitary District, 53462 Enterprise Dr, Coachella, CA 92236.
  4. Once you receive preapproval, Contact Dig-Alert! at 811 to get clearance for your project before you start.
  5. Finish your project within 120 days (4 months) from the date on your Rebate Reservation Confirmation.
  6. Submit photos of the completed project
  7. Check your mailbox for your rebate check!

We’re here to help!

If you have any questions along the way, please call us at (760) 501-8100.

Click here for Turf Rebate Program terms and conditions

Upgrade your irrigation system! To help customers reduce outdoor water use, Coachella Water Authority and Sanitary District is offering a rebate to cover the cost of a smart irrigation controller. These controllers help maintain a beautiful landscape by automatically adjusting irrigation settings based on local weather conditions. Rebates for the controllers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. To receive a controller rebate, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click here to review eligibility requirements and Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate Program terms and conditions.
  2. If you meet all requirements and agree to the conditions, purchase and install your smart controller.
  3. Complete and submit the application to Coachella Water Authority & Sanitary District, 53462 Enterprise Dr, Coachella, CA 92236.  Click here to download the English application. Haga clic aquí para descargar la aplicación en español. Remember to include a copy of your receipt and photo of controller and start saving water outdoors!

We’re here to help!

If you have any questions along the way, please call us at (760) 501-8100.

INDOOR CONSERVATION TIPS

OUTDOOR CONSERVATION TIPS

Take The Challenge

  •  Use a shutoff nozzle on the hose instead of leaving the water running
    while washing your car

    • 8-18 gallons per minute
  • Adjust sprinklers to prevent runoff
    • 15-25 gallons per day
  • Repair leaks and broken sprinklers
    • 10 gallons per minute per leak
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks
    • 8-18 gallons per minute
  • Repair leaking hose bibs
    • 15-20 gallons per day per leak
  • Upgrade to a smart irrigation controller that automatically
    adjusts watering times to the season and weather

    • 40 gallons per day
  • Install a drip irrigation system
    for trees and flowers to get water to the roots more efficiently

    • 20-25 gallons per day
  • Repair any leaks around pool and spa pumps
    • 20 gallons per day per leak
  • Install covers on pool and spa to reduce evaporation
    • 30 gallons per day
  • Replace an older, inefficient washing machine
    • 20-30 gallons per load
  • Wash only full loads of laundry
    • 15-50 gallons per load
  • Fix leaky toilets
    • 30-500 gallons per day per toilet
  • Replace older, high-volume flushing toilets
    • 2.2 to 3.8 gallons per flush
  • Turn off water when brushing teeth
    • 2 gallons per minute
  • Take shorter showers
    • 2.5 gallons per minute
  • Fill the bathtub only half full while bathing
    • 15-25 gallons per bath
  • Don’t use the toilet as a wastebasket
    • 1.6 gallons per flush
  • Run the dishwasher only when full
    • 2 to 4.5 gallons per load
  • Turn off water when washing dishes
    • 2.5 gallons per minute
  • Install aerators with flow restrictors on kitchen/bathroom faucets
    • 4.7 gallons per day
  • Fix leaky faucets
    • 15-20 gallons per day per leak

Our Key Contact

Berlinda Blackburn

Environmental Compliance Manager

(760) 501-8100

bblackburn@coachella.org

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