Water Rebates - Residential

Take advantage of limited time rebate offers on qualifying devices. Please call the Municipal Water District of Orange County at (714) 963-3058 or visit the Orange County Water Smart website to learn about rebates for:

Attention: Rebates are subject to availability. Apply for your rebate as soon as possible.

  • Outdoor Rebates
    • Turf Removal
      • Landscape Design Assistance Program
      • Landscape Out of the Box Design Plans
      • Landscape Maintenance Assistance Program
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Smart Sprinkler Timers
    • Sprinkler Nozzles
    • Soil Moisture Sensors
    • Rain Barrels and Cisterns
  • Indoor Rebates
    • High Efficiency Clothes Washers
    • Premium High Efficiency Toilets

Outdoor Rebates

Turf Removal

Replace thirsty turf with a beautiful, climate-appropriate landscape.

Landscape Design Assistance Program

Professional landscape design assistance, which includes a comprehensive climate appropriate plant palette, on-site infiltration, and a water-efficient irrigation design and maintenance plan.

Landscape Out of the Box Design Plans

The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) has collaborated with top landscape designers to create FREE landscape designs for your use. The designs in the following six categories are based upon examples of landscapes that thrive in Southern California’s semi-arid climate.

Landscape Maintenance Assistance Program

Maintain your new landscape with professional help! MWDOC offers FREE custom landscape maintenance plans for Turf Removal Program participants to help sustain a beautiful landscape all year long!

Drip Irrigation

Convert spray heads to drip irrigation, which uses emitters to deliver water to specific locations at, or near, plant root zones.

Smart Sprinkler Timers (Weather Based Irrigation Controller)

Smart controllers use water more efficiently than traditional timers by adjusting the watering schedule based on current weather conditions. This provides the right amount of water for each part of your landscape each day.

Residential smart controller typically range from $150 to $1,000 and commercial smart controllers range from $300 to approximately $11,000. These ranges vary depending on the size of the sprinkler system.

Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles

Upgrading to rotating sprinkler nozzles distributes water more evenly and efficiently than traditional pop-up spray heads.

Soil Moisture Sensors

Soil moisture sensor controllers are placed below ground in the root zones of lawns and landscapes to determine if and how long to water. They are available as stand-alone controllers or add-on devices to existing controllers.

Rain Barrels and Cisterns

Capture the rainwater that falls on your roof and use it later to water your plants. Rain barrels can reduce urban runoff and ocean pollution.

Indoor Rebates

High Efficiency Clothes Washers

Upgrade your old washing machine to a high efficiency clothes washer that uses up to 55% less water and gets clothes just as clean.

Premium High Efficiency Toilets

Get paid to replace your old toilets with premium high efficiency models that use just 1.06 gallons or less per flush while maintaining high performance standards.

To Apply For Rebates

To learn more details about the rebate programs and to apply, please visit the Orange County Water Smart website. 

  • Applications
  • Potential rebate amount
  • Program description
  • Restrictions and eligibility requirements