The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a rebate program that provides a rebate for removing turf grass at California single-family residences. The turf rebate program is financed by the Proposition 1 water bond approved by voters in 2014. The program will help further reduce water use in homes by replacing more than 10 million square-feet of lawn. DWR will oversee the rebate program, that provides up to $2 per square foot for lawn replacement. Californians can visit www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com to apply for the rebate.
Clothes Washer Rebates
2017: $100 Rebate Program planned. Details Coming Soon!
The clothes washer is typically the second largest water user inside the home, after toilets. While traditional washers may use more than 40 gallons of water per load, new high-efficiency models use less than 18 gallons, saving more than 50% in water and energy costs. High-efficiency washers also require less detergent, are gentler on your clothes, and result in shorter drying times. The U.S. EPA's Energy Star Program certifies clothes washers to assist consumers, and has developed new criteria to label exceptional products as Energy Star Most Efficient.
Stay tuned for additional information on water conservation rebates available in Summer 2017.
If you receive a water bill, check with you water supplier
to find out what rebates they offer. Visit the Watershed Information and Conservation Council's website to find out more.
Water Wise Landscaping
Selecting appropriate plants, mulching, and frequently adjusting irrigation to match the weather are just a few of the actions you can take to save water in your landscape. Learn more about Water-Wise Gardening in the Napa Valley.
In September 2009, the Napa County Board of Supervisors authorized County staff to begin outreach on a water conservation program in the unincorporated county, specifically targeting the Milliken-Sarco-Tulocay (MST) area. County staff, with input from the agricultural community, the Napa County Resource Conservation District, and the California Department of Fish and Game have come up with some opportunities to help residents, growers, and winery owners alike conserve water.