Water conservation should be a way of life, and practicing water-saving habits is something we can all do. But there are water-saving devices we can use as well.
The SoCal Water$mart Program is offering a number of rebates for water-efficient purchases for your home, indoors and out.
How much money can you save with rebates?
By taking advantage of the rebates available to Santa Ana residents, you will not only see a difference in your water bill, but can save money on high-efficiency appliances and devices too.
High-Efficiency Clothes Washers
High-efficiency clothes washers use 55 percent less water than standard clothes washers. Less water means less energy needed for water heating, lowering your energy bill too. Rebates start at $85 per washer.
Premium High-Efficiency Toilets
Premium high-efficiency toilets use 20 percent less water and flush the same amount of waste just as, if not more, effectively. Rebates start at $85 per toilet.
Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles
Multi-trajectory, rotating streams apply water more slowly and uniformly to your landscape, encouraging healthy plant growth. Rebates start at $2 per nozzle.
Weather Based Irrigation Controller
Allows for more accurate, customized irrigation by automatically adjusting the schedule and amount of water in response to changing weather conditions. Rebates start at $80 or $35 per controller.
Water your landscape more efficiently and save water by converting areas irrigated by spray heads to drip irrigation. The current residential rebate level is up to $175 per component bundle (kit), and can be applied towards eligible equipment. Each site is eligible for up to three (3) kits. View more information about the Spray to Drip Rebate Program offered by Municipal Water District of Orange County.
Soil Moisture Sensor System
A soil moisture sensor measures soil moisture content in the active root zone on your property. Rebates start at $80 or $35 per system.
Collecting and re-using rainwater from lawns and gardens minimizes the amount of water flowing into your storm drains, sewer systems and local waterways. Rebates start at $75 per barrel.
Incentives for businesses
Santa Ana businesses are eligible for generous rebates to help encourage water efficiency and conservation. The SoCal Water$mart program offers cash rebates for plumbing fixtures, landscaping equipment, food equipment, HVAC equipment, and medical and dental equipment.
SoCal Water$mart provides screened and approved contractors with the ability to receive rebate payments directly for installations of eligible products. offers a Direct Rebate Program for contractors, where contractors can apply offers contractors rebates for installations of eligible products.