Water Conservation Incentive Programs

​On February 16, 2016, the City Council updated the Water Conservation Incentive Programs designed to help you save water. The programs are described below. For information on the application process, click here.

Visit our Water Conservation Website at: www.thinkh2Onow.com 

Free Catch Bucket Program 
This program gives Pismo Beach residents 1 free shower catch bucket to use to catch unused shower water and re-purpose it for irrigation or utility purposes. To qualify for a rebate see terms and conditions on the application form

Rain Barrel Rebate Program 

This program will reimburse residents up to $100 ($50 per rain barrel) when up to two rain barrels are purchased and installed in order to utilize rain water, conserve potable water and reduce stormwater runoff. Only one rain barrel reimbursement per property. This rebate becomes effective on March 17th, 2016. To qualify for a rebate see terms and conditions on the application form

Cash for Grass Rebate Program

This program will reimburse residents $0.50 for every square foot of lawn removed and replaced with drought tolerant landscaping. New landscaping will be required to have drip or micro spray irrigation and be on an automatic timer. To qualify for a rebate, see the terms and conditions on the application form.See www.SaveOurWaterRabtes.com for an additional State rebate.

Rebate Amount   Minimum Rebate Amount  Maximum Rebate Amount
 $0.50 per ft² of grass removed
 $150 (300 ft²   LOTS < 4,750 ft²) $250 (500 ft²  LOTS ≥ 4,750 ft²)
 $2,500 (5,000 ft² or more of grass removed)

High Efficiency Toilet Rebate 
This program will provide a one-time rebate up to $100 for each 3.5 gallon per flush or higher replaced with a 1.28 gallon per flush or lower toilet. The rebate may be applied to the purchase and installation of a high-efficiency toilet which replaces a non-efficient toilet, not to exceed $100 per toilet. The applicant may choose to apply the full rebate to the purchase price and either pay for installation or install the unit themselves. To qualify for a rebate see terms and conditions on the application form. See www.SaveOurWaterRabtes.com for an additional State rebate.

The “turf and toilet” rebate program is financed by the Proposition 1 water bond approved by voters in 2014. The program will help carry out Governor Brown’s April 1 Executive Order on drought to further reduce water use in homes by replacing more than 10 million square-feet of lawn and upgrading more than 60,000 water-wasting toilets.

DWR will oversee the two rebate programs, which provide a $100 consumer rebate to replace one old toilet per household and up to $2 per square foot for lawn replacement. Californians can visit www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com to apply for the rebates.