Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) will continue to provide rebates for high efficiency toilets, turf removal and rain barrels beginning with the new fiscal year, July 1 announced Nina Jazmadarian, General Manager of FMWD.
During the previous fiscal year that ended June 30, $30,041 in rebates were provided to local residents to support the effort to be more independent of imported water supplies.
The following rebates are being offered to customers within the service area.
Residential High Efficiency Toilets – customers that replace older high-water use toilets with high-efficiency toilets can receive a $50 rebate. Only Water-Sense qualified high-efficiency toilets with a capacity of 1.28 gallons per flush or less qualify for rebates. (Check with your water provider for additional rebate dollars on selected items).
Turf Removal Program- Foothill area residents can receive up to $800 in rebates for removing their thirsty lawns and replacing with California Friendly plants, drought tolerant plants, mulch, or pervious hardscape.
Rain Barrels – customers can receive a rebate of up to 50% of the cost of a rain barrel up to $100, for a maximum of 8 rain barrels by capturing stormwater and using it to irrigate landscape.
Please visit the FMWD website at www.fmwd.com/conservation.aspx for information on how to apply for rebates.
In addition to the above rebates, residential customers can receive the following rebates through Metropolitan Water District of Southern California at http://socalwatersmart.com.
High Efficiency Clothes Washers – a rebate of up to $85 for one washer is being offered. Washers must have a water factor of 4.0 or less.
Weather-based Irrigation Controller- a rebate of $80 for less than 1 acre and $25 per station for more than 1 acre of irrigation is being offered.
Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles – Pop-up spray head nozzles can be replaced with these low-precipitation rate nozzles to help reduce run-off and irrigate more efficiently. The rebate for nozzles is $4 per nozzle with a minimum of 15 per application.
Foothill area commercial and industrial customers can receive rebates on water conservation devices as well. As a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Foothill’s customers are eligible for the Save-a-Buck Program which is now operating under the SoCalWaterSmart Program. For more information, go to http://socalwatersmart.com.
Foothill Municipal Water District provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Canada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, Las Flores Water Company and Rubio Canon Land & Water Association. Kinneloa Irrigation District, another retail agency, takes no water from Foothill.
More information can be found on the District’s website at www.fmwd.com.