Rebates for water-saving devices will once again be available to San Diego County residents and businesses starting next week.
As of Sept.21, SoCal Water$mart and Save A Buck rebate programs began offering on a first-come, first-served basis until the $6 million allocated are depleted or until May 31, 2010, whichever comes first. Both programs are administered by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California through the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 retail member agencies.
Residents in the Water Authority's service area can apply for rebates on high-efficiency clothes washers, high-efficiency toilets, weather-based irrigation controllers, and rotary nozzles with pressure-regulating heads through the Water$mart program. No advance rebate reservation is required.
Applications for purchases made on or after Sept. 21 will be available online at http://socalwatersmart.com.
The Save A Buck program is available to water agency customers who own or manage commercial, industrial and institutional facilities or multi-family properties.
Save A Buck participants must obtain a rebate reservation online prior to purchase and installation of a qualifying device. Reservations are available at www.mwdsaveabuck.com on a first-come, first-served basis or until the $4.6 million for the program are depleted.
Since local water agencies may offer additional rebates or incentives, residents and businesses interested in participating in either program should first check with their local water provider. To find local water agencies, go to www.bewaterwise.com and www.20gallonchallenge.com or call (888) 376-3314.