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Residential Rebates

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the City of Corona Department of Water and Power are currently offering rebates for several water-saving and energy-efficient devices.

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Recirculating hot water system Recirculating Hot Water System Rebate
Trying to conserve water and save money? DWP is offering a $50 rebate on newly installed recirculating hot water systems. Click on the Recirculating Pumps tab below to learn more.

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Water-Efficient Appliances and Equipment Rebates

toilet rebate

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California offers rebates on several water efficient appliances and other equipment. To make these items more cost-effective DWP contributes additional rebate funding for high efficiency clothes washers (HECWs) and weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs) or Smart Controllers. This portion is automatically added to your rebate amount when you apply for your rebate online.

If you need assistance, please contact the Water Resources Team at
(951) 736-2234 or email StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.

Device/Item
(Click on the device name for a list of eligible devices)
Rebate
Amount
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer (HECW)
Requires a water factor of 4.0 or less.
$85
Premium High-Efficiency Toilets (PHET)
Requires 1.06 gallon per flush or less.
$40
Weather-Based Irrigation Controller (WBIC)
Less than one irrigated acre—limit two per address.
$80
Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Large Landscape (WBICLL)
One irrigated acre or larger.
$35/station
Soil Moisture Sensor
A sensor can be added to an existing compatible irrigation controller; however, it is not eligible for a rebate if the user already received a rebate for a Weather Based Irrigation Controller. Rebates are not available for both the Soil Moisture Sensor System and a Weather Based Irrigation Controller if purchased together.
$80
Soil Moisture Sensor
Larger residential sites.
$35/station
Rotating Nozzles
Minimum 15 nozzles—limit one time rebate per address.
$2/nozzle
Rain Barrels
Minimum size: 50 gallons.
Cisterns
Rebate depends on cistern capacity:


Maximum of 2 rain barrels or 1 cistern per home.
$75 per barrel (2 max)

One Cistern (1 max):
$250 for 200-500 gal.
$300 for 501-999 gal.
$350 for 1000+ gal.

Pool/Spa Cover Rebates Starting July 1, 2016

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The City of Corona Department of Water and Power has partnered with Western Municipal Water District to offer up to a $50 rebate on pool covers and up to a $25 rebate on spa covers.  A total of up to $75 is available for a rebate on both pool and spa covers.

Why do you need a pool/spa cover? 
Putting a cover on your pool can reduce evaporation by 70-90%. Plus, covering your pool can lower your energy and chemical costs.*

To receive a rebate for your pool/spa cover follow these steps:

  1. Purchase your pool cover between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  2. Submit a completed Pool/Spa Cover Rebate Application, a copy of your receipt, and a copy of your most recent water bill...or apply online.
  3. Choose how you would like to receive your rebate:
    - Check: We will send you a check for up to $75. It may take four to six weeks to receive your check.
    - Account Credit: We will apply up to a $75 credit to your water account within one week of receiving your application.

For a complete information package, click here. If you need assistance, please contact the Water Resources team at (951) 736-2234 or e-mail StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.

Submit applications to:
City of Corona Department of Water & Power
Attn:  Water Resources Team
755 Public Safety Way
Corona, CA 92880
Fax (951) 736-2455

Local Pool Supply Companies:

Argus Pool Supply
1501 Rimpau Ave. #111
951-734-0727

Supreme Pool Supply**
641 N. Main St. #102
951-734-4990

Pool Cover Specialists**
501 N Smith Ave. #107
951-279-6059

Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies**
351 Magnolia Ave. #105
951-520-2667

This program is funded by the City of Corona Department of Water & Power and Western Municipal Water District.

*Sources: California Energy Commission, U.S. Department of Energy 
**A discount is available to DWP customers.  Bring in your utility bill to get the discount.

Recirculating Hot Water Systems

Recirculating pump

The City of Corona Department of Water and Power is offering a $50 rebate on newly installed recirculating hot water systems.

What is a recirculating hot water system? 
A recirculating hot water system uses a by-pass valve that connects the cold and hot water supply lines at the fixture that is farthest away from the water heater. The by-pass valve uses the cold water line as the return loop back to the water heater, continuously recirculating hot water.

Why should you install a recirculating hot water system?
A recirculating pump will save water and cut your bill. Water savings depend on the flow rate, type of fixture and the distance from the hot water heater. Here is an example of potential savings:

  • 2 minutes per shower* x 2 gpm (max) x 2 people per house x 365 days x 5 years = 14,600 gallons
  • 4 minutes per shower* x 5 gpm (max) x 4 people per house x 365 days x 5 years = 146,000 gallons
  • 10 minutes per shower* x 5 gpm (max) x 8 people per house x 365 days x 5 years = 730,000 gallons

*Assuming the length of time varies for the hot water to travel to the farthest fixture.

To receive a rebate for your recirculating hot water system follow these steps:

  1. Purchase your recirculating hot water system between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
  2. Submit a completed Recirculating Pump Rebate Application, your original receipt, and a copy of your most recent water bill...or apply online.
  3. Choose how you would like to receive your rebate:
    - Check: We will send you a check for $50. It may take four to six weeks to receive your check.
    - Account Credit: We will apply a $50 credit to your water account within one week of receiving your application.

The Building Division does not require a permit for the installation of a retrofit hot water recirculating pump under the following conditions:

  1. The pump is added to existing piping system in a residential occupancy.
  2. The installation does not require any changes to the permanent piping system and the connections are made to existing threaded fittings.
  3. The installation does not require any electrical wiring other than a flexible cord and plug connection to an existing electrical outlet.
  4. The pump shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturers installation instructions and the latest edition of the California Plumbing Code.

The Building Division will issue a permit and perform inspections if a customer requests that a permit be issued (minimum fee).

For a complete information package, click here. If you need assistance, please contact the Water Resources team at (951) 736-2234 or e-mail StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.

Submit applications to:
City of Corona Department of Water & Power
Attn:  Water Resources Team
755 Public Safety Way
Corona, CA 92880
Fax (951) 736-2455

Cash for Grass Rebate Program 2016

demo garden

*Please note that applicants who have received a rebate from the Cash for Grass rebate program are not eligible.

The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is proud to offer the re-opening of the Cash for Grass rebate program to help residents replace their turf with water-saving plants. The purpose of the rebate program is to provide examples of water-wise planting alternatives to grass and to increase water use efficiency in Corona. The project is open to all parkway, front yard and back yard projects .

A rebate up to $2.00 per square foot of turf replaced is available for up to a maximum of 3,000 square feet until funding is depleted. Residents can remove more than 3,000 square feet of grass however a rebate will only apply to the first 3,000 square feet.

How to Get the Cash for Grass Rebate

Follow these steps to get your rebate:

  1. Read all the terms and conditions of the program and think about how you want to convert your landscaping. Front yard, parkway and backyard projects are eligible for a rebate. The converted area must contain enough plants to create at least 50% living plant cover when plants are fully grown. Synthetic turf is eligible for the rebate.
     
  2. Review all appropriate City guidelines. Talk to your landscaper and get quotes for your project. Refer to our resources (pages 4 - 10 of the application package) for tips and ideas. 

    Live in Eagle Glen?

    Click here
    to see specific guidelines for Eagle Glen HOA residents. All Eagle Glen residents must also complete the Eagle Glen Architectural Application.
     
  3. Complete and submit Application Part 1—Rebate Reservation to DWP. Funding is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
     
  4. Do NOT start killing or removing turf until you submit Application Part 1—Reservation Request and receive confirmation from DWP. Projects that have started or have been completed prior to approval from DWP will not be eligible.
     
  5. Check your mailbox or your email. We’ll send you a Rebate Reservation Confirmation with your Reservation Number, your start date, your expiration date and an estimated rebate amount. Don’t forget to contact DigAlert! at 811 to get clearance for your project before you start.
     
  6. Consider testing your soil before planting. Having nutrient–rich soil is important to the health of your turf removal project. Knowing what type of soil you have helps determine what plants to grow and how long to water them. Refer to our resources (page 10) for several local soils labs that provide low–cost soils testing and soil treatment recommendations.
     
  7. Transform your water-loving grass into a beautiful water-saving landscape. Kill your lawn, plant water-saving plants, retrofit your irrigation system, and put down mulch. 
     
  8. Finish your project within 90 days (3 months) from the date on your Rebate Reservation Confirmation.
     
  9. Complete and submit Application Part 2—Rebate Request. This part of the application will be sent to you with the Rebate Reservation Confirmation. If you didn't receive it, or need a new copy, please contact the Water Resources group at (951) 736-2234 or e-mail StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.
     
  10. We’ll call you! Once we receive your Application Part 2—Rebate Request, we'll call you to schedule an appointment for a post-conversion visit. 
     
  11. Check your mailbox for your rebate check! The rebate amount is up to $2 per square foot of grass removed in the front yard, parkway and/or backyard. Checks will be processed and mailed within 4 to 6 weeks.

For more information, call our Water Resources group at (951) 736-2234 or e-mail StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.

Resources for Killing Unwanted Turf

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