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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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Select the Energy-Efficient Devices tab below to learn about the energy rebates the City of Corona is now offering DWP customers.

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

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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 at www.socalwatersmart.com.

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

toilet rebateNew Rebate Opportunity for High Efficiency Toilets from the State!
In support of the State’s drought response the Department of Water Resources (DWR) is offering a rebate of up to $100 for qualified US Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense certified high-efficiency toilets (1.28 gallons per flush or less). The program offers one toilet rebate per residence and is open to single family residents throughout the state. For more information and to apply for this rebate visit the program website at www.saveourwaterrebates.com/toilet-rebates.html.

Device / Item
(Click on the device name for a list of eligible devices)
MWD
Rebate
WMWD Incentive DWP Added Incentive Total
Incentive
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer (HECW)
Requires a water factor of 4.0 or less - limit one per address
$85
$0 $50 $135
Premium High-Efficiency Toilets (PHET)
Requires 1.06 gallon per flush or less - limit nine per address and is a one time rebate
$40 $0 $0 $40
Weather-Based Irrigation Controller (WBIC)
Less than one irrigated acre - limit two per address and is a one time rebate. Rebates are not available for both the Soil Moisture Sensor System and a Weather Based Irrigation Controller.
$80 $60 $60 $200
Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Large Landscape (WBICLL)
One irrigated acre or larger. Rebates are not available for both the Soil Moisture Sensor System and a Weather Based Irrigation Controller.
$35/station $0 $0 $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.- Limit two per address
$80 $0 $0 $80
Soil Moisture Sensor
Larger residential sites greater than one acre - up to 160 stations
$25/station $0 $0 $25/station
Rotating Nozzles
Minimum 30 nozzles - limit one time rebate per address.
$2/nozzle
$0 $0 $2/nozzle
Rain Barrels
Minimum size: 50 gallons. - maximum of 4 rain barrels per address. Rebates are not available for both rain barrels and cisterns. Customer must choose a rain barrel rebate or a cistern rebate.
$75/barrel $0 $0 $75/barrel
Cisterns
Minimum size: 200 gallons. - one per address. Rebates are not available for both rain barrels and cisterns. Customer must choose a rain barrel rebate or a cistern rebate.
$300 $0 $0 $300

Pool Cover Rebates

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covered pool

The City of Corona Department of Water and Power has partnered with Western Municipal Water District to offer a $50 rebate on pool covers.

Why do you need a pool 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 cover follow these steps:

  1. Purchase your pool cover betweenJuly 1, 2015 and June 31, 2016..
  2. Submit a completed Pool 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 $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.

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.

Solar Partnership

solar installation

The City of Corona Department of Water & Power (DWP) is committed to promoting and supporting renewable technologies. To help our customers save money, DWP offers our electrical customers rebates to reduce the purchase and installation costs for photovoltaic (PV) systems and a net metering credit for producing solar electricity.

The rebate amount for 2016 is $0.63 per watt for systems up to a maximum size of 3 kilowatts for residents (up to $1,890) and 25 kilowatts for businesses (up to $15,750). Customers interested in installing a PV system should contact a solar contractor prior to contacting DWP.

See the Customer Information Summary for a quick overview of DWP's Solar Partnership Program.

How the Program Works

This program is only for customers receiving electricity distributed by the DWP. See the DWP electric service area map.

For those not receiving electricity from the DWP, contact your energy service provider for other rebate opportunities. To reserve the incentive, please review the program guidelines before completing and submitting the program application. You will receive a confirmation letter once the reservation has been approved.

  1. Complete and sign the Interconnection and Net Metering Agreement with the DWP. This agreement spells out the terms and conditions of the customer's responsibilities as a power producer and delineates the terms of the DWP net metering rate.
  2. Please contact the Department of Water and Power’s Finance and Administration Manager to obtain the required building and electric permits to install the PV system.
  3. Install the PV system that is compliant with the terms and conditions of the DWP Solar Partnership Program. A minimum 10-year full-system warranty against defective parts, workmanship or unusual degradation of the system output from the PV retailer or installer is required.
  4. Request a Solar Partnership Program inspection from DWP after the installation has been completed and after the system has successfully passed the City of Corona Department of Water and Power’s inspection.
  5. Submit the following documents to DWP:
    - The signed Interconnection Agreement (Customer should make and keep a copy of the agreement on file).
    - A copy of the receipt for the PV system.
    - A copy of the PV system 10-year warranty.
  6. After the required documents have been submitted and approved by the DWP, the rebate check will be mailed within thirty (30) days.

Learn More

Here are resources for more information about solar systems and contractors:

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

Cash for Grass Rebate Program has ended.

Cash for Grass Rebate Program has ended. Please note that Corona residents do not qualify for the statewide turf replacement rebate program funded by the Department of Water Resources. This program is for areas in California where there was not a $2.00 per square foot rebate program.

With unprecedented demand for the Cash for Grass program, the City of Corona Department of Water and Power ended its rebate program on 7/9/2015. Residents can still apply to the waiting list at www.socalwatersmart.com until funds are exhausted.

This program was co-funded by the City and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. In the last year, over $350 million in rebates was distributed in Southern California through the program. The program’s success in Corona has helped in our efforts to comply with the state’s mandated water restrictions. The impact has been noticeable and the City’s water usage went down 20% in the month of June in comparison to 2013. We thank all our residents for their hard work in helping Corona conserve water today and in the future.

Corona residents will have another opportunity to apply for the rebate this fall. To be added to the waiting list, go to www.socalwatersmart.com.

Applied but waiting for your reservation confirmation?
If you applied and received an email from DWP or SoCalWaterSmart confirming your application was received, this is NOT a reservation. You will receive a second email once your application is processed and approved that includes a reservation number and authorization to proceed with your project. Due to the high volume of applications received it may take up to 6 weeks for your application to be reviewed and approved. Do not proceed with your project until you receive your reservation confirmation, otherwise you may be disqualified.

Have questions regarding your application or would like to confirm the approval of your application?
Please direct any questions regarding your rebate application to DWP’s Water Resources Team at (951) 736-2234 or email StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com. You can also contact SoCalWaterSmart at (888) 376-3314 or email trprebates@egia.org.

Still interested in replacing your turf grass, but don’t want to wait for the rebate program in the fall?
Here are some great resources to help you successfully turn your lawn into a water wise garden:

We’re here to help! If you have any questions along the way, please call us at (951) 736-2234.

Energy Rebates for the City of Corona Department of Water and Power Customers

Over 96% of Corona residents receive electric service from Southern California Edison and therefore do not qualify for these City of Corona DWP energy rebates.

Do you receive electric service from Southern California Edison? Check this map to see who provides your electric service.

If you are a Southern California Edison customer, please visit this link for more information on available rebates.

DWP is excited to offer rebates for energy-efficiency equipment and appliances to help our electrical customers save money! Appliances and energy-efficient equipment must be purchased after January 1, 2016. If you receive electric service from Southern California Edison, please visit this link for more information on available rebates.

Learn more about applying for and obtaining your rebate here.

Use the tables below to determine which appliances and equipment qualify for rebates.

 

Device / Item
(Click on the device name for the information sheet.)
Incentive
Ducted Evaporative Cooling System
Ducted evaporative coolers must be permanently installed through the wall or on the roof. Must also have UL recognized electrical components.
$300
Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater
Hybrid electric water heaters must have an energy factor of 2.0 or greater.
$200
Variable-Speed Pool Pump and Motor
Variable-speed pool pump and motor must be installed in a pre-existing or new in-ground pool. Note: Pool pumps installed in a spa, Jacuzzi or pond do not qualify for a rebate.
$200

DWP is excited to offer a rebate for energy-efficient Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC) to help our electrical customers save money! Equipment must be purchased after January 1, 2016. Please use this application to apply for an energy-efficient Air Conditioner or HVAC system.

Air Conditioner or HVAC Incentive
Air Conditioner
A licensed Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractor must have a C-20 license to install the air conditioning unit.

Check our fact sheet before purchasing an air conditioner: High-Efficiency Air Conditioner.
Up to $1,100

DWP reserves the right to inspect installation premise or request additional information/documentation prior to rebate payment.

Rebates are available until funding is exhausted. DWP reserves the right to modify, amend or terminate the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason without prior notice.

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