Rebates & Programs

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At the City of Hemet, we are committed to providing our customers with the tools and resources needed to take control of their water usage. The City of Hemet has partnered with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) to promote a number of regional indoor and outdoor rebate opportunities.

REBATES

Administered by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, conservation rebates are now available for City of Hemet Water District Customers. To view the full list of available rebates, please visit: www.bewaterwise.com

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RESIDENTIAL REBATES

Rebates are currently available for premium high-efficiency toilets, clothes washers, irrigation controllers, sprinkler nozzles, rain barrels & cisterns, soil moisture sensor system, and turf replacement. For more information, visit SoCal Water$mart

COMMERCIAL & HOA REBATES

Rebates are currently available for premium high-efficiency toilets, urinals, irrigation controllers, sprinkler nozzles, food equipment, and turf replacement. Financial incentives are available to property owners who convert potable water irrigation or industrial water systems to recycled water use. For more information, visit SoCal Water$mart. 

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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERICAL 

CA$H FOR GRASS REBATES

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) offers a Turf Removal program through bewaterwise.com. Program funding is provided by MWD of which EMWD is a member agency. The City of Hemet receives water from EMWD, which qualifies the City for MWD funding opportunities. MWD offers $2 per square foot for turf removal to transition water-thirsty turf to water efficient landscape. The program outlines what landscape criteria is acceptable to qualify for the turf removal rebate. Commercial customers will have a pre-award inspection to verify the quantity of turf being removed, and a post inspection to verify the criteria is met. Residential customers may also be inspected. All administrative processes and inspections will be conducted by bewaterwise staff. 

In addition to the $2 per square foot being offered through the MWD turf removal program, The City of Hemet will add additional funding of $1 per square foot to the water customers of the City of Hemet with a max amount of $100,000.00. There will be $60,000.00 allocated to commercial customers and  $40,000.00 would be allocated for residential. Funding is allocated on a first come first serve basis for both commercial and residential. APPLY NOW!

Ca$h for Grass Program Brochure (PDF)

*NEW Weather Based Irrigation Controller Rebate Program! 
The City of Hemet is excited to announce our new landscape irrigation controller rebate program! This program provides rebates to residents and commercial property owners with existing irrigation systems to upgrade to a Weather Based Irrigation Controller (WBIC). WBICs are designed to reduce water waste outdoors while keeping landscapes healthy and are an option for homeowners and businesses to achieve water-efficient irrigation scheduling. By using local weather data and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules, weather-based irrigation controllers determine when and how much to water. The City anticipates providing rebates to 500 residential properties and 20 commercial properties. Residential rebates will be available for up to $200 per property, while commercial rebates will be available for up to $4,000. The City encourages residents to consider purchasing EPA-identified WaterSense verified WBICs.

Weather Based Irrigation Controller Rebate Application (PDF)

EPA WATER SENSE

Take steps each day to save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard, and business. 

Always look for the EPA WaterSense label when purchasing new appliances and garden/home fixtures. The label indicates you're selecting a water–efficient product that can help your wallet and the environment.

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