On August 12, 2015, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced two new rebate programs to help Californians replace inefficient toilets and tear out water-guzzling lawns, further conserving water during the state's historic drought.
The "turf and toilet" rebate program is financed by the Proposition 1 water bond approved by voters in 2014. The program will help carry out Governor Brown's April 1 Executive Order on drought, http://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18913, to further reduce water use in homes by replacing more than 10 million square-feet of lawn and upgrading more than 60,000 water-wasting toilets.
DWR will oversee the two rebate programs, which provide a $100 consumer rebate to replace one old toilet per household and up to $2 per square foot for lawn replacement (up to $2,000 per household). Californians can visit, www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com or, http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/ to apply for the rebates.
California has been dealing with the effects of drought for four years. To learn about all the actions the state has taken to manage our water system and cope with the impacts of the drought, visit Drought.CA.Gov, http://drought.ca.gov/ Every Californian should take steps to conserve water; find out howat, www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com or http://www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com and http://waterwisesb.org/.