In light of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent declaration of a statewide drought emergency, including a voluntary 15 percent reduction in water usage, the Triunfo Water & Sanitation District is urging its water customers to take advantage of current water conservation rebates.
For a limited time, a $3 per square foot rebate is available to replace lawns with organic, drought-tolerant landscaping and water-saving irrigation systems. “This offer will last until funding runs out,” says Triunfo Board Chair Raymond Tjulander. “Then, the rebate will likely return to $2 per square foot so it’s best to act now if you’re thinking of replacing your lawn. A 500 square-foot lawn conversion can mean a $1,500 rebate.”
Other rebates can offer significant savings. They include rebates for cisterns ($250 to $350), smart irrigation controllers ($135), high-efficiency clothes washers ($130), soil moisture sensor systems ($105), high-efficiency toilets ($85), rain barrels ($45).
For a list of available rebates and to learn how to apply, visit the Triunfo Water & Sanitation website, www.triunfowsd.com.