Cash Rebate Increases for High-Efficiency Washers and Toilets to Encourage
Continued Water Conservation
LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2022) – As California enters a third year of drought, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is helping residential customers reduce their water use and save money with a 25% increase to its high-efficiency clothes washer rebate, from $400 to $500, as well as a more than 65% increase to its water-efficient toilet rebate, from $150 to $250. For business customers, rebates for low-flush toilets increased from $250 to $300.
The increased rebates are available now to all LADWP customers and will translate into ongoing, monthly bill savings for customers who take advantage of replacing their less efficient appliances and fixtures.
High-efficiency clothes washers use up to 55% less water than standard ones, reducing water use by over 11,000 gallons a year, while rebate-eligible toilets use more than 30% less water than less efficient models!
For LADWP’s large commercial customers, LADWP announced in January an eight-fold rebate increase of up to $2 million to the department’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP), a financial incentive program for large water conservation projects, such as upgrades of cooling towers, that help multifamily, commercial, and industrial building customers to conserve water.
As a part of TAP, LADWP is currently offering free cooling tower assessments. Customers just need to fill out a survey to verify they are qualified and a representative will come out to perform and inspection to get the process rolling.
“As all of California faces extremely dry conditions for a third year in a row, we are urgently calling for Angelenos to conserve and use water efficiently. Offering our customers higher-dollar rebates and other resources means they are able to continue saving water while also lowering their utility bill,” said Martin Adams, LADWP General Manager and Chief Engineer. “The less water used now means more water stored up for when it’s needed most in the later spring and summer months.”
LADWP continues to offer a wide array of rebates and incentive programs that encourage water use efficiency for residents and businesses, including: a $3-per-square-foot turf replacement rebate for residential and business customers; free design services for turf replacement projects; free turf removal workshops where customers learn how to transform their landscape to a beautiful, drought tolerant one; giveaways of free water conserving faucet aerators and showerheads; and generous rebates on landscaping devices like rotating sprinkler nozzles and weather-based irrigation controllers.
LADWP is also urging all customers to comply with the City of Los Angeles Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance, in place since 2009, which limits outdoor watering to three days a week, along with other prohibited uses of water.
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