Rebates and Services

Water Efficient Landscape Program

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Save water, beautify your landscaping and reduce your maintenance time!

The city of Pleasanton is offering $0.25 per square foot to Residential Customers and $.50 per square foot to Irrigation Customers who replace existing thirsty front lawns or sidewalk-visible lawns with drought tolerant landscaping.

In conjunction with Zone 7’s Water-Efficient Lawn Conversion Rebate, you can increase your rebate value by applying to BOTH rebate programs simultaneously. Customers can get up to $1,000 (Residential) or $5,500 (Commercial/Irrigation) by participating in both programs! (see program Terms and Conditions).

Maximum rebates through the City of Pleasanton are $250 for single family and $3,000 for irrigation and commercial customers. Funding is limited.

Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Rebate

In conjunction with Zone 7, Pleasanton offers Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Rebates up to $75 for single-family residences, and up to $100 for multi-family residences. The maximum rebate for non-residential properties is up to 50% of the cost of the new controller, with a maximum rebate of $3,000.

Non-residential customers: Only one rebate per water account number. For example, if your property has three water account numbers, you can apply for three controllers on one rebate application.

Water-Efficient Irrigation Rebate for Irrigation Customers

broken shower headReduce outdoor water use and promote a healthy and attractive landscape by improving watering efficiency through the installation of water-efficient irrigation hardware.

Irrigation meter customers participating in the City of Pleasanton’s Water-Efficient Landscape Program are eligible for rebates towards qualifying water-efficient irrigation equipment utilized on the converted landscape area. Qualifying equipment include rain sensors, pressure regulating devices and rotary nozzles. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

Controller Assistance Program

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Need advice on how to much and when to water your landscaping? The City offers free controller assistance visits to residential and non-residential water customers. This service includes:

  • A walk-through site/irrigation system evaluation of your property
  • Irrigation controller programming assistance

The Controller Assistance Program is open to all water customers with landscaping that are responsible for the property water bill. Home occupants that are not the homeowner must provide signed consent and waiver from the homeowner. Interested customers with questions can contact the City’s Water Conservation Program: 925-931-5531.

aerator - water efficiency deviceFree Indoor Water-Efficient Device Program

Was your home built before 1994? If so, and you have not remodeled since, your home is likely equipped with inefficient water hardware. Stop by the Customer Service Center at 3333 Busch Road to pick up water-efficient showerheads (limit 3) and bathroom aerators (limit 3).

You can also pick up free toilet dye strips to check for toilet leaks.

Free Water Conservation Lavatory Signs

water conservation lavatory signsCommercial customers can request these easy-to-use water conservation clings (non-stick) on lavatory mirrors. The signs help remind customers and employees to be mindful of water waste. Sign requests can be made by calling (925) 931-5515, or email:  

Water Efficient Washing Machines

In cooperation with Zone 7, you can receive rebates of up to $100 for qualifying purchases of high-efficiency Energy Star Most Efficient Clothes Washers. Zone 7 is ending the Energy Star Most Efficient Clothes Washer Program at the end of this year because plumbing and energy codes are changing and will only allow Energy Star rated clothes washers to be sold in the market.

This program is anticipated to end December 31, 2018. Applications for qualifying Energy Star Most Efficient Clothes Washers purchased and installed on or before December 31, 2018 must be mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2019.