Rebates & Services

Our Free Home Water Use Evaluation

 We send a Helix conservation expert to check your fixtures, irrigation and landscape and recommend water saving strategies. Email conserve@helixwater.org or call 619-667-6261 to schedule an appointment.

Residential Programs

You may be eligible for rebates. They are available on a first come, first served basis and funding is not guaranteed.

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REBATES

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High Efficiency Clothes Washer

Rebate up to $85 from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314), and a rebate up to $50 on select models may be available from SDG&E (800-411-7343)

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High Efficiency Toilet
Rebate up to $40 on 1.06 gallons per flush (GPF) models from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles
Rebate of $4 per nozzle (30 nozzle minimum) from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Weather-Based Irrigation Controller

Rebate of up to $200 if < 1 acre OR $35 per station if > 1 acre from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314) (you can apply for a rebate on a controller OR a soil moisture sensor system — not both)

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Soil Moisture Sensor System

Rebate of up to $80 if < 1 acre OR $35 per station if > 1 acre from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314) (you can apply for a rebate on a controller OR a soil moisture sensor system — not both)

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Rain Barrels
Rebate up to $35 per barrel (50 gallon minimum) from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314) (you can apply for a rebate on rain barrels OR cisterns, but not both)

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Rain Cisterns
Rebate of up to $250 for 200-500 gallon cisterns, $300 for 501-999 gallons or $350 for 1,000 or more gallons from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314) (max. 1 per address; you can apply for a rebate on rain barrels OR cisterns — not both)

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Turf Replacement
The San Diego County Water Authority’s Sustainable Landscapes program offers rebates up to $1.75 per square foot for replacing grass with landscaping that provides environmental benefits. DO NOT remove your grass before you apply and are officially enrolled in the program. Visit Sustainable Landscapes Program to learn more and to sign up to be notified when the application process opens.

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Artificial Turf
Receive a 10% discount on artificial turf from participating companies; visit WaterSmart San Diego County to learn more

SERVICES

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FREE Low Flow Showerheads
Get a free showerhead with a two gallons per minute flow rate— a 20% savings over standard showerheads. Limited to three per customer, at our Administration Office at 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa.

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The Water Conservation Garden
This five acre botanical garden, which we co-developed, is full of ideas for your water efficient landscape. It’s located at 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West in El Cajon. Call 619-660-0614 or go to www.thegarden.org.

Multi-Family & Commercial Programs

You may be eligible for rebates. They are available on a first come, first served basis and funding is not guaranteed.

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PLUMBING

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High Efficiency Toilets

Rebates up to $100 for multi-family, commercial and Flushometer toilets, and up to $145 for a 4 liter toilet from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Ultra Low and Zero Water Urinals

$200 rebate from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Plumbing Flow Control Valves

Rebate of $5 per valve from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314) (20 valve minimum)

HVAC

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Cooling Tower Conductivity Controller

$625 rebate from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Cooling Tower pH Controller

$1,750 rebate from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

HOSPITALITY

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Connectionless Food Steamer

$485 rebate per compartment from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Air Cooled Ice Machine

$1,000 rebate from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

MEDICAL & DENTAL

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Dry Vacuum Pump

$125 rebate per 0.5 horsepower from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Laminar Flow Restrictor

$10 rebate from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314) (10 unit minimum)

LANDSCAPING

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Irrigation Controller

$35 rebate per station from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Rotating Nozzles for Pop-Up Spray Heads

$4 rebate per nozzle from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Large Rotary Nozzles

$13 rebate per set from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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In-Stem Flow Regulator

$1 rebate per unit from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Soil Moisture Sensor System

$35 rebate per station from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314)

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Rain Barrels

Rebate of up to $75 per barrel from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314) (up to 4 barrels)

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Turf Removal

Incentive from Socal Watersmart (888-376-3314); check the website for current status of program

SERVICES

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FREE Smart Landscape Evaluation

Our water conservation expert will inspect your irrigation system and provide you with a comprehensive report identifying issues and recommendations.  You decide what you want to do and when. Email conserve@helixwater.org or call 619-667-6261 to schedule.

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FREE Low Flow Showerheads
We have free showerheads with a 2.0 gallons per minute flow rate—that’s a 20 percent water savings over standard showerheads. Drop by our Administration Office at 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa to get yours. The limit is three per customer.

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