Rebates

You may be eligible for rebates, which we offer as an incentive to install water efficiency improvements in your home, landscape or business. Please note that our rebates are available on a first come, first served basis and funding is not guaranteed.

Residential Rebates

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Rebate Available

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Funding Depleted

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Smart Leak Detector/Flow Monitor Device 
Save water and get alerts of high use and leaks. Rebate of $100 on qualified devices from SoCal WaterSmart (888-376-3314)

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Mulch
Keeps your soil cool and reduces water evaporation. Rebate of $25 per cubic yard up to $100 on qualified plant-based mulch from Helix Water District (619-667-6226)

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Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles
Applies water more evenly and slowly than regular spray heads, reducing water runoff and misting. Rebate of $4 per nozzle (30 nozzle minimum) on select models from SoCal WaterSmart (888-376-3314)

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Weather-Based Irrigation Controller

Adjusts watering based on the weather. Rebate of up to $200 if < 1 acre OR $35 per station if > 1 acre on select models 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

Adjusts irrigation controller to waters to needs of the soil. Rebate of up to $80 if < 1 acre OR $35 per station if > 1 acre on select models 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
Collect rain water and use it for lawns and gardens. Rebate up to $35 per barrel (50 gallon minimum, up to 2 barrels) 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
Collect a lot of water and use it for lawns and gardens. 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 Metropolitan Water District’s Turf Replacement Program offers a rebate of $3.00 per square foot (up to 5,000 sf) to Helix customers replacing grass with sustainable landscaping. DO NOT remove your grass before you apply and are officially enrolled in the program. Synthetic/artificial turf is NOT eligible for the program. Visit SoCal WaterSmart to learn about eligibility requirements and to apply.

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FREE Low Flow Showerheads
Get a free showerhead with a 1.75 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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Premium High Efficiency Toilet
Toilets account for up to 30 percent of indoor water use. Receive a rebate up to $40 on qualifying 1.1 gallons per flush (GPF) or less models from SoCal WaterSmart (888-376-3314)

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High Efficiency Clothes Washer

High efficiency clothes washers use up to 55 percent less water and 25 percent less water than conventional clothes washers. Get a rebate up to $85 from SoCal WaterSmart (888-376-3314), and a rebate up to $25 on select models may be available from SDG&E (800-411-7343)

Commercial Rebates

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Rebate Available

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Funding Depleted

Plumbing

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Premium High Efficiency Toilets
Rebates up to $40 for select 1.1 gallon per flush (GPF) or less toilets 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) (10 valve minimum)
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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.

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 and 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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Commercial Turf Replacement
The Metropolitan Water District’s Commercial Turf Replacement Program offers a rebate of $3.00 per square foot (up to 10,000 sf) and $2.00 per square foot (up to 50,000 sf) to Helix customers replacing grass with sustainable landscaping. DO NOT remove your grass before you apply and are officially enrolled in the program. Synthetic/artificial turf is NOT eligible for the program. Visit SoCal WaterSmart to learn about eligibility requirements and to apply.

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