Toilets account for up to 30% of indoor water use. Receive a rebate up to $40 on qualifying 1.1 gallons per flush (GPF) or less models. Go to SoCal WaterSmart: High-Efficiency Toilet Rebates or (call 888-376-3314).
High-efficiency clothes washers use up to 55% less water and 25% less energy than conventional clothes washers. Get a rebate up to $85 on select models from SoCal WaterSmart: High-Efficiency Clothes Washer (call 888-376-3314).
Attach a smart leak detector, a.k.a. flow monitor, on your water meter and receive alerts through your smartphone every time it identifies high water use or a potential leak. Get a $150 rebate on qualified devices from SoCal WaterSmart: Smart Leak Detector and Flow Monitoring Device Rebates or (call 888-376-3314).
Rotating nozzles apply water more evenly and slowly than regular spray heads, reducing water runoff and misting. Rebate of $2 per nozzle (15 nozzle minimum) on select models from SoCal WaterSmart - Sprinkler Nozzles, (call 888-376-3314).
Weather-based, or smart, controllers adjust your watering time based on the weather. Rebate is up to $200 (Helix supplements the rebate amount) if your property is less than one acre, or $35 per station if it is more than one acre, on select models from Socal WaterSmart - Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers (call 888-376-3314). Please note, you can apply for a rebate on a controller or a soil moisture sensor system, but not both.
Residents in unincorporated areas of San Diego County may be eligible for an increased incentive of up to $60 per station if the property is more than one acre. Check the County of San Diego's Waterscape Rebate Program.
Soil moisture sensors tell your irrigation controller how long to water. Rebates of up to $80 are available for properties under one acre, or $35 per station for properties over an acre, on select models from SoCal WaterSmart - Sprinkler Nozzles (call 888-376-3314). Please note, you can apply for a rebate on a weather-based irrigation controller or a soil moisture sensor system, but not both.
We offer a rebate of $25 per cubic yard up to $100 on qualified plant-based mulch. Buy and install your mulch, then complete the Mulch Rebate Application and submit it with photos and a copy of your sales receipt.
Rebates are available on a first come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Questions? Contact us at 619-667-6226 or [email protected].
The Metropolitan Water District's Turf Replacement Program offers a rebate of $2 per square foot (up to 5,000 square feet) 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's Turf Replacement Program page to learn about eligibility requirements and apply.
Residents in unincorporated areas of San Diego County may be eligible for an increased incentive of up to $4 per square foot through the County of San Diego's Waterscape Rebate Program.
Collect rainwater and use it for lawns and gardens. Rebates up to $35 per barrel (50 gallon minimum, up to 2 barrels) are available from SoCal WaterSmart: Rain Barrels Rebates, call 888-376-3314. Please note, that you can apply for a rebate on rain barrels or cisterns, but not both.
Collect a lot of water and use it for lawns and gardens. Rebate of up to $250 for 200 to 500 gallon cisterns, $300 for 501 to 999 gallons or $350 for 1,000 or more gallons from SoCal WaterSmart: Rain Cisterns Rebates, call 888-376-3314. Please note, that rebates are limited to one cistern per property, and you can apply for a rebate on a cistern or rain barrel, but not both.
Residents in unincorporated areas of San Diego County may be eligible for an increased incentive of up to $450 for 200-1,500 gallons through the County of San Diego's Waterscape Rebate Program.
Rebates up to $40 are available for select toilets using 1.1 gallons or less per flush (GPF). Go to SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
New Ultra Low Water Urinals use only 1 pint (0.125 gallons) of water or less to flush. Or choose Zero Water Use. Replacing one high water use urinal with a zero water model can save up to 40,000 gallons of water per year. Get a $200 rebate at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
Flow Control Valves are designed to maintain water pressure while reducing water flow in faucets and showers by up to 60%. The devices limit flow to 2.0 gpm or less and are installed under sinks or before the showerhead. Rebate of $5 per valve (there is a 10 valve minimum) is available at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
Retrofitting your existing pop-up spray heads with rotating nozzle heads can save up to 6,600 gallons per nozzle over a five-year period. This is an ideal solution for parks, schools, office complexes, golf courses, nurseries and other commercial irrigation applications.
Get a $2 rebate per nozzle (30 nozzle minimum) at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
Retrofitting your plastic Large rotary sprinkler heads with metal high efficiency nozzles could result in an annual water savings of up to 6.5 percent. This is an ideal solution for large, open landscapes such as golf courses, parks, schools, race tracks, athletic fields and other large areas which require irrigation.
Get a rebate of $13 per set (8 set minimum) at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
Retrofitting your existing pop-up spray heads with in-stem flow regulators can save up to 1,000 gallons per device. This is an ideal solution for parks, schools, office complexes, golf courses, nurseries and other commercial irrigation applications.
Get a rebate of $1 per regulator (25 device minimum) at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
A soil moisture sensor measures soil moisture content in the active root zone on your property. A measurement is taken before each scheduled irrigation event, and the irrigation controller bypasses the scheduled run cycle if the soil moisture is above a certain threshold level defined by the user.
Rebates start at $35 per irrigation controller station at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
If your conductivity controller is more than 5 years old, it may be losing efficiency. Annual water savings with a new Cooling Tower Conductivity Controller can be as much as 800,000 gallons.
Get a $625 rebate per controller at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
Installing a state-of-the-art integrated pH Conductivity Controller will allow you to upgrade your cooling tower water treatment by adding chemicals that control the pH in the system. This may help prevent scaling in your cooling tower, even as you increase its water efficiency.
Get a $1,750 rebate at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
New water-efficient, connectionless (pressureless) food steamers, which have no water line or sewer discharge line, have been developed for small- to medium-size restaurants. Based on data from a study done by the Food Service Technology Center, the connectionless steamers save an average of 81,500 gallons per year with an estimated 10-year life.
Get a rebate of $485 per compartment at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
Typical, older water-cooled ice machines use 130-180 gallons of water to cool the machine -- per 100 pounds of ice produced. Air cooled machines eliminate this water use.
Get a rebate of $1,000 per machine at SoCal WaterSmart or 888-376-3314.
Liquid ring vacuum pumps use large quantities of water as a liquid seal to create the vacuum. Dry vacuum pumps are capable of creating an airtight seal without using water as a sealant by utilizing parts machined within extremely close tolerances.
Get a rebate of $125 per 0.5 horsepower at SoCal WaterSmart and 888-376-3314.
Laminar flow devices do not draw air into the water stream and produce a non-aerated clear stream of water, inhibiting bacterial growth and transmission. They are for installation in hospitals, urgent care, and other health care-related facilities.
Any non-aerating, laminar flow device that restricts flows to a rate of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or lower for hand washing fixtures qualifies for a rebate. The rebate is $10 per restrictor (10 minimum) at SoCal WaterSmart and 888-376-3314.
Free Low-Flow Showerheads
Low-flow showerheads are rated at 2.0 gallons per minute using 20% less water than traditional showerheads. Residential and commercial customers can pick up free showerheads at our front counter at 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa. Limit: 3 per home.
Free Faucet Aerators
If you don't have water-saving aerators in your bathroom faucets, then stop by Helix and ask for free, WaterSense-approved aerators. Installation is easy. Unscrew the tip of your faucet, pull out the old aerator and drop in the new one.