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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Enhanced rebates now available for Western’s Riverside residential customers

Western to thank customers for recent efficient water use during State-operated pipeline repairs

RIVERSIDE, CA—Western Municipal Water District (Western) is thanking residential customers in Riverside for conserving more than 2 million gallons of water during critical repairs on a state-operated pipeline with four enhanced rebate offers. These newly increased rebates provide significant money and water saving opportunities for customers.

“Our Riverside customers answered the call for water conservation in a really significant way, and that ensured that Western’s water reserves could be used for essential indoor water needs like drinking and cleaning during repairs,” said Western Municipal Water District General Manager Craig Miller.

Rebate offers:

  • $350: High efficiency clothes washer to offset almost half the cost of qualifying appliances.
  • $300: Smart irrigation controllers to completely cover the cost of most controllers and potentially some of installation fees.
  • $250: High efficiency toilets which should cover the entire cost of most qualifying toilets.
  • $5: Per high efficiency sprinkler nozzle equating to a 50 to 80 percent discount, depending on the manufacturer.

All residential customers in Western’s Riverside service area are eligible for the rebates. Details, qualifying products and rebate applications can be found at socalwatersmart.com. Rebate applications must be submitted by August 31, 2020.

 “We want to show our appreciation by offering expanded rebate offers that will help our customers save money and water – now and long into the future,” said Miller.

Pipeline repairs were initiated after a leak occurred on the state-operated pipeline that brings imported water from northern California to Riverside. The leak resulted from an unaffiliated construction crew’s accidental drilling into the pipeline. Repairs were conducted by The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and completed on May 16, 2020.

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Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work and play within 527-square miles in one of California’s most populous regions. Learn more: wmwd.com.

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