Buy a high-efficiency clothes washer and receive up to $125!
Who is eligible?
Residents of Santa Clara County are eligible. This offer applies to qualified new water-efficient clothes washers, purchased at retail price. Resale or lease/rental option units are ineligible. Homes that have received a water rebate for a clothes washer within the past 5 years are ineligible. Go to www.waterenergysavings.com or call (408) 630-2554 for a list of approved washers.
How do I apply?
Water District applications are available at stores where high-efficiency washing machines are sold. Be sure to provide the name of your water company and your account number. If you live in a townhouse or apartment and don’t pay a water bill, contact your landlord, home owner's association or property management company for the name of your water company. Mail your application after the machine has been installed. Note: All washers must be installed and rebate applications postmarked no later than 60 days after the washer is purchased.
Can I apply online?
Yes, you can apply online at www.waterenergysavings.com.
How much of a rebate will I get?
The Water District offers a combined water and energy rebate of $125 for qualifying Tier 3 clothes washers.
Silver Ion Technology
Washing machines using silver ion technology will not qualify for the water portion of the rebate.
City of Palo Alto Residents
City of Palo Alto residents need to apply for the rebate through the City of Palo Alto Utility's Smart Energy Rebate Program. Please visit the following website for more information: www.cityofpaloalto.org/resiwater.
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How long will the rebate be available?
Rebates are available for purchasing qualified washers until December 31, 2013, or until funds run out, whichever comes first. All rebate applications must be postmarked no later than 60 days after purchase date.
How much can I save?
On average, a typical household will save 6,450 gallons of water, between $80-$100 in electricity, and $54 in detergent costs on a yearly basis. In addition, you’ll know you’re doing the environment a favor by saving water and reducing wastewater flows.
How much does a machine cost?
Between $500 and $1,600 before the rebate.
Most water-efficient washing machines are front-loading; however, there are a few top-loading models. Many water-efficient machines are space savers, giving you the option of stacking them with a compatible dryer. Most have the same capacity as traditional models, primarily because they do not have a central agitator.
For more information, please call the Santa Clara Valley Water District Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554.
Funded by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant, the California Water Service Company, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.