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Submeter Rebate Program


Program Notice

As part of our public safety response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) is asking staff to telework. Valley Water’s priority is to maintain the health and safety of our workforce and community.

Immediately in effect for Water Conservation Programs, we are still able to serve you remotely for working on your rebate projects, to request water-saving equipment, or to inquire how you can save water in your business, facility, and landscaping by emailing [email protected] or leaving a message at (408) 630-2554.

If you reach our voicemail, please leave a detailed message including your name, phone number, address and any additional information, such as your rebate number, that can best help us assist you. We encourage electronic submittals of rebate applications, survey requests, or reporting water waste. 

Please allow extra time for processing your requests. Additional water-saving resources can be found at or through our Water Saving Video series. Thank you for your patience and for remembering that we are all in this together.

Receive up to $150 per installed submeter

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is offering a rebate (up to $150 per installed submeter) to mobile home parks and condominium complexes for adding residential submeters.

How much water will my complex save? 

In a pilot study, the district found that complexes reduced their water use by 15 to 30%! [PDF]

Why Install Water Submeters?

Benefits of Submeters

Just as residents are responsible for their own electric bill, water submetering:

  • makes residents responsible for their own water use. 
  • can help keep rents low because water costs are taken out. 
  • encourages residents to fix or report leaks, helping with long-term maintenance.

How To Apply

  1. Applicant must contact Valley Water before the start of the project: (408) 630-2205.
  2. Submit a completed application before the submeters are installed. 

  3. Confirm device qualification for reimbursement: 

  4. Schedule and complete submeter installation within 90 days of submitting an application to the district (a one-time extension may be given). 

  5. Submit the following documentation to the district as soon as installation is completed:

    • copy of the installation invoice,

    • the submeter purchase invoice,

    • the permit from the California Dept. of Housing and Community Development (if applicable), and

    • the submeter certification from the County Dept. of Weights and Measures. 

  6. Call the district to schedule a post-installation inspection of the complex submeters as soon as the installation is complete and the documentation listed above is provided. This inspection must be completed by the district before the rebate can be issued. 

  7. The Santa Clara Valley Water District will issue a check within approximately 8 weeks after all applicant requirements have been met. 

  8. Rebates are available until funding is depleted.

QUESTIONS? For more information about this program, call (408) 630-2707 or email us at [email protected].