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Submeter & Private Well Rebates


COVID-19 Program Notice

Valley Water offers $150 rebates to commercial and residential customers for installing water meters. Find information about if you qualify, rebate amounts, and how to apply:

Submeter Rebate Program

Submeters are water meters installed for individual tenants within a multi-family home or mobile home park. Submeters allow measurement and billing of tenant water usage. 

A Valley Water study found that complexes adding submeters reduced water use by 15 to 30 percent. This can help reduce water bills at your complex, lower rent and HOA dues by excluding water costs, encourage residents to fix or report leaks, help with long-term maintenance, and make residents responsible for the cost of their own water use.

Rebate amount

Receive a $150 rebate per installed water submeter to multi-family homes and mobile homes park.

Eligibility requirements

The rebate is only available for properties that have not yet installed submeters. There is no limit to how large your rebate can be when you follow the steps to apply.

How to apply

Complete the following steps before installing new submeters. Submeter installation must be completed within 90 days of receiving a Notice to Proceed. Valley Water will issue a check approximately 8 weeks after all application requirements have been met. 

Rebates are available until funding is depleted.

Step 1. Complete Submeter Application

Complete the commercial rebate application for mobile homes and multi-family homes (e.g. HOAs, apartments, duplexes, etc.).

Submit the completed application (before the submeters are installed) by email to [email protected].

Step 2. Purchase submeters

After receiving the Notice to Proceed:

Step 3. Complete submeter installation

Submeter installations must be completed within 90 days of receiving a Notice to Proceed. 

If you do not have a contractor or service available for installation, Valley Water can provide recommendations. Call (408) 630-2205 or email [email protected].

Step 4. Submit documentation to Valley Water

Submit the following documentation to Valley Water as soon as the installation is completed:

  • Paid installation invoice

  • Paid submeter purchase invoice

Submissions should be sent by email to [email protected].

Step 5. Schedule a post-installation inspection

To schedule a post-installation inspection of the submeters, call (408) 630-2205.

Private Well Meter Rebate Program

The benefits of installing water meters on private wells includes helping well owners:

  • Better monitor their water use.
  • More accurately report on water usage.
  • Detect leaks and other well-maintenance issues.
  • Capture water savings due to conservation measures.

Rebate amount

Receive a $150 rebate by installing a new, Valley Water-approved water meter on your qualifying well.

Eligibility requirements

To qualify, the well must be:

  • Located within one of the district’s active groundwater charge zones (Zones W-2 or W-5)
  • The account associated with the well must be in good standing (no outstanding delinquent payments due) 

How to apply

  1. Applicant must contact Valley Water for pre-approval before the start of the project by calling (408) 630-3400.
  2. Select and install qualifying equipment.
  3. Submit a completed Private Well Meter Rebate Program Application with the required documentation (see application for more information).
  4. The Santa Clara Valley Water District will issue a check within approximately 12 weeks after all application and system requirements have been met.

Rebates are available until June 30, 2021, or until funding is depleted.


Call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or email [email protected].