Rebates are available to help you save water and save money! Current rebate programs are listed below. Thank you for making a commitment to use water efficiently.
The Cash for Grass - Turf Replacement Rebate Program provides incentives to City of Folsom water customers for converting water-thirsty lawns to water-efficient landscapes.
The City of Folsom will rebate customers $1 per square foot of turf grass removed and replaced with water efficient landscape, up to $2,000 per address.
Funding is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Applications must be submitted and approved prior to starting the turf replacement project. The project must then be started within 30 days of approval and completed within 90 days of the approval date. We are unable to make any exceptions.
The Irrigation Efficiency Upgrade Rebate Program provides incentives to City of Folsom Water customers for converting inefficient irrigation systems into water-efficient irrigation systems.
Upgrading to high-efficiency irrigation equipment conserves our limited water supply and helps landscapes thrive, even when it does not rain.
City of Folsom water customers can receive 50% of the cost of qualifying material, up to $500.
The rebate program covers converting overhead spray systems to drip, replacing misting style spray nozzles with rotary nozzles, and replacing standard sprinkler controllers to smart controllers that use current weather data to schedule watering.
The High Efficiency Toilet (HET) Rebate Program provides incentives to City of Folsom Water customers for installing High Efficiency toilets to reduce water use.
Upgrade your existing toilet to a more efficient model, and receive a rebate of 50% of the material costs, up to $175.
Funding is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Receipt must be dated within 90 days of purchase. We are unable to make any exceptions.
Residents can now save 65% on a Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller through a direct purchase program offered by the City of Folsom in partnership with the Regional Water Authority and other local water providers.
The Rachio 3 Controller acts like a thermostat for your sprinklers, using local weather conditions to adjust how long your sprinklers run. The controller automatically reduces sprinkler runtimes when the weather is cooler and increases them when the temperatures rise. You can also manage the controller from your smartphone with the Rachio app.
It’s estimated that replacing a standard controller with a WaterSense-labeled smart controller like the Rachio 3 can save an average home about 13,500 gallons of water per year.
The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller typically retails for about $220 for an eight-zone system but is being offered at a reduced rate of $75, plus tax. Residents will be responsible for installation.
Direct purchases at a reduced rate are available for a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. Details, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available at BeWaterSmart.info.
Customers who purchase a Rachio controller through this program cannot include this cost under any of the other rebate programs offered by the city.
The City of Folsom now offers a new smart home water monitor direct purchase program. A Flume Smart Home Water Monitor works with any water meter and is easily self-installed in minutes. The corresponding app allows users to virtually view and monitor indoor and outdoor water use from anywhere, at any time. This increased visibility provides complete home protection by catching and alerting users to leaks as they happen.
City of Folsom water customers can purchase the Flume device for $34, plus tax. Once installed and activated, the customer will also receive a $25 refund from Flume, so the final cost to the resident is just $9!
Customers who purchase a Flume device through this program cannot include this cost under any of the other rebate programs offered by the city.