Water Conservation Rebate Programs

Chandler’s rebate program has helped residents and non-residential customers permanently reduce their water use for nearly three decades. Active utility account holders can apply online to take advantage of this great program. The City of Chandler offers rebates for converting grass lawns, installing a low water use landscape (xeriscape) or installing smart irrigation controllers. Rebate funds are limited and will be processed until funds are depleted. Review rebate guidelines and apply below.

 

Initial (New) Xeriscape Landscape Installation: $200

Landscape installed at a new residence may be eligible for a $200 rebate. In fact, the majority of new homes qualify for this rebate even if a small grass or lawn area is included.

  1. The entire front and back yards must be landscaped.
  2. The total landscaped area must exceed 1,000 square feet.
  3. After installation, a minimum of 50% of the landscaped area must be non-grass with inorganic or organic top dressing with drought-resistant trees, lush shrubs, groundcovers, colorful flowering perennials, succulents, etc.

Not sure which plants are low water use? Several resources are available to help you including:

New Installation Water Conservation Landscape Rebate Policy
 

Apply for a Rebate 

Applications are generally processed within 10 business days.

Application

Funds are limited. Rebates will be processed until funds are depleted.

Turf Removal (Landscape Conversion): $200 - $3,000

The City offers rebates on removing turf areas to encourage the installation of low-water-use, drought-tolerant plants (Xeriscape). A rebate of $200 per 1,000 square feet of grass removed, up to a maximum of $3,000, is available.

  1. At least 1,000 square feet of turf must be removed.
  2. After installation, a minimum of 50% of the landscaped area must be non-grass with inorganic or organic top dressing with drought-resistant trees, shrubs, groundcovers, flowering perennials, succulents, etc.
  3. Non-pervious materials such as black plastic sheeting are not permitted in the rebated area.


Email or call the Water Conservation Office to set up a preliminary site inspection at least 30 days prior to starting your project.


Dozens of design examples to help you plan your landscape can be found at Water Wise Landscaping in Chandler. There are more than 600 photos of low-water-use plants to choose from and the website allows you to build a database of plants and their specifications that you can save for future reference. This should help you make the switch from a thirsty turf to a beautiful landscape that can be more fragrant and colorful or may attract butterflies or hummingbirds.

Turf Removal Landscape Conversion Rebate Program Policy
 

Apply for a Rebate 

Applications are generally processed within 10 business days.
Application


Funds are limited. Rebates will be processed until funds are depleted.

 

Weather Based 'Smart' Irrigation Controller: Up to $250

Is a 'Smart' Irrigation Controller Right for You?

  • Do you want to reduce your water bill?
  • Have you thought about using new technology in your landscape to improve your irrigation?
  • Have you ever wondered how much water does your lawn really needs to look good and healthy?


If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you may be ready for a 'Smart' irrigation controller.

These irrigation controllers use current weather data and information about site conditions (such as soil moisture, rain, wind, slope, soil, plant type, and more), and apply the right amount of water to the landscape based on those factors.

The use of 'Smart' or weather-based irrigation controllers may qualify for a rebate of 50 percent of the actual cost of the controller (excluding taxes and installation) up to $250 per unit.

  • Residential applicants are eligible to receive one (1) Smart Irrigation Controller rebate.
  • HOA, multi-family, commercial and industrial applicants are eligible to receive a maximum of five (5) Smart Irrigation Controller rebates.

Resources

  • Learn Where to Find Smart Controllers in Chandler and the East Valley. 
  • Visit EPA WaterSense for a complete list of qualifying smart controllers. Be sure to check the 'Weather Data Source' column to see if additional components are required, such as weather sensors or collection units.
  • Read Frequently Asked Questions about Smart Controllers.
     

'Smart' Irrigation Controller Rebate Program Policy
 

Apply for a Rebate 

Applications are generally processed within 10 business days.

Application

Funds are limited. Rebates will be processed until funds are depleted.