Water-Wise Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Program is limited to available funding. Approved applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Only MCWD customers of current record are eligible to participate in, and receive payment from, the Landscape Incentive Program. The customer's account must be in good standing and non-delinquent at the time of initial project approval.
  • The Applicant certifies that all necessary permissions have been obtained from the property owner, if the Applicant is not the owner themselves.
  • The approved project site must be located within the Marina Coast Water District service area.
  • Projects are approved at the discretion of the MCWD staff.  Projects that do not meet the program eligibility requirements will be denied.
  • MCWD reserves the right to alter this program at any time.
  • MCWD does not endorse specific brands, products or dealers; nor does it guarantee materials, workmanship, or results.
  • MCWD assumes no responsibility or liability for damages to an Applicant's property as a result of participation in this program.
  • The District cannot guarantee that the installation of devices and the renovation of landscaping will result in lower utility costs.
  • Only original, itemized receipts for products and services dated after initial project approval are accepted.
  • Sales tax, delivery charges, and installation costs are not rebated. Lawn and sprinkler replacement incentives are based on a pre-determined and agreed upon measurement of the projects square footage of lawn and/or irrigated area.
  • Incentives are only provided for renovations to existing landscapes older than two years.  New construction projects are not eligible for incentives.
  • The water use at the landscaped site must be metered by the District.
  • A backflow prevention device must be present and installed as required by law.  If required, there must be evidence that the backflow prevention device has recently been inspected, and results filed with the District.
  • All automated irrigation systems must have a rain shut off device installed.  An incentive to purchase this device is provided by the District.
  • Applicants for the ET Controller Rebate must have an existing irrigation system with an operable automatic controller that is being replaced.
  • Only District approved ET-based irrigation controllers and rain shut-off switches are eligible for those specific incentives.
  • All projects must be completed within 60 days of initial project approval.
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