Landscape Rebates and Free Programs

Are you looking for more ways to save water? The solution could be right outside your door!

The City of Milpitas and Valley Water have come together to offer resources and rebates to help residents and businesses save water. Check out our resources and incentives below to find out which option is best for you!

Please note that rebate application submittal and approval is required before purchasing any equipment or starting any work. Apply for a rebate today before funds run out!

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Check out these local projects that were completed through our inventive programs!

Save money and water by signing up for the Landscape Rebate Program! Incentives are available for completing landscape conversion projects, replacing old irrigation equipment and more! To learn more about the rebate program, visit the Landscape Rebate Program application portal, or call (408) 630-2554.

Rebate CategoryDescriptionRebate Amount
Landscape ConversionConvert your turf or pool into a drought tolerant landscape comprised of water-wise and native plants and permeable landscape materials.$4.00 per square foot for the first 1,000 square feet and $2.00 per square foot thereafter
Irrigation Equipment UpgradeUpgrade to high-efficiency irrigation equipment, including: drip irrigation, high-efficiency nozzles, rotary sprinklers with pressure regulators, weather based irrigation controllers, rain sensors, dedicated landscape meters and more.Rebate varies by equipment type.
Rain Barrel (40-199 gal.)Install a rain barrel to harvest rainwater for later use.Up to $70 per barrel
Cistern (200 gal min.)Install a cistern to harvest rainwater for later use.$1.00 per gallon
Rain GardenConvert your lawn to a rain garden to recharge our groundwater supply, reduce water pollution, and more.$2.00/sqft (up to $600)
Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater SystemInstall a graywater system to divert your laundry water to be reused in your gardenUp to $400

Valley Water offers free water conservation devices to Santa Clara County residents and businesses to help you save water! Visit their Online Shopping Cart page to place an order and have it delivered to your home, free of charge!

Limited quantities of free-water savings devices are also available to pick up at the Milpitas Public Works Department building. If you are interested in picking up supplies, please call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 586-2666 or e-mail water@milpitas.gov for more information.

Help to conserve water use outdoors by consulting an irrigation specialist!

During this free outdoor irrigation survey offered to single family and small multi-family sites (under ½ acre) in Santa Clara County, a trained irrigation professional will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your irrigator system. During the survey, the technician will:

  • Evaluate the efficiency of your irrigation system, noting and flagging problems
  • Provide you with a personalized irrigation schedule, if appropriate
  • Make recommendations for repairs, replacements, and upgrades
  • Send you a detailed written report after the survey is complete
  • Pre-inspect the site for the Landscape Rebate Program, if applicable

To schedule an inspection, please call the Valley Water's Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or visit the Water Wise Outdoor Survey page.