Water Conservation & Rebates

Water Conservation

Water conservation remains the most responsible way to reduce our demand for water and conserve our water supply. Water supply is greatly affected by regional drought, growth in population, and climate change. The need to conserve water is critical, as we all play a role in water usage. However, there are many effective ways we can help save water in and around our home. With these simple changes in our daily routines, we can reduce our water footprint and protect this valuable resource for future generations. The City of Alhambra is currently under a Mandatory Conservation as of June 10, 2022. For more information please visit the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. Learn more about the Governor's Executive Order N-7-22 here.

The most impactful action Californians can take to extend available water supplies is to re-double their efforts to  reduce their water use. 

Water Savings Tips for Homes and Businesses

  • Install water efficient showerheads, toilets, and faucet aerators.
  • Regularly check and repair water leaks around the home and business.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, driveways, and sidewalks.
  • Water lawns and gardens in cooler morning or evening hours.
  • Support efforts to expand water conservation and storm water capture.
  • Landscape with CA native plants or drought tolerant plants.
  • Increase engagement with water conservation awareness and rebate programs.

Here are more tips on how to conserve water at home or at work! Make every drop count!

Reduce Your Water Bill – Rebates with San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District

As a resident of Alhambra, the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District offers financial incentives to help you purchase water saving appliances and fixtures. Not only will you be able to reduce your water bill, but you will also be conserving more water to reduce the demand to our water supply. The following rebates include:

  • Up to $100 Water Flow Monitor 
  • Up to $35 per rain barrel or $250-$350 per cistern
  • Up to $85 for a water efficient washing machine
  • Up to $80 for weather based irrigation controller (2 per household)
  • Up to $80 for soil moisture sensor system (1 per household)
  • Up to $40 for high-efficiency toilet
  • Up to $150 for commercial waterless urinal
  • Up to $2 per nozzle (minimum 30) for rotating sprinkler nozzles 

For more information, please call (626) 969-7911 or email rebates@sgvmwd.com  or  San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District's website 

Rain Barrels

Utilizing rain barrels is a great way to reduce storm water runoff and to conserve more water for outdoor water needs. The City of Alhambra works closely with Rain Barrels Intl., Inc. to help teach the community about the importance of rainwater harvesting and the many benefits of a rain barrel. Each service address is eligible for up to four (4) rain barrels for a rebate of $35 per rain barrel with the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. 

For more information, please contact Rain Barrels Intl. or call (919) 602-6316. 

Partnering with the City of Alhambra

Some organizations that the City of Alhambra has partnered with to promote water conservation include:

Additional resources of information includes:

What Can Residents Do if They Observe Water Being Wasted?

Customers who notice situations, where water is being wasted on private or City-owned property, are urged to call the Utilities Department at 626-570-5061 or email the Water Conservation Division at waterwatcher@cityofalhambra.org. 

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