Water Conservation

The City of Surprise Water Conservation Program is an important part of the management and planning of the City’s limited water resources for today and into the future.

Surprise is involved at the local, regional, and national levels of water conservation education. By developing a few water-saving habits, our water customers can reduce their use while saving time and money, and help us continue to reach our water conservation goals.

A Few Tips:

  • Check your irrigation and pool systems for leaks monthly
  • Adjust your irrigation controller (timer) as the weather changes
  • Take free Water-wise Surprise landscape and water efficiency workshops
  • Check your home for leaks (toilets, faucets, water-using appliances, etc.) monthly
  • Look for WaterSense products when replacing toilets, showerheads, and irrigation controllers
  • Prune your landscape only when it needs it

Changing your habits to include these water-saving tips may reduce your water bill and save you time and money on unnecessary repairs. Want to learn more? Subscribe to the Water – Use It Wisely newsletter for easy tips on saving water. 

Water Rebate Program

The City of Surprise Water Conservation Program is an important part of the management and planning of the City’s limited water resources for today and into the future.

A component of this program is ensuring the proper and sustainable use of water to irrigate personal and public landscaped areas. Beginning on July 1, 2019, the City will be accepting applications for three rebate-types: installation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified WaterSense®-labeled irrigation controllers, new home Xeriscape landscape installation, and HOA turf removal. Program details and eligibility requirements can be found in the links below. Note: applicant must be a City of Surprise water customer in order to be eligible for a rebate.

FY20 Rebate Program Parameters

To apply for the irrigation controller rebate or new home Xeriscape rebate, click here.

To apply for the HOA turf removal rebate, please contact us directly at conservewater@surpriseaz.gov.

Water-Wise Surprise Workshops

Up to 70% of household water use occurs outdoors in the Valley. Take a free workshop to learn how to create and maintain a beautiful yard while saving time, water, and money. Workshops are held at the Surprise Gateway Training Center, 13659 W Cactus Road, on the southeast corner of Litchfield and Cactus Roads on the Surprise Water Reclamation Facility campus.

We’re taking a break for the summer, but stay tuned for details on our upcoming fall season of classes.

Did you know?

You can use your home’s water meter as a tool to find and fix leaks. Learn more... 

Additional Links

EPA WaterSense logoThe City of Surprise is a proud EPA WaterSense® partner. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.