Water Conservation

The City of Surprise Water Conservation Program is an important component of the City’s water resource portfolio management strategy. Its purpose is to educate and promote the efficient use of water across sectors in the community including residential, commercial, and industrial uses. Our goal is to realize reductions in per capita water use while balancing a healthy, sustainable quality of life for our residents.

Practicing a low-water-use lifestyle is one way that we can all help stretch our limited water supplies while saving time and money. Thanks to the City’s involvement at the local, regional, and national levels of water conservation education, we have access to a variety of resources to help our customers reduce their water use. Explore our pages to find water conservation resources specific to your needs.

We are here to help!

Top 5 water-saving tips Free resources to help
1. Check for indoor & outdoor leaks monthly Smart Home Water Guide
2. Visit Water – Use It Wisely for water-saving tips and advice Water – Use It Wisely
3. Install WaterSense®-labeled products in the home Apply for a City of Surprise rebate (see below)
4. Install and appropriately maintain native and desert-adapted plants Attend a Water-wise Surprise workshop (see below)
5. Create and follow a water budget for your landscape Plant Watering Guide

Rebate Program

In the Phoenix-metropolitan area up to 70% of residential water use occurs outdoors. As a result, we offer water efficiency rebates to incentivize landscape upgrades that will enhance the sustainable use of water to irrigate personal and public landscaped areas.

As of July 1, 2020 the City is accepting applications for three rebate-types:

  • Installation of a WaterSense®-labeled irrigation controller
  • Single-family new home Xeriscape landscape installation
  • HOA, commercial, and multifamily turf removal

 Program details including application deadlines and eligibility requirements can be found in the link below. Note: applicant must be a City of Surprise water customer to be eligible for a rebate.

FY21 Rebate Program Parameters

Apply Here

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

Water-Wise Surprise Workshops

Our water efficiency workshops occur  from late winter to late spring, and from late summer to late fall, and are open to all interested attendees. Each session is curated to offer a variety of water conservation best practices to help residents get the most out of their yards, while balancing outdoor water use in the desert.

Date Time Workshop Instructor
February 8 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Water 101 Water Resource Management
February 13 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Introduction to Xeriscape Jo Miller
March 7 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Rainwater Harvesting TBD
March 12 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Fix-A-Leak Tutorial Jennifer Davidson
April 2 Canceled Cacti & Succulents Jim Oravetz
April 11 Canceled Landscape Watering in the Desert Andrew Pirrone

See class descriptions for more information

Workshops will be held at the Surprise-Gateway Training Center located at 11401 N 136th Ave on the Surprise South Water Reclamation Facility campus.

Classes are free and open to non-residents, but you must register at surpriserec.surpriseaz.gov

Register Online

 For more information, email ConserveWater@SurpriseAZ.gov