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

Apply Here

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

Water-Wise Surprise Workshops

Did you know that in Arizona, up to 70% of residential water use occurs outdoors? We've curated our Water-Wise Surprise workshop series this season to help you get the most out of your yard while balancing outdoor water use in the desert.

Date Time Workshop Instructor
August 24 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Drab to Fab Jo Miller
September 14 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Scentsational Jim Oravetz
September 21 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hummingbirds & Butterflies Jim Oravetz
October 12 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Smart Controllers Andrew Pirrone
October 19 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Plant Selection Kirti Mathura
November 16 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Irrigation Efficiency Dave Pratt

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

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.