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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Surprise rebate programs offer incentives for water-conscious customers

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Surprise water customers who want to help with water conservation efforts now have additional incentives to save.

Beginning July 1, city-serviced residential and business customers will have several water conservation rebate programs to choose from. 

WaterSense®-labeled irrigation controller rebate

Customers who purchase and install a WaterSense®-labeled irrigation controller may be eligible for the cost of the controller, up to $125, excluding installation/labor, shipping, tax, etc. Residential, homeowner association, schools, multifamily and commercial properties are eligible to apply. 

Additional guidelines apply; view the rebate program requirements. Access the application at

Single-family new home Xeriscape landscape installation

Receive a $200 rebate for installing low-water use landscape on your property! Eligible properties must be new, single-family residential homes built in 2018, 2019 or 2020. Total front and backyard landscaped area must exceed 1,000 ft2 ; and all plants used in the landscape design must be listed on the Arizona Department of Water Resources plant list

Applications must be received by April 15, 2020; Xeriscape landscape installation must occur before April 30, 2020.

A complete list of program eligibility requirements can be found here. To participate in the program, apply at

HOA, commercial, multifamily turf removal rebate

Eligible HOA, multifamily and commercial water customers can apply for a rebate to receive $0.50 per square foot of turf removed, up to $3,000. To apply, participants must contact the city’s Water Conservation Office and receive pre-eligibility approval prior to completing the application.

The application deadline is March 31, 2020; projects must be completed and the city notified by April 30, 2020, to receive the rebate. View program requirements.

All water rebate programs are administered on a first-come, first-serve basis until application deadline or fund depletion, whichever occurs first.

Water customers serviced by organizations other than the city of Surprise (Epcor, El Mirage, etc.) are not eligible to apply for the rebate programs. Learn who provides your water at

To learn more about the rebate programs, visit

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