Water Conservation Rebates

2019 Rebate Changes

Last year, Greeley’s Water Conservation program announced the end of its indoor water rebates program.  However, the chance to get a $50 rebate on water-saving toilets is available once again.

The program for residential clothes washer rebates has been discontinued in 2019.

Residential Toilet Rebates

Last year, Greeley’s Water Conservation program announced the end of its indoor water rebates program.   However, the chance to get a $50 rebate on water-saving toilets is available once again.

Only toilets that use 0.8 gallons per flush or less are eligible for rebates.  If a Greeley resident purchased and installed one of these toilets in 2019, they can apply for a rebate. Residents need only a receipt and a completed application.  For each eligible toilet purchased can receive a $50 rebate; with a two-toilet rebate per household limit. 

To encourage recycling your old toilet, additional rebate funds are available. Old toilet are ground up and added to road base and keep out of the landfill.  To qualify for the $25 recycling incentive, residents can take their old toilet to The Grow Center at 1130 E. 8th St. All non ceramic parts must be removed from the toilet. You will receive a recycle voucher and it must be submitted with the application to receive the $25 credit and only in conjunction with a toilet rebate.

Irrigation Rebates

To be eligible for an irrigation rebate, you must first complete an irrigation audit, during which certain products may be suggested to help you increase your water efficiency. These recommendations are personalized to your individual property. Rebate amounts will be determined by total heads, nozzles, or pressure-reducing valves installed and based on a 50 percent reduction of retail price. Eligibility for the rate is dependent on a return visit from the auditor to confirm that the recommended projects were installed properly and in the correct quantity. A re-measurement will occur at that time, and a new controller program will be provided.

Smart Controllers

Smart controllers (also called ET Controllers) reduce outdoor water use by using information about site conditions (rain, wind, slope, soil, plant type, etc.) and applying the right amount of water based on those factors to maintain healthy growing conditions. Because smart controllers can be more efficient than traditional, time-based irrigation controllers, they often reduce use by at least 25 percent, saving both money and water.

Rebates are available for qualifying smart controllers. We will pay for 50 percent of the cost of the controller, up to $300. You may need an irrigation professional to assist you in installation — but that cost is not included in the rebate.

We rebate EPA WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers (except for the RainBird SSTS).   After testing many different controllers in the field, the following have shown success for application in Greeley’s climate and soils:

  • Hunter Solar Sync®
  • Rain Bird® LNK WiFi Module
  • Toro Evolution®

  • Pressure-Reducing Valves

    Some irrigation systems apply water at a very high pressure. This causes misting: a fine spray that appears as a fog over the system as it sprays. Rainbows are also often visible. Misting causes excessive evaporation and water drifting into other areas. A pressure-reducing valve will reduce misting by regulating the pressure and making your system more efficient.

    Rotary Nozzles

    Rotary nozzles operate by rotating a stream of water over the landscape instead of the mist produced by spray-head sprinklers. Installing rotary nozzles will increase uniformity and reduce overspray.

    Rebates for Professional Landscape Certification

    Any owners or employees of landscape and irrigation companies who install or maintain properties in Greeley and that take the Certified Landscape Technician (CLT-I) exams in Irrigation for the first time can receive a rebate from the City of Greeley. The rebate will only be granted if the applicant achieves certification by passing the written exam and hands-on testing.

    • $275rebate for Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado Members (ALCC)
    • $525 rebate for non-members
    Please contact Kevin Hartley at 970-336-4228 or Kevin.Hartley@greeleygov.com if you have any questions or would like to apply for the rebate. Registration and testing information is available at alcc.com/certification .

    Commercial rebates

    Water can be conserved in commercial, industrial, multi-family, non-profit and governmental properties by installing water efficient appliances and fixtures. In addition to the rebate program, we offer free indoor and outdoor audits to commercial properties and can help determine which products make sense for your organization.

    Large scale projects, with rebates totaling more than $1000, should be pre-approved to make sure funds are available.

    Please call (970) 336-4228 to make an audit appointment or to get a project pre-approved.

    The list below contains details on all of Greeley's commercial rebates and items that can be requested for free.

    Bathroom Rebates
    Toilet (0.8 gallons per flush or less) -- MaP test score of 500 and above strongly recommended
    Flush Valve Toilet or Urinal (1.28 gallons per flush or less) -- MaP test score of 500 and above strongly recommended
    Recycle your old toilet or urinal - (in conjunction with the rebate only)
    Bathroom Faucet Aerator
    free upon request
    Leak Detection Dye Tablets (for tank type toilets)
    free upon request
    Industrial Rebates
    Cooling Tower Conductivity Controller
    30 percent up to $900
    Cooling Tower Meter (replaced every 5 years)
    Kitchen and Restaurant Rebates
    Ice Machine (water cooled to air cooled)
    Dish Machine (high-efficiency)
    25 percent up to $400
    Refrigeration Condenser (water cooled to air cooled)
    25 percent up to $400
    Pre-Rinse Spray Valve (high-efficiency)
    free upon request
    Restaurant Table Tents (serving water upon request)
    free upon request
    Laundry Rebates
    Coin Operated or Commercial Washer on qualifying list
    Clothes Washer on qualifying list
    Outdoor Rebates
    Irrigation Rebates
    see Irrigation Rebates
    Water Broom (replacing hose sprayers)
    50 percent up to $100
    Commercial Car Wash Spray Nozzle (up to 300 per year)
    $1 each

    Contact Us

    Greeley Water and Sewer

    1001 11th Ave, 2nd Floor
    Greeley, CO 80631

    Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

    970-350-9811 tel
    970-350-9805 fax

    Water Conservation

    970-336-4168 for Water Budget


    Water 8am-5pm 970-350-9811
    Sewer 7am-3pm 970-350-9322
    after hours970-616-6260

    Other Numbers

    start or stop service970-350-9720
    water taste or odor970-350-9324
    water pressure970-350-9320
    water restrictions & violations970-336-4134
    utility line locates811

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