Water Conservation Rebates

2019 Rebate Changes

The program for indoor residential rebates will be discontinued in 2019. This change is due to efficiency in products, statewide regulations, and waning interest in Greeley’s indoor rebate programs. All 2018 rebate applications must be submitted before January 15, 2019.  Learn more.

Indoor rebates

By participating in our indoor rebate program, you can expect to save between 11 and 22 percent on indoor water use, depending on the type of product and the number of products replaced.

Residential toilets. Get up to $75 in rebates!

  • 0.8 gallon per flush toilets are eligible for a $50 rebate.
  • Recycle your old toilet for an additional $25 dollar rebate (in conjunction with the rebate only).
    • Remove all non-ceramic parts.
    • Bring your old toilet to the Greeley Organic Waste (GROW) Center at 1130 East 8th Street. You must unload the toilet yourself.
    • We send old toilets to the Streets Department to be ground-up and recycled into road base.

Toilets account for approximately 30 percent of residential indoor water use. Replacing a pre-1994 toilet with a new high-efficiency model can reduce your used toilet water by at least 60 percent — and save about 16 percent of your total indoor water use. In fact, a typical household will save over 10,000 gallons per year!

Residential Washer Rebates

Installing a water-efficient washing machine reduces the average home's water use by 5,000 gallons. According to the EPA, if only 10 percent of homes in the United States upgraded to water-efficient washing machines, it would save more than 45 billion gallons of water every year. Most high-efficiency washers are also energy-saving models. Their high-speed spin cycle removes more moisture from clothing than conventional washers, which means the dryer doesn’t have to run as long. By purchasing a high-efficiency washer, you can cut laundry energy costs by 50 percent.

$100 rebates are available on washers. To be eligible, the washer model must appear on our qualifying list (models listed were chosen for their efficient use of water).

Qualifying washers

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® ESP-SMTe Smart Control System 
  • 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.

    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 hours970-350-9600

    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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