Conservation

Conservation

Central Water District is a member of the Santa Cruz County Water Conservation Coalition. By being a member of the coalition, the District can support local conservation efforts, like water conservation classes at Cabrillo College.

Here is a link to the Cabrillo College Extension web page that describes

Home, Garden and Water Conservation Classes:

Cabrillo College Extension Water Conservation Classes

Drought/Water Shortage Contingency Plan

At this time, the Central Water District is at Stage 1 of the Plan:

STAGE 1 – Mild Water Shortage Conditions, Voluntary Measures

  1. Target: Achieve a 5-10% reduction in total water use (over base year 2013).
  2. Water Use Reduction Measures: District will select and enforce as many measures as necessary to achieve the target reduction indicated.
  • Limit irrigation of landscaped turf grass and planting beds to no more than the Central Water District recommended outdoor watering schedule. (See Appendix A)
  • Discontinue washing/rinsing of buildings, walls, structures, paved and other hard-surfaced areas.
  • Plumbing leaks must be repaired within 24 hours of discovery.
  • Hoses must be equipped with shut-off nozzles.
Drought Water Shortage Contingency Plan.pdf

Residential Toilet Rebate Program

Central Water District (CWD) customers replacing a toilet using 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf) with a high efficiency toilet (HET) are eligible for a credit of $50.00.

  • HETs are toilets that flush at a rate of 1.28 gpf
  • HETs use approximately 7,500 gallons of water per year
  • Retrofitting an old toilet with an HET can lead to a savings of up to 24,600 gallons per year, depending on the size of your household

In order to receive the credit, customers must turn in a completed application along with the receipts for the purchase and installation of the HET.

Residential Toilet Rebate Program Applications may be obtained by contacting Christine Burnett at the Central Water District office at 831-688-2767 or by email at cenwtr@yahoo.com.

You can also download and print the application by clicking the attachment below.

Residentail Toilet Rebate Program Application_CWD.pdf

Residential Clothes Washer Rebate Program

Central Water District (CWD) customers replacing a conventional clothes washer with a high-efficiency clothes washer are eligible for a credit of $50.00.

  • Clothes washing accounts for approximately one-fifth of indoor water use for the average home. High efficiency clothes washers can use 35% less water and 20 percent less energy than conventional models.
  • High efficiency clothes washers include both front-loading and top-loading models. To qualify for the rebate, the high efficiency model purchased must be rated as Energy Star compliant.

In order to receive the credit, customers must turn in a completed application along with the receipt for the purchase of a new high-efficiency, Energy Star compliant washer. Please see the information below for rebate program rules and requirements

Residential Clothes Washer Rebate Program Applications may be obtained by contacting Christine Burnett at the Central Water District office at 831-688-2767 or by email admin@centralwaterdistrict.us.com.

You are also welcome to stop by the Central Water District office at 400 Cox Road, Aptos.

Rules and Requirements:

  1. Rebate application must be submitted within 90 days of item(s) purchase. An original, dated sales receipt showing itemized cost for the rebated item(s) must be provided. Please make a copy of your receipt as original receipts will not be returned. For purchases made online please provide a print out of the final invoice and the original packing or delivery slip.
  2. All rebate applications must be signed by the legal property owner.
  3. Applicant must replace a conventional clothes washer with a high efficiency, Energy Star compliant clothes washer to be eligible for the rebate.
  4. The number of clothes washer rebates is limited to 1 qualifying washer at the property.
  5. The rebated clothes washer must be installed at an existing Central Water District (CWD) service address and must be installed prior to any rebate request. New development is not eligible for rebates.
  6. Rebates are applied as a $50.00 credit that will appear on a subsequent water bill. The account must be in good standing to receive a credit.
  7. Installation of the rebated device is the sole responsibility of the applicant, as is determination of the adequacy and compatibility of the existing plumbing system.
  8. CWD does not endorse specific brands, products or dealers; nor does it guarantee materials or workmanship; acceptance of such is the customer’s responsibility.
  9. CWD assumes no responsibility or liability for any damage that may occur to an applicant’s property as a result of participation in this program.
  10. CWD may at any time modify, suspend or terminate this program without prior written notice.

Note: Rebates are limited to $100.00 per qualifying household. Rebates can be applied through the installation of one high efficiency washer or one high efficiency washer and one low flow toilet or two flow toilets.