Water Conservation

Water in the Desert

Indio Water Authority relies exclusively on the Whitewater Aquifer to supply clean and affordable water to customers. High temperatures, minimal rain, and rapid population growth mean that effective conservation is critical to protecting the precious water resource beneath our feet. We provides tools and incentives to help you save money and use water more efficiently.


IWA maintains a budget to reimburse residents and business owners for replacing grass with drought-tolerant desert landscaping, and for replacing inefficient irrigation systems, toilets, and washing machines.

Please note that turf has to be present at project site at the time of pre-inspection, which is performed after an application is submitted, in order to qualify for a turf rebate. 

For washing machine and toilet rebates, the rebate application must be submitted to IWA within 180 days of purchase. Purchases outside this timeframe are ineligible for rebates.

Please note that IWA will not approve applications that are not in compliance with the Conservation program's terms and conditions. Rebate rules and forms are available on the Landscape & Water Conservation Rebates Page. Additional tools and resources are provided below. 

For more information on these programs, please contact our Water Conservation Specialist at (442) 400-5205.


WaterSense Water-Efficient Products - Toilets, Irrigation Controllers, Sprinklers, etc. Turf Removal: How to Measure Your Project Area
 MaP Premium Certified Toilets Turf Removal: Photograph Your Area - Before and After
 Enervee Washer Guide Turf Removal: Removing Your Lawn
 Energy Star Clothes Washers Certified Products  Landscape and Plant Guidance
 Alliance for Water Efficiency Clothes Washer Guide EPA WaterSense Landscaping Tips
  The Homeowner's Guide to Landscape Irrigation

Watering/Irrigation Guides


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Other Resources

New Regional Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
New Landscape Ordinance - Appendix
Tree Watering Flyer
Leak Detection Tips
Self-Certification Worksheet
Self-Certification Supplemental Document

Visit the Water Use it Wisely page for additional tips to help you save water.