San Diego County Water Authority Direct Install Program

SDCWA Direct Install Program aims to increase water conservation through no cost water efficiency measures. It is designed to meet the needs of residents to save on utility costs and conserve water. Direct install measures include premium high-efficiency toilets and smart irrigation controllers.

Customer Eligibility 

To be eligible for this program, the customer must be a residential customer within the SDCWA service area.

The program focuses on residential customers residing in disadvantaged communities, such as manufactured housing communities, deed restricted multifamily properties, and single-family homes.

Residential customers that do not meet the criteria but have current and past participation in low-income energy efficiency programs are also encouraged to apply for the program.

Eligible Measures 

The following are the eligible cold-water measures: 

1) Premium High Efficiency Toilets (1.0 or 0.8 gallons per flush or gpf) 

2) Smart Irrigation Controllers

Premium High-Efficiency Toilets

Did you know the largest amount of water used in your house is your toilet - about 30%? By having these premium high efficiency toilets, you are saving a fraction on your water costs.

There will be no cost per toilet for premium high efficiency toilets using 1.1 gallons per flush or less.

• Eligible toilets must replace existing toilets using 1.6 gallons per flush or more.

• Premium high-efficiency toilets use almost 20% less water than the WaterSense standard and flush the same amount of waste just as, if not more effectively.

• Water savings from high-efficiency toilets can save over $800 on your water bill over the lifetime of the product.

Irrigation Controllers

Based on the program, eligible customers receive weather based irrigation controllers (WBICs). They provide an appropriate watering schedule based on the weather and needs of landscape and soil conditions.

• WBICs can save you from overwatering your landscape by 13,500 gallons a year.

• Save over $700 on your water bill over the lifetime of your WBIC.

How to Participate 

  1. Call 1-800-818-4298 to request an appointment. 
  2. Receive No Cost Services. 
  3. Enjoy the Energy Savings. 

*Synergy Companies is an authorized service provider for San Diego County Water Authority.

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