Water Conservation

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Toilet Rebates

Toilet rebates are now available to unincorporated County residents and businesses!

Napa County is offering a $100 rebate to residents and business located in unincorporated Napa County, for the purchase of High Efficiency Toilets (HETs) in an effort to increase water conservation. HETs are 1.28 gallons per flush or less and must have the U.S EPA WaterSense® label. Find out more about U.S EPA WaterSense® here.


Residents and businesses located in the unincorporated County that do not pay a water bill to the City of American Canyon, City of Napa, Town of Yountville, City of St. Helena or City of Calistoga may receive a rebate for approved expenses up to $100 per toilet with a two toilet maximum per household/business. 

If you are ready to proceed, Email Dave Briggs with your name, address, and age or flush volume of your toilet(s). To qualify for the rebate, HETs must replace toilets older than 1993 or that use 3.5 gallons per flush or greater. 

 

Washer Rebates

 Residents in unincorporated Napa County are eligible for washer rebates from PG&E and the County. Please click here for additional information.

 

If you receive a water bill, check with you water supplier to find out what rebates they offer.

 

Drought 2014

On January 17, 2014 Gov. Brown declared a drought state of emergency; directed state officials to take all necessary actions in response. 

Calendar year 2013 closed as the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change in sight for 2014. Much of unincorporated Napa County relies on groundwater or local supplies. Please visit the Save Our Water website to find information and tips on how to conserve water. 

Make sure your outdoor irrigation is turned off. Make irrigation scheduling easy, and visit the City of Napa's water conservation page to find out more.

Water Conservation Devices

Live in unincorporated Napa County? Please stop by the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Office at 804 First Street in Napa to pick up some free water-saving devices. 

  • Faucet aerators
  • Showerheads 
  • Shower timers
  • Hose timers.

Remember, if you pay a City of Napa water bill, you are eligible for their rebates and water conservation devices. For more information, visit the City of Napa Water Division's Water Conservation website.

Rainwater Harvesting Incentives

The Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District offerings rebates to residents of the Napa River watershed who install rain gardens and rain barrels/cisterns on their property.

Why? 
Roofs and other impervious surfaces alter natural hydrology, increasing the volume and velocity of stormwater runoff. This has a variety of impacts including

  • streambank erosion
  • degraded wildlife habitat
  • potholes
  • structure damage
  • beach closures, and
  • in severe cases, land and mud slides.

Fortunately there are simple low-cost things that we can do to decrease the volume of, and minimize pollutants in, the runoff from our properties.

Rain gardens and rain barrels/cisterns are two simple strategies designed to slow, spread and sink stormwater before it has a chance to impact local creeks. 
Rain gardens are landscaped areas designed to capture and treat rainwater that runs off roofs and paved surfaces. The Flood District will reimburse applicants in the Napa River Watershed $5 per square foot installed, up to a maximum of $1,500 for residential properties and up to $5,000 for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional properties.

Rain barrels and cisterns can be installed to capture stormwater runoff from rooftops and store it for later use. Residential property owners in the Napa River watershed may receive a 75% rebate for approved expenses up to $2 per gallon of storage capacity and $500 maximum per household. Commercial, Industrial and Institutional applicants may receive a 75% rebate for approved expenses up to $2 per gallon and $1,000 maximum.

Visit the website, call (707) 259-5969 or email deborah.elliott@countyofnapa.org
Funding for this program comes from the State of California water bond measure, Proposition 84, administered by the California Department of Water Resources, and is subject to funding availability. 

Water Wise Landscaping

Selecting appropriate plants, mulching, and frequently adjusting irrigation to match the weather are just a few of the actions you can take to save water in your landscape. Learn more about Water-Wise Gardening in the Napa Valley

Links

City of Napa Water Conservation
California Urban Water Conservation Council
UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
California Native Plant Society

In September 2009, the Napa County Board of Supervisors authorized County staff to begin outreach on a water conservation program in the unincorporated county, specifically targeting the Milliken-Sarco-Tulocay (MST) area. County staff, with input from the agricultural community, the Napa County Resource Conservation District, and the California Department of Fish and Game have come up with some opportunities to help residents, growers, and winery owners alike conserve water.