Pismo Beach Rebates and Programs

On October 4, 2022, the Pismo Beach City Council updated the Water Conservation Incentive Programs designed to help you save water. The programs are described below.

For information on how to apply, view the applications below.

  • Cash for Grass Rebate - This program reimburses residents $2.00 for every square foot (minimum 300 square feet) of lawn removed and replaced with drought tolerant landscaping. New landscaping will be required to have drip or micro spray irrigation and be on an automatic timer. To qualify for a rebate, see the terms and conditions on the application form. See www.saveourwaterrebates.com for an additional State rebate.
  • High Efficiency Toilet Rebate - This program will provide a one-time rebate up to $100 for each 3.5 gallon per flush or higher replaced with a 1.28 gallon per flush or lower toilet. To qualify for a rebate, see terms and conditions on the application form. See www.saveourwaterrebates.com for an additional State rebate.

Water Wise Gardening

The City of Pismo Beach is pleased to offer you this tool in designing a water wise garden. Please click the link below to access the San Luis Obispo County Partners In Water Conservation Water Wise Landscaping site. There you will be able to browse pictures of gardens from all over the county to get planting ideas. When browsing gardens you can “hover” over plants you like to learn their common name, botanical name and characteristics of that plant. Further plants can be searched by common name, botanical name or a guided search. The guided search allows users to find plants based on plant type, amount of sun light the plant will receive, expected plant height, color of flower, type of soil and time of year the plant will bloom.

If you have any questions about the Garden Wise Website or water conservation please call the Department of Public Works at 805-773-4656.

Click here for the Garden Wise Website or here for a flyer on How to Garden in a Drought.

We Want to Help You

The City of Pismo Beach wants to help you conserve water. Our staff will come to your home or business to meet with you, survey your water use and help you understand how to conserve this scarce commodity. This survey, referred to as a "Water Audit," includes a review of your water bills, a check of your indoor and outdoor plumbing and suggestions on how you can make repairs or changes in your water use that will reduce your water consumption and your water bill.

To make an appointment for a water audit, call 805-773-4656.

Visit our water conservation FAQ page to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about water usage and conservation.

Want to find out what more you can do to help your Pismo Beach community?

Call Think H2O Pismo Beach at (805) 773-4656

Or contact us here.