Conservation rebates and incentives

Menlo Park offers water conservation rebates, incentives, and free fixtures to residents and commercial businesses that are Menlo Park Municipal Water customers. Please keep in mind that although you may reside in Menlo Park, you may not be a Menlo Park water customer. View the Menlo Park water districts list.

Rain barrel rebate

In partnership with the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (a program of the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County), Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) and Menlo Park Municipal Water are offering rebates of up to $200 per rebate for the purchase and installation of qualifying rain barrels and cisterns.

To be eligible for this program, households must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a Menlo Park Municipal Water Customer
  • Must submit your application within 90 days of the purchase
  • Must provide copies of your original receipts and provide two post installation images
  • Offered to only residential customers
To apply for a rain barrel rebate or to get more information about this program please visit the BAWSCA website.

Rachio smart sprinkler controller rebate

The City has partnered with Rachio Inc. and BAWSCA to offer residential customers a Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller at a discounted price.

The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller allows users to save 20% or more on their outdoor water use! The controller helps you check and manage watering from anywhere with your smartphone. You can also create tailored schedules and make automatic weather adjustments.

Residential customers can receive an instant rebate when purchasing a Rachio controller
  • $100 + tax (up to a $279+ retail value)
  • 8- Zone and 16-Zone controller options available
  • Supplies are limited

Lawn Be Gone rebate program

Menlo Park Municipal Water is offering a rebate of up to $2 per square foot to customers opting to convert their water-intensive lawn into a water-efficient landscape. A minimum of 200 square feet of lawn must be converted.
Application steps:
For more information, visit the BAWSCA website.

Landscape analysis program

A free landscape analysis program (a $1,400 value) is offered to commercial and multifamily customers. An irrigation expert will evaluate your site and provide you with a personalized report on how you can improve water efficiency or save on water costs. Limited funding is available per year, and appointments are set up based on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call to schedule an audit.