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New! Rebates for Hot Water Demand Recirculation Systems

Post Date:09/04/2019


Santa Cruz (September 4, 2019) - The City of Santa Cruz Water Department is offering a new rebate to homeowners.  In their continued efforts to encourage water conservation, the Department now offers $100 rebates for Hot Water Demand Recirculation Systems (HWDRS.) Homeowners must purchase and install the HWDRS prior to submitting a completed rebate application form, along with the original receipt from the purchase.

HWDRS save water, energy and money by eliminating the need to run cold water while waiting for it to get hot. HWDRS work by recirculating the water that has cooled in hot water lines back through the water system until it is hot.

HWDRS are readily available at local plumbing stores and range in price from $200 to around $900. Depending upon the complexity of the customer’s plumbing, many HWDRS can be installed without professional help. All systems require power for the pump unit.

The HWDRS rebate program is one of many conservation measures recommended by the Water Supply Advisory Committee. To learn more about the HWDRS rebate, as well as many other available rebates, please visit or call (831) 420-5230.

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