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 District 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.

Water efficient fixtures

Lawn Be Gone program

Residential and commercial customers opting to convert a traditional lawn into a water-efficient landscape may be eligible for a rebate of $2 per square foot through the Lawn Be Gone program. As of June 17, 2014, the previously listed maximum rebate caps for residential and commercial water customers have been removed.

High efficiency toilet rebate

Did you know that a High Efficiency Toilet uses an average 25% less water than a standard toilet? Customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District who purchase and install a qualifying HET are eligible for the following rebates:


  1. Up to $125 Rebate for replacing an existing toilet with a qualifying MaP Premium model toilet (1.06 gallons or less per flush); or
  2. Up to $75 Rebate per standard HET (i.e., between 1.06 gallons and 1.28 gallons per flush).

Rebate checklist

  1. Verify that your home or business is serviced by the Menlo Park Municipal Water District by viewing the Menlo Park water districts list. If your address is not served by MPMWD, contact your water company directly.
  2. Verify that the High Efficiency Toilet you are going to purchase is on the qualifying toilets list on the day of purchase.
  3. Complete and submit an application with the original purchase receipt(s). If the receipt must be returned, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your application. Print the application or call Environmental Programs to receive a mailed application.

Program limitations

  • There is a limit of three rebates per residential unit (not per account) and a limit of ten rebates per commercial account.
  • Toilet installations for new construction do not qualify.
  • All installations are subject to inspection prior to a rebate being awarded.
  • All installations are also subject to post-installation inspection.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each metered address.
  • Rebates are subject to availability of funds and may take up to 6 weeks to process.

Washing machine rebate program

The washing machine rebate program has been discontinued as of December 31, 2016. Rebate applications for qualifying high-efficiency clothes washers purchased and installed between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, will still be accepted until March 1, 2017.

A rebate of up to $200 (combined energy and water conservation rebate) is offered to customers who purchase and install a qualifying high-efficiency clothes washer listed on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency List.

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. Call Environmental Programs to schedule an audit.

Free water-saving fixtures

Stop by City Hall to pick up these free water saving fixtures:
  • Bathroom aerator - uses 1 gallon per minute
  • Kitchen aerator - uses 1.5 gallons per minute
  • Low-flow shower head - uses 1.5 gallons per minute
  • Toilet leak detection tablets (2 tablets per packet)