Residents who receive water from a list of Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) water customers, including from Lakeway MUD (LMUD), have the option to apply for the recently announced WaterSmart Rebates Program through the LCRA website. This program can help offset the cost of upgrading irrigation systems, maintaining landscapes and pools, and installing rainwater harvesting equipment to help you save water and money.
LCRA provides rebates of 50 percent of the total cost, up to $600 per residential property, for irrigation evaluations, retrofitting or replacing irrigation system equipment, new pool filters and covers, aeration, compost and mulch, and rainwater harvesting equipment.
Many LMUD customers use an automatic irrigation system for their landscaping. If you are interested in an irrigation system evaluation to help ensure your system is working optimally, you can call your licensed irrigation professional and the rebates will reimburse you for any costs, up to $85. See the LCRA website for details.
Installing a WaterSense smart controller can save you water and money by preventing overwatering. According to the EPA, “WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers, which act like a thermostat for your sprinkler system telling it when to turn on and off, use local weather and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions on the site, instead of irrigating using a controller with a clock and a preset schedule.” This may be a good investment for our customers and using the rebates, you can save 50 percent of the cost of devices up to $100.
For a full list of rebate options available from LCRA or to apply for the rebates, please visit the LCRA website.
If you have questions, please contact LCRA staff at WaterSmart@lcra.org or call (512) 578-3200.
LCRA can terminate the WaterSmart Rebates program at any time.
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