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State of California - Fails to Pay for SaveOurWater Rebate Program

California Department Of Water Resources - State of California - Fails to Pay for SaveOurWater Rebate Program
I strongly feel the Save Our Water Turf Rebate Program is unreasonable and unrealistic. It only allows for a max coverage of 25% of only 4 approved ground covers of which we only preferred one of the options. We also prefer over 40% of our small front yard to be synthetic turf. It’s a beautiful, no-water alternative that lasts 10 years. If our yard was larger, we would have had more design options...but we chose the most appealing water-saving option to match our property. As much as we wanted to take advantage of the SaveOurWater Turf Rebate Program to install a drought-tolerant yard, we owuld have been forced to use only 25% of our preferred, highly permeable, drought tolerant material. So, we succeed at saving water while California keeps the $558 we could have been rewarded with if we would have settled for the limited materials they chose for us. Interestingly enough, our application was pre-approved even with all details of our design provided, only to be disapproved when we asked for the rebate. Additionally, we replaced 3 old toilets in our new home, opting for water-saving models offered by Koehler that came with a rebate "up to" $100 per toilet. They cost more, but the water saving was worth it – and the rebate was a great incentive. Toilets were installed last week and my husband began the rebate application this morning; however, he was immediately shot down when the SaveOurWater High Efficiency Toilet Program announced that rebate requests were too overwhelming and they aren’t honoring the rebates any longer. False advertising.
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#935421 Review #935421 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Santa Maria, California
Service
California Department Of Water Resources Rebate
Pros
  • Excellent email response system
Cons
  • Emailing with the program trying to answer a confusing question
Reason of review
False Advertising / Unreasonable Requirements
Loss
$858
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
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California Save our Water Rebate fails to pay

California Department Of Water Resources - California Save our Water Rebate fails to pay
California Department Of Water Resources - California Save our Water Rebate fails to pay
Update by user Jul 23, 2016

After complaining to the office of the

Governor of the State of California,

the Department of Water Resources approved the full

1000 square feet. Can't find contractors to do replace sod for $2000 and give up my nice water thirsty sod.

Original review posted by user Jul 13, 2016
California Save our Water Rebate fails to honor condition 'existing operational turf irrigation systems' and denies application. California's SaveOurWater program is not complying with the Governor's order. My backyard is not bare earth. Evidence of previous lawn exists per photos submitted to program. Here is a copy of email to SaveOurWater: Your California SaveOurWater department  offered a courtesy adjustment after I explained situation yesterday and approve backyard for the 1000 sq ft.  I again remind the department they are in breech to repeatedly deny my application.  I demand honoring condition of program copied and pasted below:  Saveourwater http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/turf-replacement-rebates-tc.html 1. LANDSCAPE-SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 2. Turf may be living or dead at the time of application for a reservation. Evidence of previous lawn such as existing turf, borders, remnants of turf, or existing operational turf irrigation systems may also be acceptable. Bare earth areas with no sign of turf are not eligible.
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ID
#881953 Review #881953 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Merced, California
Service
California Department Of Water Resources Rebate
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$2000
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered

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California Department Of Water Resources is an organization that is in charge of water resources in California. DWR takes responsibility of management and protection of existing state’s resources cooperating with varied agencies to add value to citizens’ life by preserving, restoring, and initiating a number of projects in water resources conservation area. California Department Of Water Resources has a wide network of trusted allies and works with such organizations as Save Our Water, Flex Alerts, and Turf Rebate. The organization deals in a number of initiatives in different areas including flood and safety, data, delta and environment among others.

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