Water Efficient Washing Machine Rebates

Photos of water efficient washing machines and the graphic text, Rebates of up to $150.

Up to $150 toward the purchase of a new Water Efficient Washing Machine!

District customers can qualify for up to $150* toward a water efficient washing machine!  Front loading washing machines are much more efficient than older, top loading models. The latest Energy Star® Most Efficient rated washers can use half the water and energy of older machines. This saves you money on both energy and water bills.

Laundry generally accounts for 14-40% of a typical household’s water usage.  A standard washer uses 40-45 gallons per load and a high-efficiency washer uses 14-25 gallons per load.  The U.S. Department of Energy estimates the average loads of laundry per washer to be 392 loads annually.  The potential water savings from using a high-efficiency washer can range from approximately 5,000 -12,000 gallons annually (6-15 HCF annually).

*For large commercial and multi-family residential customers the high-efficiency rebate will remain as a WSIP calculation with rebate installments based on actual water savings as previously authorized under the current program.


  • Determine Eligibility:
    –  Applicant must be an existing single-family residential customer of Goleta Water District.
    –  Clothes washer must be installed at service address of customer.
    –  Clothes washer must be replacing a pre-existing, non-efficient washing machine at the same service address.
  • Verify the clothes washer you are going to purchase and install qualifies at the time of purchase. Model must be on the current Energy Star® Most Efficient list at the time of purchase (www.energystar.gov/products/most_efficient).
  • Purchase and install your qualifying product. Product must qualify for rebate at the time of purchase.
  • Complete and submit this application with original proof of purchase by mail to: Goleta Water District Clothes Washer Rebate, 4699 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93110. Application materials must be postmarked within 60 days of purchase.
  • Other Terms and Conditions apply. See application for details.

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Click here to download the residential Water Efficient Washing Machine Rebate Application.