High-Efficiency Clothes Washers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Integrated Water Factor/Water Factor?

An Integrated Water Factor/Water Factor indicates the number of gallons of water used for each cubic foot of laundry. A lower number indicates a more water-efficient clothes washer.

Which clothes washer models qualify for SoCal Water$mart rebates?

High-efficiency clothes washers with an Integrated Water Factor of 3.7 or less qualify for rebates.

Is there a limit on how many rebates I can receive?

Water agency rebates for High Efficiency Clothes Washers are limited to a single rebate per installation address for qualifying products.

Where can I buy a qualified clothes washer?

You can find qualifying high-efficiency clothes washers at most major retailer and home appliance showroom locations throughout Southern California.

Qualifying products purchased online through a third party website (eBay, Amazon, etc.) and installed at a residence within a participating water district are eligible for rebate funds provided that the product purchased can be verified as new and in its original packaging at time of purchase. Applications concerning a product purchased on a third-party website must be submitted with a receipt or confirmation identifying the item as new.

How much does a high-efficiency clothes washer save?

Qualifying washers use 55% less water than standard clothes washers, reducing water use by over 11,000 gallons a year.

Are there other benefits to purchasing a water-efficient clothes washer?

Yes! Tests have shown that high-efficiency clothes washers last longer. Most water-efficient models are also energy-efficient, and use less energy to heat water for warm water loads. This in turn could lower your energy bill too! To make the most of your water savings with a high-efficiency clothes washer, here are some additional tips:

  • Run only full loads of clothing;
  • When it is necessary to run smaller loads, match the water level with the load size.
  • Replace leaking or cracked valves and hoses immediately.
  • Perform preventative maintenance to avoid a breakdown, and/or a costly flood in your home.



Click below to verify eligibility and identify the current rebate amounts for your new water saving device(s) or measure(s). Rebate amounts may vary by water agency and are based on the availability of funding.

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Complete and submit your application online. Rebates are available region-wide.

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