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Important Information for the Winter Months!

Please check your irrigation system to make sure you are not watering your landscape during the rainy season. Remember - your sewer rates are based on a six year average of your water use during the months of January, February and March.

Read your bill monthly. If your water use is higher than normal, you may have a leak.

Space heater use increases your utility bill! If you see an increase in your energy use during the winter months, check to see if an electric space heater is being used. The use of a space heater will greatly increase your energy costs.

Notice: Mandatory No Water Wasting Restrictions are in Effect

The City of Lompoc has had No Water Wasting Restrictions since January 16, 1990 in order to help conserve water. City Council made changes to the restrictions on September 5, 2017. Please review the current restrictions below.


Bill Assistance

Do you need help paying your bill?

The City may be able to help you. If you qualify for Electric Rate Assistance, you may be eligible to receive a credit of up to $9.00 towards your electric charges each month.

Electric Rate Assistance: To see if you are eligible, please download the application or call 805-875-8252 to request an application by mail. You must complete the application and return it with required documentation to the City of Lompoc.

City of Lompoc Residential Medical Discount Program: This program is available to residents who have qualifying medical conditions. To see if you are eligible, please download the application or call 805-875-8258 to request an application by mail.

Additional Assistance Programs

Catholic Charities: You may be eligible for assistance. Contact 805-736-6226 for more information.

CAC Energy Services and Home Energy Assistance Program: You may qualify for home energy upgrades and utility payment assistance towards your electric, gas, wood, propane bill, if you meet certain criteria. This program is administered by Community Action Commission. Please visit their website for more information or call 805-617-2897.

Southern California Gas Company: The Gas Company provides bill assistance for customers with a gas account. Please visit their website for more information.


Rebates

Do you want to save energy and water and receive a rebate?

The City offers rebates to help you reduce energy and water use in your home, if you purchase Energy Star and Water Sense labeled appliances and toilets.

For more information about these programs, call 805-875-8252 or click on a program below to send an email to staff. Provide your name, mailing address and telephone number to request more information.

Please note that old clothes washers, freezers and refrigerators must be recycled at the City of Lompoc Landfill. The City can do this for you at no cost. Please call Conservation staff to schedule an appointment at 805-875-8252. Allow up to 3 weeks for an appointment.  

Appliance Rebates

Clothes Washer Replacement Rebate: $300 rebate is available to replace a clothes washer that is not labeled Energy Star with a new Energy Star labeled clothes washer. The old clothes washer must be recycled at the City of Lompoc Landfill. The City can take the appliance to the landfill at no cost.  Application

Freezer Replacement Rebate: $144 rebate is available to replace an old freezer with a new Energy Star model. The old freezer must be recycled at the City of Lompoc Landfill. The City can take the appliance to the landfill at no cost.  Application

Freezer Buy-Back Rebate: $35 rebate is available to dispose of any old freezer at the City of Lompoc Landfill. The City can do this for you at no cost.  Application

Refrigerator Replacement Rebate: $144 rebate is available to replace a working refrigerator with a new Energy Star refrigerator. The old refrigerator must be recycled at the City of Lompoc Landfill. The City can take the appliance to the landfill at no cost.  Application

Refrigerator Income Qualifying Replacement Program: For electric customers who qualify for the Electric Rate Assistance Program, the City will help you purchase a new Energy Star refrigerator from a participating appliance dealer. A rebate of up to $635 is available. Please call 825-875-8252 for more information.

Refrigerator Buy-Back Rebate: $35 rebate is available to dispose of any old freezer at the City of Lompoc Landfill. The City can do this for you at no cost.  Application

Lighting Rebates

LED Light Bulb Replacement Rebate: Save up to 80% of the cost to operate lighting with Energy Star labeled LED light bulbs. Purchase LED bulbs to replace old inefficient light bulbs with equivalent wattage LED light bulbs and receive a rebate of up to a $10 per light bulb (not to exceed one-half of purchase cost). To receive a rebate, complete application and submit to the City with the new LED bulb packaging and receipt. Application

LED Holiday Light Rebate: Save up to 90% of the cost to operate decorative holiday lighting with LED light strands. Purchase LED holiday lights and receive a rebate of $4 (not to exceed purchase cost). Limit: rebate available for 5 strands per electric customer.  Application

Commercial Lighting Rebate: Please contact 805-875-8252 for information about this program.

Commercial Custom Rebate: Any energy efficient retrofit not listed above may qualify for the Customized Rebate of $0.15 per watt saved. An inspection of the existing equipment is required. Please contact 805-875-8252 for information about this program.

Landscape Rebates

Rain Barrel Rebate: If you purchase a rain barrel and are a City of Lompoc Water Customer, you can receive a rebate of up to $50 per rain barrel. Rebate is limited to 4 barrels per customer.  Application

Landscape Rebate: Want to save water outdoors? Replace grass with low water using plants, rocks, mulch, or synthetic turf and receive a rebate of up to $1000.  Application

Leak Detection and Leak Repair Rebate

The Water Leak Detection and Repair Rebate Program was created to help encourage customers to repair leaks in order to prevent the waste of water. The program is intended to help customers offset the cost of locating and repairing water leaks requiring the services of a professional. For information about this program, please contact the Conservation Division at 805-875-8252.

Important!  Please provide the rebate application to your professional prior to starting leak detection or leak repair work to ensure that all requirements are met to receive a rebate. A Plumbing Permit from the Building Division must be obtained before starting repair work. Exception - The repair of residential irrigation line leaks do not require a permit. 

Program Rebate Amount:

  • The maximum rebate available is $700.
  • The rebate may be used to reimburse labor costs by a licensed plumber, contractor, or leak detection service for the following:
    • Leak detection
    • Leak repair
    • City of Lompoc plumbing permit fee

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a City of Lompoc water utility customer.
  • Rebate applies to labor costs associated with repairing a leak by a licensed plumber, contractor or leak detection service. The plumber, contractor, or leak detection service must have a City of Lompoc business license and State of California Contractor’s plumbing license.
  • The rebate does not apply to repairs made by the customer.
  • Rebate will cover labor costs associated with the repair of water main supply line, interior water service lines, and irrigation lines. The rebate does not apply to the repair of storm, sewer, or vent pipes. Rebate does not apply to the material costs.   Application

Shutting off your Water Service at the Meter

During normal business hours, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday,

The City of Lompoc Water Division provides free service to customers for turning off water meters to make repairs or check for leaks. on the customer's property.

After normal business hours and on weekends and holidays

To have a water meter turned off for emergency repair contact the Lompoc Police Department at 736-2341 to have the on-call Water Department employee respond. The standard call-out fee of $35.00 will be charged to the monthly utility bill to turn-off the water meter to enable property owners to make emergency repairs to their plumbing system. To restore water service, a time can be arranged with the on-call Water department employee. There is no additional charge to restore water service during normal business hours.


The property owner, tenant or plumbing contractor may be charged for any damage occurring to the City of Lompoc water meter service piping or meter while shutting off the meter . Turning off the water meter should be done in emergency situations only.

Depending on the extent to repair a damaged meter valve, the cost could range up to $1500.00.

Toilet Replacement Rebate

Toilet Replacement Rebate: Receive a rebate of $100 if you replace a 1.6 or 3 gallon per flush (gpf) toilet with a Water Sense labeled toilet using 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) or less. 

A Plumbing Permit is required to replace a toilet per the 2016 State of California Plumbing Code. Please contact the Building Division to obtain a permit at 805-875-8220. Toilets can be taken to the landfill by City staff. Call 805-875-8024 for more information.

Call 805-875-8252 for more information about this rebate program.  Application

Free Programs

Free Aerators and Showerheads: Aerators and Showerheads are available at no cost to customers.  Please contact 805-875-8252 for more information.


PV (Solar) Installation Information

Can I install a PV (solar) system in the City of Lompoc utility service area?

Yes, please review the following forms and applications for more information. For additional questions, please contact Conservation staff at 805-875-8252.

For more information about installing a solar system, please visit Go Solar California. Note: All equipment installed must be listed on this website.

Solar Interconnection Notice: The City of Lompoc has fulfilled its California mandated Solar Net Energy Metering obligations. However, the City still offers a Customer Owned Generation Rate Schedule to customers who install solar systems.

Application and Forms

Building Permit Information: Please contact the Building Division at 805-875-8220 for information about the permit process.


Ways to Save - Conservation Tips and How To’s

How can I learn more about finding a water leak?

Please visit the following websites for helpful information on how to find a leak.

How can I learn more about saving water?

Conservation staff is available to answer questions that you may have about ways to save water in your home or business. The City also offers rebates to help you save water. Please call 805-875-8252 for more information.

waterwise logoWater Saving Tips and How To’s:

The County Santa Barbara Water Agency has made some helpful videos that demonstrate effective "do-it-yourself" conservation tips on film! Visit WaterwiseSB.

How can I learn more about saving energy?

Conservation staff is available to answer questions that you may have about ways to save energy in your home or business. The City offers rebates to help you replace older inefficient appliances and lighting with new Energy Star labeled products.

Energy Saving Tips and How To’s:

Utility Rate Information


Contact

Please contact the Conservation Division for assistance regarding:

  • Bill Assistance Programs
  • Rebates
  • Solar Installation
  • Ways to Save Energy and Water

Conservation Division
100 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436
805-875-8252
Fax 805-736-5347
Email: j_main@ci.lompoc.ca.us

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