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Pool Pump Billing Credit Rebate Program

Using your pool pump when energy demand is low can help keep electric rates down and reduce your impact on Riverside’s electrical grid. This is especially true during the warm summer months when electricity use is high. In our effort to support energy conservation, Riverside Public Utilities is giving our residential electricity customers a $5 credit toward their monthly electricity bill for every month they use their pool pumps during off-peak hours.

To qualify for this credit, customers must have a permanent in-ground swimming pool with appropriate pump, motor, filter and timer equipment. Above-ground pools, empty pools, and stand-alone spas are not eligible to receive this billing credit. Also, commercial and public swimming pools, which are required to run pump motors when pools are in use, are not eligible for this credit. Other programs that reduce electricity costs for commercial pool owners may be discussed with RPU staff.


When are off-peak hours?
Off-Peak hours are between 10:01 p.m. and 11:59 a.m weekdays (Monday - Friday). To qualify for this billing credit, your pool pump’s automatic timer equipment must be set to operate during these specific off-peak hours.


How do I participate in the Pool Pump Billing Credit Program?
First, set your pool pump’s cleaning cycle to run between 10:01 p.m. and 11:59 a.m weekdays (Monday - Friday). You should only operate your pool pump for as long as is required by your pool pump manufacturer to keep your pool clean during these specified off-peak hours.

Next, complete and sign the Pool Pump – Billing Credit Program Application Form and mail it to:

Riverside Public Utilities Customer Relations
3750 University Ave, 3rd Floor

Still have questions? Give us a call at 951-826-5485 or send us an e-mail.



Program Guidelines

  • Program is subject to fund availability and may be cancelled at any time.
  • Applicant must be a Riverside Public Utilities residential electric customer. Only one billing credit per eligible household.
  • Swimming pool must be a permanent fixture with a permanently installed pump, motor, filter, and automatic timer that controls the operation of the pump. The pump's motor must be rated at a minimum of three-quarters horsepower.
  • Above-ground pools, empty pools, or stand-alone spas are not eligible to receive billing credit.
  • Qualifying customers must reset pool's automatic timers so that the pumps do not operate between noon and 10 p.m.
  • All Pool Pump Billing Credit participants agree to allow Riverside Public Utilities, during regular business hours, to inspect their pool's automatic timer and ensure that they’re properly set to off-peak hours, which is between 10:01 p.m. and 11:59 a.m.
  • All General Program Guidelines apply.
What Do I Need To Do?
Select the rebate programs of which you would like to participate:
Pool Pump Billing Credit
Complete the application including all applicable receipts and mail to:
Riverside Public Utilities
Programs & Services

3750 University Avenue, 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
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