High-Efficiency Washer Rebate Program

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A high-efficiency clothes washer can reduce your water use by 45 percent and energy use by up to 25 percent. Get yours by participating in the new High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Pilot Program from December 2, 2019 through September 28, 2020, or earlier if all rebates are fulfilled. Qualified Hernando County Utilities Department (HCUD) customers can get a $100 water bill credit for replacing their non-high-efficiency clothes washer with a new Energy Star-labeled high-efficiency clothes washing machine.

Four easy steps to participate

  1. Agree to the terms and conditions of this program by clicking “I Agree” below

  2. Before purchasing your washing machine, submit for and receive via email the required authorization code, program policy, rebate application and list of Energy Star-labeled high-efficiency washers.

    The High Efficiency Washing Machine Rebate email is monitored by staff. There is no automatic reply distributing the authorization code. Please allow time for water conservation staff to respond to your email and issue a code, before you make your purchase.

  3. Review list of qualified Energy Star-labeled high-efficiency washers and make your purchase

  4. Complete the rebate application and mail to the Hernando County Utilities Department with the original receipt for the Energy Star-labeled high-efficiency clothes washer to receive a $100 water bill credit

Submit rebate application and original receipt via mail or drop off to:

Hernando County Utilities Department
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Program
15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613

Terms and Conditions:

  • You must receive an authorization code prior to being an official program participant. Do not purchase a new high-efficiency clothes washer prior to receiving a code
  • The program is for residential HCUD water and wastewater customers only
  • You must own the home where the new high-efficiency washer will be installed
  • The HCUD account owner must occupy the home for which the HE washing machine is going to be purchased.
  • Only one rebate per customer
  • If you own multiple homes in Hernando County you may NOT receive a rebate at each home
  • The new high-efficiency clothes washer must be an Energy Star-labeled washer on the qualified Energy Star list, get more details on specific brands and models
  • The new high-efficiency clothes washer must be replacing an old, non-high-efficiency clothes washer
  • The old machine may not be used again anywhere, must be rendered inoperable and disposed of properly
  • You cannot give or sell your old machine to someone else
  • Used or reconditioned high-efficiency clothes washers do not qualify for the rebate, even if they are on the Energy Star list
  • The high-efficiency clothes washer must be purchased for domestic use and not for resale
  • High-efficiency clothes washers obtained at rent-to-own facilities do not qualify. Traditional in-store financing and layaway plans are acceptable, after the high-efficiency clothes washer is installed at your home

Required Authorization Code

  • An authorization code is required to participate in this program
  • Do not purchase your new washer until after you have received an authorization code (this ensures you qualify for the rebate)
  • After completing the form, the required authorization code will be provided via email from the HCUD Water Conservation Department. Authorization codes will not be not be provided in person
  • Your name, address and account number will be linked to the authorization code. This code cannot be used by anyone except the HCUD account holder (you). You cannot give it to anyone else. If you decide not to participate after receiving an authorization code, please contact us so someone else can participate. We expect to have a waiting list
  • The required authorization code must be obtained via the online process and is not available by mail, fax or in person at our office


  • Rebates are limited and will be given to participants with an authorization code on a first- come, first-served basis
  • Rebates will NOT be given for Energy Star-labeled high-efficiency clothes washers purchased before December 2, 2019 after September 28, 2020 or after the limit of rebates is reached
  • Your authorization code and original sales slip for the new Energy Star-labeled high-efficiency clothes washer must be submitted with the rebate application
  • Submit rebate application and original receipt via mail or drop off to:

Hernando County Utilities Department
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Program
15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613

 I understand that I MUST receive an authorization code BEFORE I purchase the HE washing machine to qualify for this rebate.
I understand the codes are emailed to me by staff and that this program is managed only Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., therefore I must allow 3 - 5 business days for processing to receive the authorization code. 

I agree to the above terms and conditions to receive the $100 rebate on Energy Star-labeled high-efficiency clothes washers. Please provide the Authorization Code Request Form.

I Agree