On average, a single family home in the United States uses 171 gallons of water per person, per day. Over one-third of that water is used indoors for laundry, showers/baths, toilets, sinks, washing dishes, etc. About two-thirds or more of that total daily water use is used for irrigation outside of the house. High-efficiency appliances and devices can help you save water in a big way!
Did you know businesses account for 60% of all water use in Southern California? Southern California businesses may be eligible for rebates on a wide variety of water-saving technologies to help encourage water efficiency and conservation. Leaders in business and industry recognize that resource conservation also helps establish a positive public image in their community.
Many commercial facilities have lowered their water and sewer bills and received cash rebates for installing water efficient devices. No matter what the size or type of your business or facility, your business can take advantage of the many water conserving devices and technology available through this program. How can these programs help your business? Increased water use efficiency may result in:
- Lower water bills
- Reduced wastewater charges
- Lower energy costs
- Reduced cost for wastewater pretreatment
- Reduced costs for chemicals and water purification
Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) Transformation Landscape program is now being offered as their new rebate program to promote water use reduction and sustainability. Past programs that have incorporated turf removal and landscaping have been successful with water conservation. Similarly, this program will focus on grass removal, water retention and irrigation modification. MWD is offering a rebate of $1 per square foot up to 1,500 square feet of converted yard per year.
This program is a two-pronged application process. The following must be completed to secure the requested rebate funds:
1. An application must be submitted to reserve rebate funds prior to starting the project.
2. The applicant will have 180 days to complete the project in order to receive the rebate funds reserved by Metropolitan Water District.
SoCal WaterSmart Account Creation and Reservation Tutorial
Learn how to create your account and apply for a reservation!
SoCal WaterSmart Rebate Application Tutorial
Learn how to convert your reservation into a rebate application!
For additional information on water-related rebate programs, visit www.socalwatersmart.com