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Step 1: Identify a Project

Projects must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Directly reduce water use by at least 74,800 gallons per year. 
  • Be able to be directly submetered thirty days before and after retrofit to document water savings. Expect 4 inspections: Two pre-inspections to measure water use on the old equipment, and two post-inspections to measure the new equipment's water use.
  • Equipment and projects have minimum life expectancy of five years. 
  • Equipment must be purchased, or leased with a minimum of five years. Qualifying equipment and installation receipts, lease agreements, or both must be provided after the Notice to Proceed (after project approval and equipment installation). 
  • Maintenance projects do not qualify 
  • Converting from potable to recycled water does not quality 
  • Projects must meet all applicable federal, state, local codes and regulations

Qualifying equipment

  • Onsite water reuse
  • Treated wastewater used again at the facility
  • Untreated process water used for a different purpose
  • Cooling tower efficiency upgrades
  • Air-cooled chillers
  • Ozone laundry retrofits
  • Water softeners
  • Water-saving ice machines
  • Any other equipment that results in measurable water savings, including customized equipment