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WET Rebates for Businesses and Facilities


Program Update January 1, 2021

Valley Water's Water Efficient Technology (WET) Rebate Program has increased! See Rebate Amounts for more information.

Rebate Details

Valley Water offers rebates up to $100,000 per water conservation project through the Water Efficient Technology (WET) Rebate Program. To help implement equipment changes that reduces commercial or facility water usage, this rebate is available to commercial, industrial and institutional water customers. This video showcases a rebated project that reclaims and reuses 97% of their water, saving 10 million gallons per year!

Who Can Qualify

Any commercial, industrial or institutional customer in Santa Clara County is eligible. Examples of "institutional" customers may include schools, parks, hospitals, government agencies and other facilities.

How to Apply

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Identify a project 
    • Eligible projects must directly reduce water use by at least 74,800 gallons per year. 
    • Project must be able to be directly submetered thirty days before and after retrofit to document water savings. Expect 4 inspections: Two pre-inspections to measure the water use on the old equipment, and two post-inspections to measure the new equipment's water use.
    • Equipment and projects must have a minimum life expectancy of five years. 
    • Equipment must be purchased, or leased with a minimum of five years. 
    • Maintenance projects do not qualify 
    • Projects must meet all applicable federal, state, local codes and regulations 
    • Sample projects include: 
      • Onsite reclamation and reuse of rinse water 
      • Ozone laundry retrofits 
      • Water-saving ice machines 
      • Air-cooled chillers 
      • Cooling tower efficiency upgrades
  2. Download the application, print it, fill it out and send to:

Commercial Rebate Program 
Water Conservation Unit 
5750 Almaden Expressway 
Valley Water 
San José, CA 95118

Note:  Rebates are available until funding is depleted. 

For more information, please call (408) 630-2684.

Rebate Amount

The maximum rebate is $100,000! Rebates are based on measured water savings, and must save at least 100 CCF per year to be eligible for rebate (1 CCF = 748 gallons). The rebate amount is based on the lesser of either:

  • $4 per CCF saved annually or
  • up to 100% of the cost of the equipment (excluding taxes or labor).

For sites in Morgan Hill, an additional $4 per CCF ($8 per CCF total) will be added to the rebate up to a maximum of $10,000 for a total rebate cap of $110,000. This higher rebate amount is not available if the rebate is determined by the cost of equipment. 

Note: Rebates are available until June 30, 2021, or until funding is depleted. 

QUESTIONS? For more information about this program, please call (408) 630-2684 or email us at [email protected].