Easy Steps for Saving Water at Your Facility

As the weather heats up, it’s a good time to think about water conservation – especially since this year has brought very little of the wet stuff so far.  But don’t worry – the Santa Clara Valley Water District is here to help.  Whether you manage an office complex, a hotel, an apartment building or a manufacturing facility, we have a program that can help you save water and money.

Indoor Water Conservation Measures

  • Get a new toilet – on us.  Businesses, apartments and schools that currently have old, inefficient (3.5 gallons or more per flush) toilets are eligible for free toilets and free installation.  Rebates for high-efficiency toilets are also available.  To sign up, just call (800) 307-5700. 
  • Let us help with the cost through our Commercial Rebate Program.  Two kinds of rebates are available:
    • Set Rebates for:
      • Air-Cooled Ice Machines – up to $1,000 per machine;
      • Connectionless Food Steamers – up to $485 per compartment;
      • High-Efficiency Urinals – up to $300 per urinal;
      • High-Efficiency Clothes Washers – up to $400 per machine.
      • Water Submeters for apartments, condos and mobile homes – up to $100 per submeter.
    • Custom (Measured) Rebates for customers who update their equipment to measurably reduce water usage. 
    • For more information or to sign up, call (408) 630-2707.
  • Does your commercial kitchen have an old pre-rinse spray valve?  Let us send you a water-efficient sprayer for free.  To get yours today, call (408) 630-2707.

Outdoor Water Conservation Measures

  • Ask an Irrigation Surveyor. Our FREE Landscape Survey Program has surveyors evaluate and suggest ways to better manage your outdoor water use. 
  • Purchase and install efficient irrigation equipment. Businesses can receive rebates for upgrading irrigation hardware through our Landscape Rebate Program.
  • Install weather-based irrigation controllers. We offer rebates for these controllers which use local weather conditions to calculate and adjust site-specific irrigation schedules.
  • Replace high-water using landscape with qualifying low-water using plants to qualify for our rebate.

For more information, visit www.valleywater.org/Programs/ConservationForBusinesses.aspx
Or call our Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554. Programs subject to funding availability. Certain restrictions apply.


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