Are you a business located within the Otay Water District’s service area concerned with high water use and related water, wastewater and energy costs? The District can help your bottom line with conservation programs designed for you. Businesses can achieve significant water savings through device retrofits and water-efficient landscape practices.
To view a list of available rebates please, click HERE.
Incentives for On-Site Recycled Water Conversions
Metropolitan Water District’s On-Site Retrofit Pilot Program provides financial incentives to public or private property owners to convert potable irrigation to recycled water. For more information, click HERE.
Free Commercial Landscape Irrigation Survey
This program is provided free of charge to commercial, industrial and institutional customers. Benefits include:
- Reduced maintenance and related costs for hardscape improvements on your property.
- Reduced overall water use.
- Reduced irrigation run-off into streams, bays, and the ocean.
- Reduced demand on water supply during peak times.
(New) Water Savings Incentive Program
This program is open to all commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural, and large landscape customers with qualifying projects receiving water from the Otay Water District. Incentives are paid based on the amount of water saved as a result of the project, subject to available funding. The incentive payment amount is up to $0.60 per 1,000 gallons saved per year over the project life, up to a maximum of 10 years. Incentives are limited to 50% of the eligible project costs. Eligible costs directly pertain to the project installation or water management services including audits, design, engineering, construction, equipment and materials.
Water and Energy Efficient Programs
The Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) and the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs provide commercial and business properties the opportunity to make water and energy improvements without out-of-pocket expenditures. The HERO program partners with local governments to make water efficient, energy efficient, and renewable energy products affordable for commercial property owners. PACE works with owners of commercial, industrial and multi-family (over 5 units) buildings to finance the installation of water and energy improvements. Both programs provide up to 100 percent financing and allow property owners to pay for the water, energy and money saving improvements over time as a line item on the property tax bill. Please see each program for eligibility and program details.
The Water Conservation Garden
Looking for ideas on how to make your commercial landscape more water wise? Visit the Water Conservation Garden on the campus of Cuyamaca Community College to see the color, variety and beauty of waterwise landscapes. The Garden is located in Rancho San Diego. For directions and more information, visit Water Conservation Garden’s website.
Where Can I find a qualified professional landscaper?
• Irrigation Association– To find certified landscape irrigation designers, auditors, water managers and more.
• California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA)- Tips on how to hire a lansdcape contractor.