For Your Business

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 opens in a new windowHERE.opens PDF file

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.

For more information and qualifying standards, contact Customer Service at (619) 670-2222 opens phone dialeror by email customerservice@otaywater.govcreate new email.

Water and Energy Efficient Programs

The  opens in a new windowHome Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) and the opens in a new windowProperty 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.

For more information on Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO), click opens in a new windowHERE.
For more information on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), click opens in a new windowHERE.

Outdoor Conservation

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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, click opens in a new windowHERE.

Where Can I find a qualified professional landscaper?

•   opens in a new windowIrrigation Association –  To find certified landscape irrigation designers, auditors, water managers and more.
•   opens in a new windowCalifornia Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) – Tips on how to hire a lansdcape contractor.


Do you have questions about Otay Water District’s conservation programs for businesses? Please contact Customer Service 619-670-2222opens phone dialer or by email customerservice@otaywater.govcreate new email.