Water Smart Commercial Upgrades Equipment Rebate*
Business owners who purchase the following qualify for a check rebate:
Air-cooled equipment – 50 percent of cost
WaterSense plumbing fixtures – 50 percent of cost
Pre-rise spray valves (1.6 gallons per minute) – 100 percent of cost
This free program encourages local restaurants to only serve water to those who request it, saving as much as 1.5 to more than 3 gallons of water for every glass of water not served.
Local hotels and spas can save water, do less laundry and reduce operating costs by encouraging guests to reuse towels during their stay.
According to Julie Breckenridge, the water conservation manager for Washington County Water Conservancy District, these programs are designed to save water and help offset the cost when making these upgrades. “Reduced water use, reduced expenses in making water-efficient improvements and reduced utility bills,” Breckenridge said. “Participants can’t lose,” she added, “except for water waste.”
Washington County Water Conservancy District currently coordinates more than two dozen conservation programs annually in an ongoing effort to encourage local residents and businesses to use water wisely. Visit www.wcwcd.org/conservation for additional information on these and other conservation programs.