Up to $1,000 rebate available.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, residential outdoor water use in this country requires more than 9 billion gallons of water each day. In order to conserve potable water while reducing costs to the consumer, Tampa Bay Water Wise is offering rebates to homeowners designated as deficit or excessive irrigators for the installation of a shallow well to replace potable water irrigation. Shallow wells provide non-potable water. Non-potable water cannot be used for drinking or for inside household uses, it can only be used for watering plants outside.
Eligible deficit or excessive irrigators, as determined by Tampa Bay Water Wise, will be able to reduce the use of potable water by using the water from the newly installed shallow well to irrigate their properties. To ensure proper installation, applicants must work with a licensed contractor who is certified by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (a list of these contractors can be found here). For more information regarding the rules, restrictions, and requirements, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section below, and the program’s Terms and Conditions.
An “As-Built” is a planning and implementation document developed by the installing contractor that maps where your shallow well will be located and the steps taken to complete the installation according to requirements and local ordinances. Your contractor should be familiar with this document, and able to provide it to you upon completion of your alternative water source project.
A permit must be obtained by the installing contractor and must complete final inspection by a qualified representative of the permit-granting party in your region. Your contractor should be able to assist you in what to expect and ensure that your new water source successfully passes its final inspection. A signed copy of the permit with the inspection approved must be included with your rebate application.
Material eligible for rebates include, but is not limited to: permit costs, drilling charges, mobilization charges, pumps, well seals, pressure relief valves, pump control boxes, well casing, slotted well pipe, well system manifold piping, couplings, valves, sand installed, pump electrical wiring, conduit, automatic rain shutoff device, pressure tanks, and connection to irrigation system.
Items not eligible for rebate include, but are not limited to: irrigation spray heads, rotors, drip systems, pump replacements, iron removal systems, irrigation controls (for example, automatic timers).