Customizable Rebate

Reimbursement up to 75% of project costs, up to $40,000 per project

This customizable rebate is for projects that improve water-use efficiency in commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family properties. Tampa Bay Water Wise and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) have partnered to provide up to 75% of project costs, up to $40,000 per project.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Toilet, showerhead and plumbing fixture replacements
  • Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ conversions
  • Irrigation system modifications
  • Weather stations for irrigation control
  • Cooling tower modifications and pretreatment systems
  • High efficiency commercial/industrial processing equipment

What are the benefits?

  • Saving money on utility bills and operating expenses
  • Reducing project costs through reimbursements
  • Protecting Florida’s water resources
  • Demonstrating environmental stewardship and leadership

Application Process

  • Step 1: Determine your water source.
    • If potable water from Pasco, Pinellas or Hillsborough counties or the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg or Tampa, then your eligible for up to 75% of costs, up to $40,000 through the WISE partnership funding.
    • If potable water from another utility, or well, surface, pond water, then your eligible for up to 50% of costs, up to $20,000 through the District’s WISE Program.
  • Step 2: Review WISE Program Applicant Handbook
  • Step 3: Contact Josh Madden at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4197, or Josh.Madden@WaterMatters.org for project questions and guidance to ensure maximum reimbursement.
  • Step 4: Calculate water savings and obtain a written quote from a contractor.
  • Step 5: Submit application found in the WISE Program Applicant Handbook to Josh Madden one to two months prior to project start.
  • Step 6: District will review application in coordination with TBWW. A pre-approval site inspection may be required. District staff will guide applicants through the process to ensure maximum reimbursement. Approval takes 1 -2 months.

Please Note:

  • Hardware, labor, installation, design and software subscriptions are eligible expenses.
  • Depending on proposed project cost, one or two quotes may be required.
  • Project must receive approval before expenditures begin.
  • Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Projects must be completed within one year of the awarded date.

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