Up to $400 rebate available.
Older commercial dishwashers can use a significant amount of water each day. As part of an effort to increase the efficiency of potable water use, Tampa Bay Water Wise is offering rebates for restaurants that replace their existing, non-Energy Star certified dishwashers with Energy Star labeled Conveyor-Type Dishwashers. These Energy Star certified dishwashers can increase water efficiency by approximately 50% when compared to standard models!
Eligible restaurants and food service facilities (for example assisted living facilities, nursing homes, care facilities, hospitals, or other) must be considered large establishments with seating room for at least 150 guests. Additionally, applicants must provide an estimate of their current dishwasher water use per day, in gallons. The FAQs provides instructions on calculating water use. This data will help Tampa Bay Water Wise identify the amount of savings your installation will achieve. For more information regarding the rules, restrictions, and requirements, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section below, and the program’s Terms and Conditions.
Only property owners listed in the county assessor’s records are initially eligible to receive rebates. Since property records and listings may vary, the program will allow rebate checks to be written to property owners or their authorized representatives when sufficient documentation is provided. You may download a general release form here.
The existing washer cannot be an EPA Energy Star certified model. To estimate the water use of the existing dishwasher, assume it uses 1.10 gallons per rack for single or multi-tank conveyor washers. Estimate the number of times the washer runs each day, for each dishwasher that is being replaced. This will yield the total number of gallons of water used per day by the existing dishwasher(s).
An EPA Energy Star dishwasher can be estimated to use 0.70 gallons per rack for single-tank conveyor, and 0.54 gallons per rack for multiple-tank conveyor washers.