Non-Residential Pre-Rinse Spray Valve

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Up to $50 rebate available.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pre-rinse spray valves are responsible for nearly one-third of the water used in a commercial kitchen. In fact, almost 53 billion gallons of water are used each year by commercial kitchens to rinse their dishes. As part of an effort to increase efficient use of potable water, Tampa Bay Water Wise is offering rebates for restaurants and food industry establishments (for example assisted living facilities, nursing homes, care facilities, hospitals, or other) that replace their existing 3.0 gallons per minute pre-rinse spray valves with valves that meet the U.S. Department of Energy standard of 1.00 to 1.28 gallons per minute. This standard has the potential to save 60% of water compared to the 3 gallon models!

Eligible restaurants or food industry establishments must purchase and install new valves that meet the U.S. Department of Energy standard mentioned above. Once the existing spray valves have been replaced, the older, inefficient models must be properly disposed of or recycled.

General Requirements

  • Applicant must be an existing potable water utility customer of the city of Tampa, city of St. Petersburg, city of New Port Richey, Pinellas County, Pasco County or Hillsborough County.
  • Eligible restaurants and other food industry establishments must be full service with existing inefficient pre-rinse spray valves.
  • Pre-rinse spray valves being replaced must be 3 gallons per minute (gpm) or higher (generally 10 years old or more).
  • New pre-rinse spray valves must meet U.S. Department of Energy pre-rinse spray valve standards, which are divided into three classes with flow rates between 1.00 gpm and 1.28 gpm based on spray force. See FAQs for classes.
  • Applicants must dispose of old (replaced) pre-rinse spray valves properly, and must certify disposal in the online application.
  • Applications must be submitted within 90 days of purchase.
  • Applicant agrees to Customer Agreement (see below)

Documentation Requirements

  • A purchase receipt with brand, model number, itemized costs, number of units purchased, payment indication, purchase date and install date (if applicable).
  • A copy of the new valve’s product specification sheet from manufacturer, to verify eligibility.
  • A copy of your utility bill is required.
  • If rebate is payable to an authorized representative of the owner, a completed and signed general release form is required. You may download a general release form here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 3 classes of eligible pre-rinse spray valves?

The following shows the classes of models that are eligible for a rebate. To check to see if the model you have chosen qualifies, you may review the product specs to match the new pre-rinse spray valve to one of the following classes.



 Product Classification (spray force in ounce-force, ozf)

Flow Rate (gallons per minute, GPM)

  Class 1 (<5.0 ozf)   1.00 max
  Class 2 (>5.0 ozf and <8.0 ozf)   1.20 max
  Class 3 (<8.0 ozf)   1.28 max

Who is eligible to receive non-residential rebates?

Only property owners listed in the county assessor’s records are 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.

Customer Agreement

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  • Applicant must be an existing potable water utility customer of the city of Tampa, city of St. Petersburg, city of New Port Richey, Pinellas County, Pasco County or Hillsborough County.
  • Existing inefficient pre-rinse spray valves that are replaced with a rebated product must be properly disposed of (recycled or placed in a trash receptacle).
  • Tampa Bay Water Wise reserves the right to verify the purchase and installation of upgrades. If the rebate inspector is unable to conduct a scheduled inspection to verify purchase and/or installation, the rebate check may not be issued.
  • Applicant must allow Tampa Bay Water Wise or its third-party inspector access to review the completed installation for up to two (2) years after a rebate check has been paid in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
  • Tampa Bay Water Wise reserves the right to inspect all submissions to determine eligibility. Fraudulent requests for rebates or duplicate submissions will be denied. Any paid rebates will be subject to repayment to Tampa Bay Water Wise if fraudulent activity is determined.
  • Applications submitted with missing or incomplete information will be subject to processing delays and/or denial of the rebate request.
  • Complete rebate applications submitted may take up to 30 days to be processed, approved and rebate checks sent out. Rebate approval is at the sole discretion of Tampa Bay Water Wise, and submission of a rebate application does not guarantee rebate approval.
  • In order to receive a rebate, applicants must fulfill application requirements, meet rebate criteria, and accept the customer agreement.
  • Rebate(s) will be issued as a check made payable to the account holder or property owner. Checks will not be issued to third parties or contractors, unless designated by the property owner with a general release form here.
  • The rebate issued cannot exceed the purchase price of the installed product and applicable labor.
  • Rebates are offered on new products only. Used or refurbished items are not eligible for a rebate.
  • Unless explicitly stated, all products must be owned by the customer. Rented or leased products are not eligible for a rebate.
  • New construction projects are not eligible.
  • Purchases must be made on or after March 1, 2020, with applications submitted within 90 days of purchase.

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