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.
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|
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.