Non-Residential Pre-Rinse Spray Valve

Get Up to $50 Per Pre-Rinse Spray Valve

The Tampa Bay Water Wise program is offering rebates to restaurants and food service establishments that replace old pre-rinse spray valves with water-efficient models. Your facility may be eligible for pre-rinse spray valve and other rebates, so be sure to check those out too.

Apply for this Rebate

How Does it work?

Restaurants and food industry establishments 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 can receive a $50 rebate. Once the existing spray valves have been replaced, the older, inefficient models must be properly disposed of or recycled.

What are the benefits?

Pre-rinse spray valves are responsible for nearly one-third of the water used in a commercial kitchen, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Almost 53 billion gallons of water are used each year by commercial kitchens to rinse their dishes!

By replacing pre-rinse spray valves with new valves that meet the U.S. Department of Energy standard, you can save water and money with this rebate.

  • The rebate of up to $50 can cover all or much of the cost of new spray valves.
  • Increase water efficiency up to 60%.
  • Reduced water use can lower your utility bill.

General requirements

  • You 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.
  • You must dispose of old (replaced) pre-rinse spray valves properly, and must certify disposal in the online application.
  • Applications must be submitted within 1 year of purchase.
  • You must agree to the Customer Agreement (see below)
    • 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)

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

Document 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 the 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.

Customer Agreement

  • 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 1 year of purchase.

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