Learn How to Save on Water Consumption and Qualify for a Rebate
The Austin Water Utility offers a free service to commercial customers, where Water Conservation auditors will evaluate a business’ water consumption to determine how your company uses water. Auditors can then suggest ways to reduce water use and explore potential eligibility for special commercial rebates.
A water conservation audit may be well worth the effort, as Water Conservation offers rebates of up to $100,000 to industrial, commercial, and institutional customers for installing new water conservation equipment and processes at existing facilities. In addition, certain projects may also qualify for other incentives, such as property or sales tax exemptions.
Plumbing upgrades that may qualify for this program include capturing on-site sources of water, such as rainwater, air conditioner condensate, or foundation (French) drain water for landscape irrigation use or cooling tower makeup. Other techniques, such as reusing high quality rinse water and installing water saving equipment or processes may also be eligible.
Contact City of Austin Water Conservation auditors to learn more about rebates and eligibility or download the Commercial Rebate Application and Guidelines from the Water Conservation website.
The City of Austin also offers water conservation rebates to businesses who replace plumbing fixtures, such as toilets. Learn more about water conservation rebates and how businesses can reduce water consumption by installing toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense label in the next installment of Plumbing Insights, brought to you by the experts at 1st Home and Commercial Services.