Our Water Conservation and Reuse Grant Pilot Program provides commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential property owners with incentives to install fixture retrofits and other water efficiency technologies, such as on-site water reuse systems.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any program inquiries.
|Eligible Costs||Conditions||Grant Funding Amount|
|Equipment Costs||WaterSense® certified fixture replacements||Fixed maximum unit price; see table below|
|Custom Water Efficiency Retrofits||$10 per gallon per day (gpd) water savings achieved, up to 100% of documented equipment costs.|
|Facility Water Use Survey, and Design Services||Includes third-party costs for facility water use survey and any associated design services required in development of the application.||Up to 20% of total equipment costs|
Items eligible for reimbursement include: documented equipment costs, including materials and supplies; third-party costs for a facility water use survey; and third-party costs for design services as detailed in the tables below.
|Fixture||WaterSense® Specification||Maximum DEP Rebate Rates ($/fixture)|
|Residential Toilets (Tank or Flushometer)||less than 1.6 gallons per flush||$125|
|Showerheads||less than 2.0 gallons per minute||$45|
|Bathroom Sink Aerators||less than 1.5 gallons per minute||$3|
|Commercial Toilets (Flushometer)||less than 1.28 gallons per flush||$650|
|Urinals||less than 0.5 gallons per flush||$600|
Applications are being accepted July 1, 2019 through October 15, 2019. Grant Awards are expected to be announced in Spring 2020.
The following must be submitted for the application to be considered:
|Water Savings Type||Required Documentation|
|Equipment retrofits or replacements,
||Must submit a Facility Water Use Survey* for each building|
|Equipment retrofits or replacements, including onsite water reuse, in an existing building||Must submit a Facility Water Use Survey* for each building, and a completed On-site Water Reuse Calculator** for only those buildings with proposed onsite water reuse projects.|
|An on-site water reuse system in new construction||Must submit a completed On-site Water Reuse Calculator**|
The Facility Water Use Survey may be formatted however the applicant chooses provided the following information is included:
Visit the The United State Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense® Tools for Commercial and Institutional Facilities for guidance and resources for conducting a water assessment of commercial and institutional facilities. Participants using the tools should recognize that additional documentation may be required to fulfill all the requirements. Applicants should also be aware that they may conduct the facility water use survey themselves, but if selected for a grant, we will only reimburse third-party facility water use survey costs.
Comprehensive Water Reuse Program
Buildings with successful on-site water reuse systems are eligible for the Comprehensive Water Reuse Program (CWRP). The CWRP provides a 25% water and wastewater fee discount to DEP customers who install water reuse systems that reduce the building’s water consumption by at least 25%.