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, totaling $50,000 or more on a single private property.
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|
Please read the eligibility requirements thoroughly. Currently, approximately $1 million is available; however additional funding may be made available if sufficient demand is demonstrated.
Items eligible for reimbursement include: documented equipment costs, including materials and supplies; third-party costs for a facility water use survey; and third-party costs for design services as detailed in the tables below.
|Fixture||WaterSense® Specification||Maximum DEP Rebate Rates ($/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 may be submitted at any time and, pending funding availability, may be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All applications are due June 1, 2023, and additional application rounds may be announced in the future. Please email email@example.com prior to applying.
The following must be submitted for the application to be considered:
|Water Savings Type||Required Documentation|
|Equipment retrofits or replacements, excluding onsite water reuse, in a single existing building||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 must include:
Visit 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.
Water and Wastewater Rate Discounts
DEP offers a 25% water fee discount to customers who install water reuse systems that reduce the building’s water consumption by at least 25%. A 76% wastewater fee discount is also offered for properties that discharge less than 25% of their flow. View the following sections of the current Water and Wastewater Rate Schedule for more information about how to obtain and receive a water and wastewater rate discount:
Buildings with successful on-site water reuse systems are also eligible for the Comprehensive Water Reuse Program. Download the Comprehensive Water Reuse Program Application.