Rebates

Residential

Toilets

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Get a $75 rebate towards a Premium WaterSense-labeled toilet.

Premium WaterSense toilets use 1.06 gallons per flush (gpf) or less compared to the 3.5 gpf or more used by toilets installed prior to 1994. Premium WaterSense toilets are the most efficient of EPA’s WaterSense-labeled models. (Learn more about the EPA’s WaterSense program.) These toilets use 20% less water and remove 70% more solid waste, compared to regular WaterSense toilets.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Customers must reside within the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • Only 1.06 gpf or less Premium WaterSense toilets are eligible for the rebate. Check this list of Premium WaterSense toilets (xls) to ensure you choose a qualifying toilet.
  • Only single-family residences and duplexes with separate utility bills are eligible.
  • The application must be submitted within 60 days of purchasing the new toilet.
  • Maximum of two (2) rebates per household.

Take These Steps

  • Buy a Premium WaterSense toilet. Remember to use the Premium WaterSense toilets list (xls). You can purchase Premium WaterSense toilets from a variety of retailers, including these local retailers (pdf).
  • Fill out a rebate application
  • Send these three items to the address below:
    • Signed, completed application.
    • Purchase receipt that includes the brand and model number of the new Premium WaterSense toilet(s).
    • Copy of water bill.
  • Mail or fax to:
    SPU - Toilet Rebate Program
    PO Box 34018
    Seattle, WA 98124-4018
    Fax: (206) 684-8529

How do I dispose of my old toilet?

You can take your old toilet(s) to the following locations to be recycled (fees apply). All non-porcelain hardware and wax rings must be removed.

  • All Wood Recycling
    8504 192nd Av NE
    Redmond WA 98053
    (206) 682-5735
  • Bobby Wolford Trucking & Recycle Yard
    22014 W Bostian Rd
    Woodinville WA 98072
    (425) 481-1800
  • Kangley Rock and Recycle
    510 Monster Rd SW
    Renton WA 98055
    (425) 226-1000 x 3339
  • Renton Concrete Recyclers
    500 Monster Rd SW
    Renton WA 98055
    (206) 772-2278

Contact:

For more information or help with choosing or locating toilets, contact Billie Fisher at billie.fisher@seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1282.

Apartment and Condominium Owners

Multifamily Toilet Replacement

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Get a $75 or $150 rebate towards replacing old toilets with WaterSense-labeled toilets and watch your building water use decrease by 15-25%.

  • $75 rebate per toilet towards 1.28 gpf or less WaterSense toilets.
  • $150 rebate per toilet towards 1.06 gpf or less Premium WaterSense toilets.
  • View case studies of program participants.

Eligibility Requirements

Take These Steps

  • Mail or fax a completed application:
  • Wait for authorization. You should receive an authorization letter or phone call within two weeks. If you do not, please call Billie Fisher at (206) 615-1282.
  • Buy and install toilets. (Reminder: Replacement toilets must be Premium WaterSense or WaterSense models.) 
  • Submit project completion information which will be included in the authorization letter.

How do I dispose of my old toilet?

You can take your old toilet(s) to the following locations to be recycled (fees apply). All non-porcelain hardware and wax rings must be removed.

  • All Wood Recycling
    8504 192nd Av NE
    Redmond WA 98053
    (206) 682-5735
  • Bobby Wolford Trucking & Recycle Yard
    22014 W Bostian Rd
    Woodinville WA 98072
    (425) 481-1800
  • Kangley Rock and Recycle
    510 Monster Rd SW
    Renton WA 98055
    (425) 226-1000 x 3339
  • Renton Concrete Recyclers
    500 Monster Rd SW
    Renton WA 98055
    (206) 772-2278

Contact:

For more information or help with choosing toilets that are right for your building, contact Billie Fisher at billie.fisher@seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1282.

Sprinkler System Upgrades

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Multifamily customers with more than one acre of irrigation area may be eligible to receive financial and technical assistance. The following services are available:

Irrigation Technical Assistance

  • On-site assessments to evaluate the efficiency of automatic irrigation systems including watering schedules.
  • Any irrigation technology that improves the efficiency of an irrigation system and saves water qualifies for an incentive.

Irrigation Utility Billing Analysis

  • Billing, consumption and ROI analysis.

Financial incentives

  • The Saving Water Partnership may provide up to 50% of the cost for irrigation upgrades that save water. To get started, please complete and submit the rebate application (pdf).

For any of these types of assistance, please contact: Jenna Smith at jenna.smith@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5955.

Commercial, Industrial & Institutional

Flush Valve Toilets and Urinals

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$100 per fixture for replacing older flush-valve toilets and urinals (both porcelain and valve must be replaced) with high-efficiency toilets (HET) and WaterSense-approved urinals.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fixtures must be installed in a business located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • New toilets must be 1.28 GPF (gallons per flush) high-efficiency (HET). Existing toilets must be 3 gallons per flush or greater.
  • New urinals must be WaterSense-certified models. Existing urinals must be 1.0 gallons per flush or greater.
  • In the case of replacing older code-compliant (1.6 GPF) fixtures with WaterSense-certified and/or HET fixtures, rebates will be determined on a case-by-case basis and subject to available funding.

Take These Steps

  • Complete and send the Commercial Toilet Rebate Application (pdf).
  • A site visit will be scheduled if necessary.
  • After you receive pre-approval, move ahead with your project. Buy and install eligible WaterSense-approved urinal fixtures.
  • Complete project and submit project completion info (including project inspection, if required).
  • Receive final approval and financial incentive.

Resources

Contact

If you need more information or technical assistance, contact Program Manager Philip Paschke at phil.paschke@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5883.

Tank Toilet Rebate

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Get a $75 or $150 rebate towards replacing old toilets with WaterSense-labeled toilets.

  • $75 rebate per toilet towards 1.28 gpf WaterSense toilets.
  • $150 rebate per toilet towards 1.06 gpf Premium WaterSense toilets.

Eligibility Requirements

Take These Steps

  • Complete and send the Commercial Toilet Rebate Application (pdf).
  • A site visit will be scheduled, if necessary.
  • After you receive pre-approval, move ahead with your project. Buy and install eligible WaterSense-approved models.
  • Complete project and submit project completion info (including project inspection, if required).
  • Receive final approval and financial incentive.

Resources

Contact

If you need more information or technical assistance, contact Program Manager Philip Paschke at phil.paschke@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5883.

Cooling Tower Improvements

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Financial Incentives

Cooling Tower Incentive Program Pilot is currently accepting applications to participate in this research and incentive pilot program. Cost reimbursement will be available to participants for the following items:

  • Electronic water level controllers (not to exceed $3,000)
  • Conductivity controllers (not to exceed $1,500)
  • Corrosion coupon rack (not to exceed $1,500)
  • Corrosion coupon testing for one year (not to exceed $375/quarter)

Expectations of participants

Participants are expected to collect and submit data as requested for a period of no more than one year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Business must be located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • Projects must receive pre-approval before purchasing equipment.

Take These Steps to Apply

  • Complete and send in the WSTP application (pdf).
  • Schedule a site visit with program staff.
  • Receive pre-approval and move ahead with your project.
  • Complete project and submit project completion info.
  • Receive a final inspection from program staff.
  • Receive final approval and your financial incentive.

Other Cooling Tower Considerations

Stay on top of your cooling tower’s operation and maintenance by using the Saving Water Partnership Cool Tunes Manual. Call your local water provider to determine metering requirements and realize savings through consistent monitoring of make-up and blowdown, chemical use, and controller calibration. Consider:

  • Regularly monitoring your conductivity controller using a handheld conductivity meter and standard calibration fluid, and recalibrating your controller as appropriate
  • Replacing mechanical floats control with external electronic controls
  • Using an internal non-ballcock float control rated for high turbulence
  • Installing a corrosion coupon rack to manage and minimize your tower's corrosion

Resources

Contact

If you need more information or technical assistance, contact Program Manager Philip Paschke at phil.paschke@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5883.

Refrigeration

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Financial Incentives

Up to 50% of the installed cost for water-saving projects the replace:

  • Single-pass air conditioning
  • Single-pass refrigeration
  • Once-through oil coolers on Carrier Chillers.
  • Once-through process cooling including air compressors or other non-recirculating flows
  • Any other non-recirculating water-cooled equipment

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fixtures must be installed in a business located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • Project must meet cost-effectiveness criteria as determined by the Project Manager.
  • Projects must receive pre-approval before purchasing equipment.

Take These Steps

  • Complete and send the WSTP application (pdf).
  • A site visit will be scheduled, if necessary.
  • After you receive pre-approval, move ahead with your project.
  • Complete project and submit project completion info (including project inspection, if required).
  • Receive final approval and financial incentive.

Resources

Contact

If you need more information or technical assistance, contact Program Manager Philip Paschke at phil.paschke@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5883.

Kitchen Equipment

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Financial Incentives

Rebates for steamers, dish washers and ice machines

  • Up to $750 to install Energy Star food steamers.
  • Up to $1,500 to install Energy Star dishwashers.
  • Up to $300 to install top-tier CEE-rated commercial ice-makers

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fixtures must be installed in a business located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • Due to current energy code requirements for efficiency, Seattle businesses are not eligible for steamer and dishwasher rebates.

Take These Steps

  • Complete the Kitchen Rebate application (pdf).
  • Obtain list of eligible products from your equipment supplier.
  • Purchase and install eligible efficient machines.
  • Complete and send rebate request with a copy of invoice (separate labor, parts charges, and taxes).

Resources

Contact

For more information contact Arece Hampton at arece.hampton@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9137.

Medical Equipment

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Financial Incentives

Rebates up to 50% for upgrading:

  • Steam sterilizers/autoclaves
  • Medical air and vacuum systems
  • Other medical equipment

Eligibility Requirements

  • Equipment must be installed in a facility located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • Projects must receive pre-approval before purchasing equipment.
  • Project must meet cost-effective criteria as determined by the Program Manager

Take These Steps

  • Complete and send the WSTP application (pdf).
  • A site visit will be scheduled, if necessary.
  • After you receive pre-approval, move ahead with your project.
  • Complete project and submit project completion info (including project inspection, if required).
  • Receive final approval and financial incentive.

Resources

Contact

If you need more information or technical assistance, contact Program Manager Philip Paschke at phil.paschke@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5883.

Commercial Laundry

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Financial Incentives

$300 rebates for efficient coin-op machines (Tier 3) or up to 50% of large system improvements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fixtures must be installed in a business located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • Washer must be Tier 3, on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (pdf) list.
  • More extensive projects such as water reuse systems must receive pre-approval before purchasing equipment.

Take These Steps

  • Complete and send in the WSTP application (pdf).
  • A site visit will be scheduled , if necessary.
  • After you receive pre-approval, move ahead with your project.
  • Complete project and submit project completion info (including project inspection, if required).

Resources

Contact

For more information contact Arece Hampton at arece.hampton@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9137.

Sprinkler System Upgrades

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Commercial customers with more than one acre of irrigation area may be eligible to receive financial and technical assistance. The following services are available:

Irrigation Technical Assistance

  • On-site assessments to evaluate the efficiency of automatic irrigation systems including watering schedules.
  • Any irrigation technology that improves the efficiency of an irrigation system and saves water qualifies for an incentive.

Irrigation Utility Billing Analysis

  • Billing, consumption and ROI analysis.

Financial incentives

  • The Saving Water Partnership may provide up to 50% of the cost for irrigation upgrades that save water. To get started, please complete and submit the rebate application (pdf).

For any of these types of assistance, please contact: Jenna Smith at jenna.smith@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5955.

 

Other Technologies

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Financial Incentives

Receive up to 50% of the installed cost for water-saving projects. Commercial rain water harvesting efforts are not eligible for incentives at this time.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fixtures must be installed in a business located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • Projects must receive pre-approval before purchasing equipment

Take These Steps

  • Complete and send in the WSTP application (pdf).
  • Schedule a site visit, if necessary.
  • After you receive pre-approval, move ahead with your project.
  • Complete project and submit project completion info (including project inspection, if required).
  • Receive final approval and financial incentive.

Resources

Contact

If you need more information or technical assistance, contact Program Manager Philip Paschke at phil.paschke@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5883.

 

Partnership Service Areas

  • Cedar River Water and Sewer District
  • City of Bothell
  • City of Duvall
  • City of Mercer Island
  • City of Renton
  • Coal Creek Utility District
  • Highline Water District
  • North City Water District
  • Northshore Utility District
  • Olympic View Water & Sewer District
  • Seattle Public Utilities
  • Soos Creek Water and Sewer District
  • Water District 20
  • Water District 45
  • Water District 49
  • Water District 90
  • Water District 119
  • Water District 125
  • Woodinville Water District