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Toilets

Get a $100 rebate towards replacing an old toilet with a Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilet. Where gift cards or credits bring the total cost of the toilet below $100, a rebate check will be issued for the lesser amount.

Rebates are available on qualifying Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilets on the Eligible Toilet List (pdf). Premium toilets use 1.1 gallons per flush (gpf) or less compared to the 3.5 gpf or more used by toilets installed prior to 1994. Premium toilets are the most efficient of EPA’s WaterSense-labeled models. Premium 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 1.1 gpf or less Premium toilets are eligible for the rebate. Use this list of toilets (pdf) to find qualifying toilets. Toilets may be in stock at the stores or easily ordered.
  • Existing toilets must be pre-2004 and have not previously received a rebate.
  • The application must be submitted within 60 days of purchasing the new toilet.
  • Maximum of two (2) rebates per household.

Take These Steps

  1. Buy a Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilet. To find an eligible toilet you can use this condensed list of toilets (pdf) or the full list of “Map Premium” rated toilets found at the Map website.  You can purchase Premium toilets from a variety of retailers, including these local retailers (pdf).
  2. Fill out a rebate application.
    • Application (pdf) for single family, duplexes, and triplexes.
  3. Send these three items to the address below:
    1. Signed, completed application.
    2. Purchase receipt that includes the method of payment and the brand and model number of the new Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilet(s).
    3. Copy of recent water bill.
  4. Mail or email to:
    SPU – Toilet Rebate Program
    PO Box 34018
    Seattle, WA 98124-4018
    Email: melissa.levo@seattle.gov

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.

  • DTG Recycling Group
    Locations in Georgetown, Renton, Redmond, and Woodinville
    (425) 549-3000
  • Kangley Rock and Recycle
    510 Monster Rd SW
    Renton WA 98055
    (425) 226-1000 x 3339

Contact:

For more information or help with choosing or locating toilets, contact Melissa Levo at melissa.levo@seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1282.

Sprinkler System Upgrade

Sprinkler Timer – Up to $100 Rebate

If you are on the fence about buying a new WaterSense sprinkler timer because it costs too much, then this program is for you. We want to make it easier to purchase a WaterSense timer by offering you a rebate of $10 for each actively functioning sprinkler zone on your timer, up to $100.

WaterSense sprinkler timers demonstrate reliable water savings if you leave your timer on year-around or rarely make adjustments during the summer. Being efficient with your water use ensures there is enough water now and in the future for people and the environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a customer of one of the Saving Water Partnership utilities.
  2. Rebate is good for 1 WaterSense certified timer. See a list of certified timers at: www.epa.gov/watersense.
  3.  Rebate must be used to replace an existing automatic sprinkler timer that is not WaterSense certified. New sprinkler systems and hose timers do not qualify.
  4.  Customers who make adjustments to their timer throughout the watering season do not qualify. Prior to installing your new WaterSense sprinkler timer, your past watering practices must include either:
    • Leaving your sprinkler timer turned on year-round
    • Leaving your sprinkler timer turned on from before June to after September with no adjustments to sprinkler schedules in between
  5.  The application must be submitted within 30 days of purchasing the new timer.
  6. Do not apply store credit, reward points, or gift cards towards the purchase of your timer. The rebate amount will not exceed the total purchase amount on the receipt. For example, if your timer is $100, and you have 10 active sprinkler zones, and a $100 gift card is applied that brings the total on the receipt to $0, then no rebate will be issued.
  7. If a contractor installed your new timer, along with the contractor’s invoice please also provide a copy of the bank or credit card statement that includes the contractor payment. If paid by check, please include a copy of the check from your bank.
  8. New sprinkler timer must be purchased after April 1, 2019 and before October 31, 2019.

To Apply

Fill out the sprinkler timer rebate application, sign and date it, and send it to us with a copy of your most recent water bill and receipt showing the method of payment. It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application and issue a rebate check.

Application

Questions

Apartment and Condominium Owners

Multifamily Toilet Replacement

Get a $100 rebate towards replacing old toilets with Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilets and watch your building water use decrease by 30-40%.

  • $100 rebate per toilet towards 1.1 gpf or less Premium toilets. Where gift cards or credits bring the total cost of the toilet below $100, a rebate check will be issued for the lesser amount.
  • Eligible costs include toilet bowl, tank, tax.
  • View case studies of program participants.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Building must have at least four units.
  • Building must be located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
  • Replacement toilets must be on this list of Premium Toilets to qualify and must be purchased after receiving project authorization. See “Take These Steps” below for more information.
  • Must replace existing toilets that are pre-2004 and have not been rebated before.
  • Maximum of two (2) rebated toilets per unit.
  • Condominium associations, consider replacing all or most toilets on the property using the multifamily application. If it is not feasible to coordinate toilet replacement for multiple units, individual condominium owners may receive a rebate using the residential (single family) application.

Take These Steps

  • Mail or email a completed application:
  • Wait for authorization before purchasing toilets. You should receive an authorization letter or phone call within two weeks. If you do not, please call Melissa Levo at (206) 615-1282. Projects are authorized for a ninety (90) day period.
  • Buy and install eligible toilets. You can purchase toilets from a variety of retailers, including your vendor or distributor, and these local retailers (pdf).
  • Submit detailed receipts and supporting documents. For projects over 10 units, an inspection will be scheduled.

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.

  • DTG Recycling Group
    Locations in Georgetown, Renton, Redmond, and Woodinville
    (425) 549-3000
  • Kangley Rock and Recycle
    510 Monster Rd SW
    Renton WA 98055
    (425) 226-1000 x 3339

Contact:

For more information or help with choosing toilets that are right for your building, contact Melissa Levo at melissa.levo@seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1282.

Sprinkler System Upgrades

Landscape Rebate (one acre of irrigated area or more)

  • The Saving Water Partnership may provide up to 50% of the cost for irrigation upgrades that save water. Upgrades include irrigation technologies such as sprinkler heads, rain sensors, scheduling devices, controllers, etc. that improve the water efficiency of an existing irrigation system. To get started, please complete and submit the rebate application (pdf).

If you have questions, please contact: Mark Guthrie at mark.guthrie@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5955.

Irrigation Technical Assistance (one acre of irrigated area or more)

Multifamily customers with more than one acre of irrigation area may be eligible to receive financial and technical assistance.

  • On-site assessments to evaluate the efficiency of automatic irrigation systems including watering schedules.
  • Discussion of potential efficiency improvements to automatic irrigation systems. Irrigation technology that improves the efficiency of an irrigation system and saves water qualifies for a rebate.

Irrigation Utility Billing Analysis (one acre of irrigated area or more)

  • Billing, consumption and ROI analysis.

Sprinkler Timer – Up to $100 Rebate

If you are on the fence about buying a new WaterSense sprinkler timer because it costs too much, then this program is for you. We want to make it easier to purchase a WaterSense timer by offering you a rebate of $10 for each actively functioning sprinkler zone on your timer, up to $100.

WaterSense sprinkler timers demonstrate reliable water savings if you leave your timer on year-around or rarely make adjustments during the summer. Being efficient with your water use ensures there is enough water now and in the future for people and the environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a customer of one of the Saving Water Partnership utilities.
  2. Rebate is good for 1 WaterSense certified timer. See a list of certified timers at: www.epa.gov/watersense.
  3.  Rebate must be used to replace an existing automatic sprinkler timer that is not WaterSense certified. New sprinkler systems and hose timers do not qualify.
  4.  Customers who make adjustments to their timer throughout the watering season do not qualify. Prior to installing your new WaterSense sprinkler timer, your past watering practices must include either:
    • Leaving your sprinkler timer turned on year-round
    • Leaving your sprinkler timer turned on from before June to after September with no adjustments to sprinkler schedules in between
  5.  The application must be submitted within 30 days of purchasing the new timer.
  6. Do not apply store credit, reward points, or gift cards towards the purchase of your timer. The rebate amount will not exceed the total purchase amount on the receipt. For example, if your timer is $100, and you have 10 active sprinkler zones, and a $100 gift card is applied that brings the total on the receipt to $0, then no rebate will be issued.
  7. If a contractor installed your new timer, along with the contractor’s invoice please also provide a copy of the bank or credit card statement that includes the contractor payment. If paid by check, please include a copy of the check from your bank.
  8. New sprinkler timer must be purchased after April 1, 2019 and before October 31, 2019.

To Apply

Fill out the sprinkler timer rebate application, sign and date it, and send it to us with a copy of your most recent water bill and receipt showing the method of payment. It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application and issue a rebate check.

Application

Questions

Commercial, Industrial & Institutional

Flush Valve Toilets and Urinals

$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. Where gift cards or credits bring the total cost of the toilet below $100, a rebate check will be issued for the lesser amount.

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) or less WaterSense high-efficiency (HET). Existing toilets must be 3 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.
  • New urinals must be WaterSense-certified models. Existing urinals must be 1.0 gallons per flush or greater.

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

Tank Toilet Rebate

Get a $100 rebate towards replacing old toilets with Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilets.

  • Where gift cards or credits bring the total cost of the toilet below $100, a rebate check will be issued for the lesser amount.

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 Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) (pdf) models from the list.
  • 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 Arece Hampton at arece.hampton@seattle.gov or (206) 733 – 9137.

Refrigeration

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

Kitchen Equipment

Financial Incentives

Rebates for steamers, dish washers and ice machines

  • Up to $750 to install Energy Star food steamers. Where gift cards or credits bring the total cost of the steamer below $750, a rebate check will be issued for the lesser amount.
  • Up to $1,500 to install Energy Star dishwashers. Where gift cards or credits bring the total cost of the dishwasher below $1,500, a rebate check will be issued for the lesser amount.
  • Up to $300 to install top-tier CEE-rated commercial ice-makers. Where gift cards or credits bring the total cost of the ice-maker below $300, a rebate check will be issued for the lesser amount.

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

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

Commercial Laundry

Financial Incentives

$200 rebates for efficient coin-op machines 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.
  • 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 link (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

Landscape Rebate (one acre of irrigated area or more)

  • The Saving Water Partnership may provide up to 50% of the cost for irrigation upgrades that save water. Upgrades include irrigation technologies such as sprinkler heads, rain sensors, scheduling devices, controllers, etc. that improve the water efficiency of an existing irrigation system. To get started, please complete and submit the rebate application (pdf).

If you have questions, please contact: Mark Guthrie at mark.guthrie@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5955.

Irrigation Technical Assistance (one acre of irrigated area or more)

Commercial customers with more than one acre of irrigation area may be eligible to receive financial and technical assistance.

  • On-site assessments to evaluate the efficiency of automatic irrigation systems including watering schedules.
  • Discussion of potential efficiency improvements to automatic irrigation systems. Irrigation technology that improves the efficiency of an irrigation system and saves water qualifies for a rebate.

Irrigation Utility Billing Analysis (one acre of irrigated area or more)

  • Billing, consumption and ROI analysis.

Sprinkler Timer – Up to $100 Rebate

If you are on the fence about buying a new WaterSense sprinkler timer because it costs too much, then this program is for you. We want to make it easier to purchase a WaterSense timer by offering you a rebate of $10 for each actively functioning sprinkler zone on your timer, up to $100.

WaterSense sprinkler timers demonstrate reliable water savings if you leave your timer on year-around or rarely make adjustments during the summer. Being efficient with your water use ensures there is enough water now and in the future for people and the environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a customer of one of the Saving Water Partnership utilities.
  2. Rebate is good for 1 WaterSense certified timer. See a list of certified timers at: www.epa.gov/watersense.
  3.  Rebate must be used to replace an existing automatic sprinkler timer that is not WaterSense certified. New sprinkler systems and hose timers do not qualify.
  4.  Customers who make adjustments to their timer throughout the watering season do not qualify. Prior to installing your new WaterSense sprinkler timer, your past watering practices must include either:
    • Leaving your sprinkler timer turned on year-round
    • Leaving your sprinkler timer turned on from before June to after September with no adjustments to sprinkler schedules in between
  5.  The application must be submitted within 30 days of purchasing the new timer.
  6. Do not apply store credit, reward points, or gift cards towards the purchase of your timer. The rebate amount will not exceed the total purchase amount on the receipt. For example, if your timer is $100, and you have 10 active sprinkler zones, and a $100 gift card is applied that brings the total on the receipt to $0, then no rebate will be issued.
  7. If a contractor installed your new timer, along with the contractor’s invoice please also provide a copy of the bank or credit card statement that includes the contractor payment. If paid by check, please include a copy of the check from your bank.
  8. New sprinkler timer must be purchased after April 1, 2019 and before October 31, 2019.

To Apply

Fill out the sprinkler timer rebate application, sign and date it, and send it to us with a copy of your most recent water bill and receipt showing the method of payment. It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application and issue a rebate check.

Application

Questions

Other Technologies

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

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