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COVID-19 Impacts 

In response to Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order the Saving Water Partnership staff are working from home. This may delay our response time for processing some rebate applications. If you have questions about a rebate application you’ve submitted please contact the appropriate program manager. 

Residential and multifamily toilet rebates: melissa.levo@seattle.gov

Commercial, industrial, and institutional rebates: natasha.bailey@seattle.gov

Commercial and residential landscape rebates: mark.guthrie@seattle.gov

Homeowners

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.

To Apply

First, buy a Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilet. To find an eligible toilet you can use this condensed list of toilets (pdf) with models commonly purchased locally. Find the full list of “MaP Premium” rated toilets (pdf) at the MaP website.  You can purchase Premium toilets from a variety of retailers, including these local retailers (pdf).

Fill out and submit the online 2020 toilet rebate application. You will need digital copies of your most recent water bill and receipt for your toilet to attach to your online application. It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application and issue a rebate check. 

Application 

  • Online application for single family, duplexes, triplexes, and single condo units: 2020 Toilet Rebate Application 
  • If you are unable to fill out the online application, please contact us to request a pdf version sent by email or paper copy by mail. 

How do I dispose of my old toilet?

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

Contact:

For a paper application, 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

Program ends October 31, 2020.  

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 current 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: 

  • Your water utility is a member of the Saving Water Partnership.
  • You purchased your new timer after learning about the sprinkler timer rebate program. 
  • Your new sprinkler timer is a WaterSense labeled timer. 
  • You replaced an existing sprinkler timer that is not a hose timer or is not already a WaterSense labeled timer. 
  • Before you purchased your new timer, you left your timer on all year long. Alternatively, you only turned it on in the spring and did not adjust it until you turned it off in the fall. 
  • You submitted this application within 30 days of purchasing your new timer. 
  • You realize your rebate amount will be less if you apply store credit, gift cards, or reward points. 
  •  Your new timer is installed and is set to the weather tracking service. 

To Apply 

Fill out and submit the online sprinkler timer rebate application. Have a copy of your most recent water bill and receipt for your timer that includes the method of payment on your computer to attach to your online application. It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application and issue a rebate check. 

 

Application 

Questions 

Multifamily Housing and Condo Associations 

Multifamily Toilet Replacement

Toilet Replacements – Up to $100 rebate per toilet

For owners or managers of apartments, condos, or other multi-unit housing with 4 units or more.

Steps to participate:

  1. Get authorized: Submit a rebate application
  2. Buy and install eligible toilets as needed for up to 3 years
  3. Receive a check for up to $100 per toilet installed

See complete program eligibility and application requirements below.

Have a question about eligible toilets or applying? Contact Melissa Levo at (206) 615-1282 or melissa.levo@seattle.gov.

Rebate-eligible toilets

  • Rebate-eligible toilets use 1.1 gallons per flush or less and meet “MaP Premium” performance standards. They exceed WaterSense certification requirements in water efficiency and performance. Learn more about toilets eligible for this program.
  • Use this list for commonly purchased eligible toilets.
  • View the complete list of eligible toilets (rated MaP PREMIUM) on the MaP website.

Qualifications and limitations

  • Building must be located in the service area of a Saving Water Partnership utility. List. Map.
  • Maximum of 2 rebates per unit (up to $200)
  • Existing toilets must have been installed before 2004 and use 1.6 gallons per flush or more (1.28 gallons per flush toilets are not eligible)
  • Toilets purchased before receiving authorization are not eligible for a rebate
  • Rebates must be requested within 90 days of purchasing the new toilet(s)

How it works

  • Get your building authorized to participate by submitting an application.
  • Wait for authorization from the Program Manager. Authorizations are valid for up to 3 years. A site inspection may be required before authorization.
  • Replace all the toilets at once or spread it out over time. Request rebates no more than once every 90 days (quarterly) for any toilets that have been replaced with eligible toilets during that period. Submit a completion form and detailed receipts.
  • Receive a check for up to $100 for every toilet replaced. Inspections of installed fixtures may be required before approving the rebate.

Have a question about eligible toilets or applying? Contact Melissa Levo at (206) 615-1282 or melissa.levo@seattle.gov.

Recycle your old toilet

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

Sprinkler System Upgrades

Landscape Rebate

  • 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

Multifamily customers 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

  • Billing, consumption and ROI analysis.

 

Sprinkler Timer – Up to $100 Rebate

Program ends October 31, 2020.  

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 current 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: 

  • Your water utility is a member of the Saving Water Partnership.
  • You purchased your new timer after learning about the sprinkler timer rebate program. 
  • Your new sprinkler timer is a WaterSense labeled timer. 
  • You replaced an existing sprinkler timer that is not a hose timer or is not already a WaterSense labeled timer. 
  • Before you purchased your new timer, you left your timer on all year long. Alternatively, you only turned it on in the spring and did not adjust it until you turned it off in the fall. 
  • You submitted this application within 30 days of purchasing your new timer. 
  • You realize your rebate amount will be less if you apply store credit, gift cards, or reward points. 
  •  Your new timer is installed and is set to the weather tracking service. 

To Apply 

Fill out and submit the online sprinkler timer rebate application. Have a copy of your most recent water bill and receipt for your timer that includes the method of payment on your computer to attach to your online application. 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 Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@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 Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@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 Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@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 $500 to install Energy Star rated commercial ice-makers. Where gift cards or credits bring the total cost of the ice-maker below $500, 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

Resources

Contact

For more information contact Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@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 Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@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 Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9137.

Sprinkler System Upgrades

Landscape Rebate

  • 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

Commercial customers 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

  • Billing, consumption and ROI analysis.

 

Sprinkler Timer – Up to $100 Rebate

Program ends October 31, 2020.  

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 current 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: 

  • Your water utility is a member of the Saving Water Partnership.
  • You purchased your new timer after learning about the sprinkler timer rebate program. 
  • Your new sprinkler timer is a WaterSense labeled timer. 
  • You replaced an existing sprinkler timer that is not a hose timer or is not already a WaterSense labeled timer. 
  • Before you purchased your new timer, you left your timer on all year long. Alternatively, you only turned it on in the spring and did not adjust it until you turned it off in the fall. 
  • You submitted this application within 30 days of purchasing your new timer. 
  • You realize your rebate amount will be less if you apply store credit, gift cards, or reward points. 
  •  Your new timer is installed and is set to the weather tracking service. 

To Apply 

Fill out and submit the online sprinkler timer rebate application. Have a copy of your most recent water bill and receipt for your timer that includes the method of payment on your computer to attach to your online application. 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 Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9137.

Water Use Consultations and Bill Analysis

Commercial Water Use Consultations – now offering virtual options!

A commercial water use specialist will help you understand how water is used in your facility and prioritize specific actions your business can take to save water and money.

In response to Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order we are not currently conducting site visits, but we are continuing to provide virtual and online consultations.

 

What you get:

  • A free virtual consultation to evaluate specific areas of water use in a facility.
    Consultations often include evaluation of water-using fixtures, equipment, systems, and processes. The consultation does not include landscape irrigation water use, unless specifically requested. For businesses or organizations with multiple locations with similar water use characteristics, a consultation will generally be conducted at one representative facility.
  • A report of prioritized actions that can be taken to reduce facility water use and save money on utility bills.
    Recommendations may include equipment upgrades, operation and maintenance best management practices, and ways to promote water-saving behavior in the building. If applicable, the report may include estimates for potential water and sewer bill savings and estimated payback period for fixture and equipment upgrades.
  • Identification of water-saving projects that may be eligible for Saving Water Partnership rebates.

Eligibility Requirements

  • This program serves commercial businesses and organizations whose water utility is a member of the Saving Water Partnership.
  • A limited number of consultations are available each year. Each request will be considered based on a quick pre-assessment with the program manager to ensure that your facility and goals are a good fit for the program and to define the scope of the consultation.

To Confirm Eligibility and Schedule

To learn more contact Commercial Water Conservation Program Manager, Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@seattle.gov or by phone at (206) 733-9137.

 

Commercial Water Bill Analysis

A commercial water use specialist can support your water-saving goals and projects by providing water bill analysis to help you understand your consumption patterns and the cost-effectiveness of fixture or equipment upgrades.

 

To Confirm Eligibility and Schedule

To learn more contact Commercial Water Conservation Program Manager, Natasha Bailey at natasha.bailey@seattle.gov or by phone at (206) 733-9137.