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Rebates for commercial water conservation expended; residential still available

Funding for commercial water conservation rebates offered through the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California’s Commercial, Industrial, & Institutional Save-A-Buck Rebate Program (www.mwdsaveabuck.com) has been exhausted for the current fiscal year.

The CII Save-a-Buck program provides rebates for the replacement of older, inefficient devices used by businesses.

The Water Authority, in partnership with San Diego Gas and Electric, has limited funding for multi-family high-efficiency clothes washers. Before purchasing any water-saving devices, the Water Authority urges businesses to contact their local water supplier to determine the availability of commercial rebates.

Residential rebates available through MWD’s SoCal WaterSmart program (www.socalwatersmart.com) remain plentiful. Only 10 percent of the $6 million budgeted for this fiscal year had been expended as of Dec. 26. The SoCal WaterSmart program provides rebates for residential water-saving devices such as high-efficiency clothes washers and toilets, smart irrigation controllers, as well as Smart Landscape evaluations.

For more information on water conservation rebate programs go to: https://www.20gallonchallenge.com/programs.html.