Recycled Water Retrofit Rebates

Recycled Water Retrofit Rebates

The average irrigated acre requires two acre-feet (or 652,000 gallons) of potable water per year.  Switching the irrigation water source to recycled water will provide savings of approximately 25% less than the potable water rate.  Savings will be based upon actual size of the retrofitted area.

Estimated cost:  $2,500 per irrigated acre

Rebate amount:  $1,250 per irrigated acre or 50% of the project cost, whichever is less for work performed past the current potable water meter.  Maximum of $1,250 per acre or $5,000 total.

Commercial customers interested in applying for a recycled water retrofit rebate, the following forms will need to be completed prior to the start of the project:

After the recycled water retrofit project is finalized, commercial customers will need to complete the rebate form below:

Additional Recycled Water Retrofit Incentives

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MET) offers an On-site Retrofit Program that provides financial incentives to public and private property owners for converting potable water irrigation or industrial water systems to recycled water service. This program provides incentives of $195 per acre-foot for ten years of estimated water use, up to actual retrofit costs. In partnership with MET, the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) extends these incentives to commercial, industrial, and institutional properties for converting potable or untreated imported water systems to recycled water. Projects may also be eligible for up to an additional $325 per acre-foot of annual water savings from MWDOC. Please note that if eligible for Metropolitan and MWDOC funding (up to $2,275 per acre-foot), the combined incentives will not surpass eligible retrofit costs. These recycled water projects contribute to a more reliable water future for Orange County.