Washington County Water Conservancy District underwrites a long list of programs and rebates designed to save home and business owner’s water and money. The following list highlights the district’s major initiatives:
Water Checks is a free annual program from May 15 to September 30 that provides participants a recommended efficient watering schedule that results in an average 30-percent water savings. An irrigation specialist will come to your home to run a series of tests on your sprinkler system, which will take approximately one hour. Since the water district launched this program in 2005, more than 2,500 water checks have been performed resulting in an estimated water savings in excess of 20 billion gallons. Call 435.673.3617 to schedule an appointment.
Water Upon Request
Water Upon Request is a free program that encourages local restaurants to serve water only to those who request it, saving as much as 1.5 to more than 3 gallons of water for every glass of water not served. For more information or to participate in the program, complete the following form:
Save the Towel
Local hotels and spas can save water, do less laundry and reduce operating costs by encouraging guests to reuse towels during their stay. For more information or to participate in the program, complete the following form:
Water Smart Commercial Upgrades Equipment Rebate
This rebate rewards business owners 50-percent of the cost on air-cooled equipment and WaterSense plumbing fixtures and the full cost of a 1.6 gallons per minute pre-rise spray valve.
Water Smart Irrigation Rebate Program
Water Smart Irrigation Rebates reward homeowners financially up to $500 for the conversion of spray zones to high efficiency spray nozzles, micro drip systems, capping a zone and replacing a traditional controller with a Smart Water Application Technology (SWAT) controller.
Multi-family High-efficiency Washer Rebate Program
Receive up to a $300 rebate to multi-family property owners who purchase new, qualifying high-efficiency washing machines. High-efficiency washers use 55 percent less water than standard clothes washers, reducing water use by more than 11,000 gallons of water a year.
Smart Controller Rebate
Receive a rebate for 50 percent of the cost (up to $150) when you purchase an eligible WaterSense smart controller. Smart controllers can help save water by automatically adjusting watering schedules based on local weather and landscape needs.
Other conservation efforts supported or coordinated by the district include:
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Partner
- Time of day watering ordinance
- Increasing block rate structure
- Impact fee increases with size of irrigated landscape
- Requirement of a water conservation plan from wholesale customers
- Canal systems converted to pipelines eliminating loss from seepage and evaporation
- Water-efficient landscape workshops
- Training and certification of landscape professionals
- Demonstration gardens
- Support state designed Water Week
- Participants in Governor’s Water Conservation Team
- Statewide water-wise plant list and tagging program
- Local media campaign
- Statewide “Slow the Flow” media campaign
- Public athletic fields conversion to artificial turf grant program
Call 435.673.3617 for additional information on the district’s many conservation initiatives.