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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-275-7662
Fax: 206-275-7663
Contact: Ross Freeman
Email: ross.freeman@merce. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)
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Business Conservation: Water Smart Technology Program

Thank you for considering ways that your business can conserve water. This fact sheet provides a basic overview of commercial water conservation and available assistance. If you are interested in further information about the Water Smart Technology Program, you can request a brochure and application by calling (206) 684-SAVE (684-7283).

Commercial, Industrial & Institutional Conservation

Rebates and Technical Assistance
The Water Smart Technology Program provides incentives and technical assistance for business and industrial customers of any size. Completed Water Smart Technology projects typically have financial paybacks of just a few years, and will generate savings for your business for years to come.

Financial Incentives

Financial incentives can help you implement projects that save water while improving the bottom line for your business. Financial Incentives include:
  • Laundry Equipment - Commercial program: $250 rebate per machine when purchasing a resource- efficient coin-op machine listed on the Qualified Product List (call for details).

  • Laundry Equipment - Multi-Family: Laundry Wise Program. $50 rebate for the installation of each resource-efficient machine. $50 additional rebate from electric provider if your hot water is generated by electricity.

  • Water-efficient toilets and urinals: $75 to $150 per fixture rebates are available for replacing commercial toilets and urinals with water-efficient models.

  • Ice Machines: $200 to $1,000 rebate (depending on machine capacity) for replacing water-cooled commercial ice machines with air-cooled machines.

  • Cooling and refrigeration systems

  • Irrigation system improvements

  • Kitchen and food processing equipment

  • Medical facilities

  • And much more!!

Additional Incentives
  • Cost-effective water conservation projects without fixed incentives are potentially eligible for a financial incentive up to 50% of the project cost.

  • Improvements to commercial landscape irrigation systems may be eligible for a financial incentive up to 50% of the project cost. Parks, athletic fields, commercial landscaping and multi-family common areas are some examples of eligible sites. Potentially eligible projects include irrigation controllers and rain sensors.

Technical Assistance
  • Utility staff can provide broad-based technical assistance, research, referral, and project management.

  • Multi-resource audits performed by consultants selected by the Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light (if located in Seattle City Light service area).

  • Specialized commercial landscape irrigation system assessments by a certified professional.

Identify Appropriate Projects For Your Business

Many businesses are unique in their functions. Whether your primary purpose is food service, industrial processes, manufacturing, service industry, institutional, or anything else, there is a good likelihood your business has opportunities to implement one or more cost-effective water conservation projects. Call (206) 684-SAVE for a Water Smart Technology application.


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