Rebate program incentivizes businesses

Rebate program incentivizes businesses
Posted on 08/26/2022

Businesses looking to be water efficient can now qualify for financial help from El Paso Water. The WaterWise Business Rebate Program offers up to $15,000 to commercial customers to purchase long-term water efficient equipment or to perform process upgrades.

“El Paso residents have embraced a culture of conservation over the past three decades, resulting in significant progress in water conservation,” says Water Conservation Specialist, Dawn Walker-Hughes. “Businesses now have the opportunity to get assistance from EPWater to save water and money while also helping our community continue its water conservation focus.”

While most of EPWater’s past incentive programs have focused more on residential customer efficiencies, the utility has shifted in recent years to collaborate with businesses that prioritize conservation.

The program is designed to shorten the payback timeframe and reduce the financial burden on commercial customers who want to undertake water-saving projects. Rebate incentives can help overcome the initial financial investment associated with water saving equipment, making implementation more economically feasible.

Rebates will cover 50% of equipment or improvement costs up to the maximum rebate amount of $15,000 per owner or company. Rebates can only cover equipment and material costs; installation and taxes are not eligible costs.

“Technology is always evolving, and new equipment can help businesses save money, water, and can improve operational efficiencies,” said Walker-Hughes. “In our current economic times, when staffing may be less than optimal, the introduction of upgraded, water-efficient equipment can save time and add revenue for the business.”

The program is easily adaptable to any proposed retrofit project ranging from installing water efficient toilets to irrigation system improvements to installing large process water reclamation systems. To be considered for the rebate program, customers must meet certain criteria and demonstrate water savings potential.

Rebate Program Highlights:

  • Any direct El Paso Water commercial customer with a record of service for at least the past 12 consecutive months from the date of application at current location can apply
  • Rebates will cover 50% of equipment or material costs only, up to a maximum of $15,000
  • Proposed projects resulting in the highest verifiable amount of yearly water savings will be given priority
  • Customer is responsible for providing supporting documentation, including estimated yearly water savings calculations
  • Applications must be submitted and approved before purchasing or installing any equipment

To qualify, businesses must be in compliance with current City of El Paso water restrictions, water efficiency standards, plumbing codes and equipment requirements.

Funds are limited, so businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Visit for more information on the rebate program or email us at [email protected].

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