Water Savings Incentive Program

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The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) Water Savings Incentive Program (WSIP) incentivizes commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural, and large landscape customers to increase water use efficiency through individualized projects that engage new technologies and encourage economic expansion.

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to the following:
(Please note: specific eligibility criteria is detailed in the application package)

  • Installation of new water-efficient commercial and industrial equipment that will help minimize water demand
  • Comprehensive changes to industrial processes that reduce water consumption per unit of output and improve efficiency
  • Improvements to existing irrigation systems and landscaping to improve water use efficiency for agricultural operations and large landscapes
  • Water management services that may include a new equipment, materials and horticultural practices to improve water use efficiency

WSIP project ideas include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Changing an industrial process water system to capture treat and reuse process wastewater
  • Capturing condensation and using it to supplement cooling tower water supply
  • Installing new water efficient equipment in commercial kitchens and laundries
  • Installing valves and pumps to improve agricultural irrigation efficiency
  • Improving cooling tower water management
  • Contracting with a qualified water manager to improve irrigation efficiency

Incentives are paid by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) based on the amount of water saved. Payment amount is up to $0.60 per 1,000 gallons saved per year over the project life, up to a maximum of 10 years. Payments are limited to 50% of eligible project costs while funding is available. Additional funding may be available through the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC). This funding is assigned on a case-by-case basis and, if assigned, in combination with Metropolitan funds will not surpass total project costs.

Please click here for more information and program application.

Please click here for a fact sheet.