On-Site Retrofit Program
The Metropolitan Water District’s On-Site Retrofit Program provides financial incentives directly to public or private property owners to convert potable water irrigation or industrial water systems to recycled water service. Incentives of up to $195 per acre-foot for two years of estimated water use are available, with a cap at the actual retrofit costs. Items eligible for incentives include project design; permitting; construction costs associated with the retrofit of potable to recycled water systems; connection fees and required recycled water signage.
The Program works on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2016 to September 1, 2017 or until funding is exhausted, whichever is earlier. Multiple site projects require separate applications.
Once an application is reviewed and approved, applicants will receive an estimated incentive amount in a confirmation e-mail along with a list of deadlines that must be met to qualify for funding. Incentive payments are made when all invoices and eligible costs are verified, and the connection and use of recycled water becomes operational.
If a project is disqualified, applicants may re-apply as long as the project is not under construction.
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