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Water Conservation Programs for Businesses

Downtown Santa CruzThe City of Santa Cruz Water Department provides water to over 1,900 commercial and industrial accounts within the service area, accounting for 920 million gallons per year, or about 26% of total system water use. Commercial customers are billed for water and sewer service based on the volume of water consumed. Conserving water can lower your cost of doing business by reducing your water, sewer, and energy expenses.

The City offers several programs to encourage commercial customers to use water-saving technology to reduce water use.

Smart Business Rebates  Smart Business Rebate Program
The City of Santa Cruz offers rebates to commercial customers on the following water saving fixtures and appliances:
-High-Efficiency Clothes Washer: $400
-High-Efficiency Toilet: $200
-High-Efficiency Urinal: $300 
 lawn removal Lawn removal rebates
Replace the lawn with a low water use landscape at your business or housing complex and get $0.50 per square foot of turf removed.
 wur Large Landscape Water Use Reports Businesses and housing complexes with large landscapes have irrigation budgets and receive monthly Water Use Reports to help you water efficiently and save money on your bill.
 irr resources Irrigation resources
Information and tips for saving water outdoors.
Monterey Bay Area   Green Business Certification
The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program is a partnership of environmental agencies, utilities, and nonprofit organizations that assist, recognize, and promote businesses that volunteer to operate in an environmentally responsible way. Find out how you can become a certified Green Business!
Bathroom faucet aerators Available in our office
Stop by the Water Conservation Office to pick up free water conservation devices, toilet leak detectors, and water conservation literature.



Last updated: 6/18/2014 4:30:27 PM