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Submeter Rebate Program

PROGRAM UPDATE 

Starting on January 1, 2014, the Submeter Rebate Program rebate amount will be up to $150 per installed submeter.
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The Santa Clara Valley Water District is offering a rebate (up to $150 per installed submeter) to mobile home parks and condominium complexes for adding residential
submeters.

Why install water submeters?
Just as residents are responsible for their own electric bill, water submetering:

  • makes residents responsible for their own water use.
  • can help keep rents low because water costs are taken out.
  • encourages residents to fix or report leaks, helping with long-term
  • maintenance.

How much water will my complex save?
In a pilot study, the water district found that complexes reduce their water use by an average of 25 percent!

Participation is easy:

  1. Applicant must contact the Santa Clara Valley Water District before the start of the project: (408) 630-2707. 
  2. If the site has an acre or more of irrigated landscape, schedule a landscape water-use survey with the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Surveys are provided free of charge.
  3. Submit a completed Commercial Rebate Program Application before the submeters are installed. 
  4. Confirm device qualification for reimbursement:
  5. Schedule and complete submeter installation within six months of submitting an application to the water district.
  6. Submit copy of the installation invoice, the submeter purchase invoice, the permit from the California Dept. of Housing and Community Development, and the submeter certification from the County Dept. of Weights and Measures, to the District as soon as installation is completed.
  7. Call the water district to schedule a post-installation inspection of the complex submeters as soon as the installation is complete. This inspection must be completed by the district before the rebate can be issued.
  8. The Santa Clara Valley Water District will issue a check within approximately 8 weeks after all applicant requirements have been met.
  9. Rebates are available until December 31, 2014, or until funding is depleted, whichever comes first.