HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — With many people staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners are using the time to complete projects around their house.
Tampa Bay Water is launching a new program called Tampa Bay Water Wise to help customers save money and water.
"It can save the residents money but it's also good for the environment because every gallon that's conserved is a gallon that we don't have the withdraw from the environment, pump and treat and deliver to the customers," explains Ken Herd, Tampa Bay Water Chief Science and Technical Officer.
The company is offering rebates to homeowners who install EPA-approved toilets and smart irrigation controllers.
Tampa Bay Water warns by 2028 the region will need 10 million more gallons of water per day.
The Tampa Bay Water Wise program hopes to conserve 11 million gallons of water by 2030.
"It's not the silver bullet to solve our water supply programs but certainly an important tool in our water resource tool box to help us manage meet the future needs for the region," explains Herd.
To qualify you must live in:
- Pasco County
- Pinellas County
- Hillsborough County
- City of New Port Richey
- City of St. Petersburg
Types of rebates available:
- High efficiency toilet retrofit ($100)
- Smart irrigation controllers ($250)
- Shallow wells for outdoor irrigation ($1,000)
Click here to find out your eligibility and how to get a rebate.