Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) has announced new rebates available for the purchase of flow monitoring devices that provide real-time data on water usage or premium high efficiency toilets to replace older models in apartment buildings and multi-family complexes.
“There’s a lot of technology out there that can help people save water in their homes. The challenge is getting people to install it. Our rebate programs help Southern Californians overcome some of the financial hurdles,” Metropolitan board Chairwoman Gloria D. Gray said.
According to MWD Water Efficiency Manager Bill McDonnell, residential flow-monitoring devices allow people to see how much water they are using in real-time through their phone or tablet.
“It’s a relatively new technology. Early studies show users reduce their water use by 17 percent. That’s significant. But we need more data to confirm this water savings,” McDonnell said.
Under the toilet replacement program, MWD will offer a rebate of up to $250 to replace toilets with high-efficiency models in multi-family housing built before 1994. The goal is to replace 10,000 toilets annually.
For more information about all of Metropolitan’s rebate programs, visit bewaterwise.com.