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Posted on: April 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] $700 Irrigation Offset Rebate


Florida Water Star (FWS) is a voluntary water conservation certification program for new homes and commercial

buildings that meet specific water-efficiency criteria for:

• Indoor fixtures and appliances

• Landscape design

• Irrigation systems

$700 Rebate Availability and Requirements

• The home must be FWS certified by a trained FWS certifier.

• Home plans must include a permanent inground irrigation system.

• Irrigation system water must be purchased from Pasco County Utilities and must be potable (not reclaimed and not well).

• Rebate funds are available for the first 75 homes to achieve FWS certification beginning October 1, 2016.

Builder Benefits

• $700 rebate per home.

• Irrigation and landscape contractors will be trained to design and install systems meeting FWS criteria.

• FWS certifiers are available to assist in building to FWS criteria and inspect homes.

• Free FWS brochures are available and customizable with your logo.

• Real estate sales professional training will be oered for selling your FWS-certified homes.

Home Buyer Benefits

• FWS-certified homes save an estimated $530 on annual utility bills.

• Homes have undergone a FWS inspection, ensuring the most water-efficient features are installed.

• FWS-certified homes save up to 48,000 gallons of water each year.

• Homes deliver landscape designs and irrigation systems that provide better performance and superior quality.

• Free FWS plaques for h ome owner d isplay.

To learn more about the FWS program and rebate opportunities, please contact Robin Grantham, Southwest Florida

Water Management District, at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4779.

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