Metropolitan’s On-site Retrofit Program provides financial incentives directly to public or private property owners to convert imported water irrigation or industrial water systems to recycled water service. Incentives of up to $195 per acre-foot for ten years of estimated water use are available, with a cap at the actual retrofit costs. Items eligible for incentives include project design; permitting; construction costs associated with the retrofit to recycled water systems; connection fees and required recycled water signage.
The Program is open to public or private property owners with access to recycled water within Metropolitan’s six county, 5,200-square mile service area. Systems already under construction are NOT eligible.
Once the application is approved, construction must begin within three months, recycled water service must be operational within seven months and invoices must be submitted within nine months from the date of approval.
Reserved funds may be withdrawn for projects that do not meet all deadlines. If a project is disqualified, applicants may re-apply as long as the project is not under construction.