Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Water Efficiency
Water efficiency can reduce business costs and support our community’s water sustainability. In most cases, increasing water efficiency is cost-effective and can result in significant water, energy and treatment savings.
Water Savings Incentive Program
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California offers financial assistance to non-residential consumers to encourage investment in water-saving process improvements through the Water Savings Incentive Program (WSIP). Financial assistance is provided for documented water savings derived from projects implemented under the program that meet the minimum qualifying criteria. The program’s “pay-for-performance” structure provides incentives based on the amount of water saved. The WSIP program encourages customer projects designed for specific water-saving needs and opportunities to help Southern California’s businesses, agriculture and institutions achieve their water efficiency goals. Most incentives are $.60 per 1,000 gallons of water saved. All non-residential consumers can apply for a WSIP incentive and projects in multi-family residential common areas may be eligible, too. For more information, visit socalwatersmart.com/commercial.
Commercial Devices Rebates now available at socalwatersmart.com.
Commercial and Multi-Family Landscape Program
Metropolitan Water District’s Landscape Transformation program for commercial and multi-family properties is being offered as a new program designed to promote water use reduction and sustainability. Following the success of other incentive programs focusing on landscaping and turf grass removal, the Landscape Transformation Program combines grass removal, irrigation modifications and water retention or filtration to support reuse or soil absorption of rainwater, taking a multi-pronged approach to maximize water utilization and conservation.
Removing turf grass is one of the most water conscious adjustments a business or organization can make to reduce their water usage and associated costs. Converting irrigation systems to drip, hand-watering or installing modified sprinkler heads or systems ensures that water used is only exactly what is needed. Finally, the addition of a sustainable approach in the new landscape plan works to reduce or prevent wasteful runoff through the use of a rainwater capture or filtration system.
To help get started, Metropolitan is offering free commercial landscape irrigation surveys for properties over one acre of irrigated area. Eligible landscapes include commercial and industrial sites, homeowner association common areas, and institutional sites likes schools, parks and government facilities. Surveys are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a survey, please complete the on-line application at bewaterwise.com.
Report water waste and leaks
Online at 311.OXNARD.ORG
Water Service Center
(non-emergency issues during business hours)
Phone (805) 385-8136
Fax (805) 385-8137
Water Emergency (24 hours)
Phone (805) 207-0603
Phone (805) 385-3517
Phone (805) 797-7598
Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Alternate Fridays 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Last updated October 23, 2019