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For Businesses

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The City offers several programs to encourage commercial customers to use water-saving technology to reduce water use.

Smart Business Rebates    Smart Business Rebate Program
The City of Santa Cruz offers rebates to commercial customers on the following water saving fixtures and appliances:
- High-Efficiency Clothes Washer: up to $400
- High-Efficiency Toilet: up to $200
- High-Efficiency Urinal: up to $300 
 lawn removal   Lawn Removal Rebates
Replace the lawn with a low water use landscape at your business or housing complex and get $1.00 per square foot of turf removed.
 wur   Large Landscape Water Use Reports Businesses and housing complexes with large landscapes have irrigation budgets and receive monthly Water Use Reports to help you water efficiently and save money on your bill.
  landscapes   For Landscapes
Information and tips for saving water outdoors with programs, tips and other resources.
Monterey Bay Area     Green Business Certification
The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program is a partnership of environmental agencies, utilities, and nonprofit organizations that assist, recognize, and promote businesses that volunteer to operate in an environmentally responsible way. Find out how you can become a certified Green Business!
 devices    Free Water Conservation Devices
Stop by the Water Conservation Office to pick up free water conservation devices, toilet leak detectors, and water conservation literature.


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