Incentive and Rebate Program



The City of Leesburg has recently launched a new incentive and rebate program in hopes to reduce unnecessary water waste. The program targets homes and businesses with water consuming fixtures installed prior to 1994. Outdated fixtures installed before this time allow for excessive water waste, because those fixtures do not meet the standards established in the Energy Policy Act. The program also targets homes and businesses that have inefficient irrigation systems. Over fifty percent of potable water used within the City is due to residential irrigation. By upgrading inefficient irrigation systems and repairing broken pipes, customers will ultimately save money on their utility bill each month as well as saving Florida’s potable water supply


Rebate process

  • Prior to making a purchase, customers who wish to upgrade their plumbing fixture or irrigation system should contact the Water Conservation Coordinator of the Leesburg Public Works Department at 352-435-9442 or by email at Public.Works@leesburgflorida.gov to determine funding availability and request an assessment at the customers residence.
  • The customer will then submit an application for pre-approval.
  • An on-site assessment will be performed while the homeowner is present to ensure program eligibility.
  • Upgrades must be purchased by the customer, installed and a final inspection must be scheduled and completed within 60 days of the pre-approval to receive a rebate.
  • Upon the final inspection and approval, a check in the amount of the approved rebate will be mailed to the customer.

Program Guidelines

 

                Indoor Rebates:

                Water efficient toilets, showerheads, and bathroom faucets

  • Rebates are for existing construction only. New construction does not qualify
  • To qualify for a water efficient toilet rebate: Customers must have a pre installed toilet that uses 2.5 Gallons per flush or greater to be eligible
  • To qualify for a water efficient showerhead rebate: Customers must have a pre installed showerhead that uses 2.5 Gallons per minute or greater to be eligible
  • To qualify for a water efficient faucet rebate: Customers must have a pre installed bathroom faucet that uses 2.2 Gallons per minute or greater to be eligible
  • All WaterSense® labeled fixtures meet the rebate requirements; however the WaterSense® label is not required.

               
                Maximum rebate a customer may receive: 

                High Efficiency Toilet (1.28 gallons per flush or less) _____ 50% (Max $100  per toilet)

                Showerhead (2.0 GPM or less) _____ 50% (Max $40 per shower)

                Bathroom Faucet (max flow 1.5 GPM or less) _____ 50% (Max $40 per faucet)

                Outdoor rebates:

                Smart irrigation controllers, rain/soil moisture sensors, irrigation system improvements and conversions to micro irrigation

  • Site must have an existing in ground irrigation system
  • To qualify for a smart irrigation controller rebate: Customers must be replacing a tradition , non-weather-based irrigation controller
  • To qualify for a micro irrigation installation rebate: Customers must be converting an area that has high volume irrigation to micro irrigation
  • Rain sensors will be provided by the City. If the rain sensor is not installed within 30 days of receiving the sensor, a $50 charge will be added to the customer’s water bill.

 
                Maximum rebate a customer may receive: 

                Converting High Volume Irrigation To Micro Irrigation _____ (Up to $500)

                Smart Irrigation Controller _____ 50% (Max $100)

                Rain or Soil Moisture Control Sensor _____ (Free)

                Irrigation System Repairs 50% _____ (Max $500)                  



*Rebates will only apply to the cost of the product and not the cost of installation, unless the installation charge is for conversion to micro irrigation
**The following guidelines only apply to residential account holders. Commercial account holders must contact the Water Conservation Coordinator at 352-435-9442 or Public.Works@Leesburgflorida.gov to determine eligibility