Water Efficiency for Businesses and Property Managers

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a proud member of the Saving Water Partnership. Through this regional program, we offer business and property managers tips, tools, and rebates to help you use water wisely and keep your water and sewer bill as low as possible. When we work together to use water wisely, it adds up to make a big difference.



Find more information about rebates to upgrade water-inefficient equipment.

Rebates for businesses

  • $100 toilet and urinal rebate
  • Irrigation system rebates
  • Kitchen equipment rebates: steamers, dishwashers, and ice machines
  • Laundry machine rebate
  • Custom rebates for other water-saving projects

Rebates for apartments and condos

  • $100 toilet and urinal rebate
  • Irrigation system rebates


Water Efficiency Best Practices

Watch your water bill. An increase in your water bill could mean you have a leak in an underground pipe, building, or irrigation system. Knowing your typical water use can help you identify leaks as soon as possible - before you see water damage or water pooling.

Prevent and fix leaks. Leaks can add up quickly. A leaking toilet can waste more than 200 gallons of water each day and a dripping faucet or showerhead can waste up to 1,000 gallons per week. Remember to:

  • Replace toilet flappers every 5 years for a cost-effective way to prevent large leaks.
  • Check and repair all plumbing fixtures as part of your routine maintenance schedule or during walkthroughs and turnovers.
  • Learn more about finding and fixing leaks.

Review your landscape watering practices. Make sure your sprinklers are watering the landscape, not the street or sidewalk. Water at night or during the coolest part of the day. If you have an automatic irrigation system, you can improve water efficiency by upgrading hardware, fine-tuning your watering schedules, and performing preventative maintenance.

Install water-efficient fixtures and appliances. Look for the WaterSense label for products that are independently certified to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction with performance as well as water efficiency. Inexpensive and simple to install, WaterSense labeled aerators and spray heads can reduce water consumption by 30 percent and reduce energy costs when you use less hot water.


Need Assistance?

For more information about how your business or organization can save water, please contact us.


Additional Resources


Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.