Water-Energy Rebates for Restaurants


Save on Water, Energy and Sewer Costs with Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Combined rebates of up to the full purchase price* of qualifying commercial dishwashers, ice machines, steam cookers, pre-rinse spray valves and lavatory faucets.

Purchase and install qualifying commercial kitchen equipment to replace existing equipment and get a rebate to cover the full cost* of the equipment when combining rebates from Pacific Gas and Electric and the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership. For example, purchase a qualifying dishwasher for $10,000 that is eligible for a $600 rebate through Pacific Gas and Electric, get a $9,400 rebate from the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership.

For restaurants with water supplied by:

  • City of Santa Rosa
  • Marin Municipal Water District
  • North Marin Water District

*Rebate amount is equal to the full purchase price of the equipment excluding taxes, fees, installation, accessories, extended warranties, service agreements, or supplies needed to maintain or operate the equipment less any available equipment rebate through Pacific Gas and Electric Rebates available on a first come, first served basis through March 30, 2019 while funding lasts. The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership reserves the right to change, modify or reduce rebate amounts and/or add or drop eligible equipment at any time without prior notice. Purchases must be made between April 1, 2017 and March 30, 2019. Applications must be received by April 15, 2019.

How to Participate

To apply for a rebate through this program

  1. Contact the Water Use Efficiency Program to confirm eligibility, rebate funds availability and estimated rebate amount — a pre-inspection may be required
  2. Select equipment and coordinate with local health and/or building officials when applicable
  3. Purchase and install the rebate eligible equipment
  4. Complete and sign the Rebate Application Form and attach a copy of paid invoice(s) for the eligible equipment, complete and sign IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number) and submit these documents as directed on the application form.

Please allow 6 to 8 weeks to process your rebate request. Rebate checks will be distributed via US mail.

Download Rebate Form (0.3MB PDF)
Download IRS Form W-9 (0.1MB PDF)