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WET Pre-approved Technologies

All the items listed below have been accepted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) as water-efficient products that qualify for the Water Efficient Technologies (WET) program. SNWA recognizes that the actual water savings may vary with each individual product, installation configuration and end user.

SNWA has determined that because some technologies produce sufficiently reliable savings estimates, individual performance testing may not be deemed necessary. For such technologies, the incentive (at SNWA's discretion) may be calculated using the established menu table below. The payment will equal the listed maximum incentive amount or 50 percent of the real product costs (excluding labor), whichever is less.

Incentive levels vary based on location of captured water savings (i.e., outdoor, indoor or reuse) as well as the estimated annual savings and minimum project size. SNWA reserves total and final authority in determining the potential water savings for each type of technology and the costs of the technologies that are eligible for rebate.

Food-serving establishment? Check out our Commercial Kitchen Retrofits.

Please call (702) 862-3764 or contact us via email if you have questions about incentives and how they are paid.

Menu of Pre-Approved Technologies
Project Type Minimum Project Size Maximum Incentive
($ per unit*)
High Efficiency Toilets (HETs) with an average flush volume of no more than 1.28 gpf, tested to flush at least 350 grams, including WaterSense qualified models

58 fixtures
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $25 per fixture, whichever is less
  • Original and retrofit installations for HETs are rebated at the same levels
High Efficiency Urinals with an average flush volume of no more than 0.5 gpf 5 fixtures
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $180 per fixture retrofit ($90 per fixture on original installations), whichever is less
Retrofit currently installed urinals to waterless urinals 3 fixtures
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $360 per fixture retrofit ($180 per fixture on original installations), whichever is less
Retrofit showerheads to models that incorporate an integrated, non-removal flow restrictor with a maximum flow rate no more than 2.0 gallons per minute at 80 PSI. All heads in a room must be retrofit to qualify. A sufficient combination of retrofit rooms and flow reduction to conserve 100,000 gallons annually
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $25 per room for each 0.5 gpm reduction in flow rate ($12.50 per room for original installations), whichever is less
Conversion of existing turf sporting surfaces to alternative sporting surfaces for sports fields and play surfaces 1,370 square feet minimum converted per facility
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $1.80 per square foot, whichever is less
Retrofit water-cooled air conditioning to conventional air conditioning
5 tons capacity retrofit (may pool savings across multiple facilities)
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $370 per ton capacity, whichever is less
Retrofit standard cooling tower drift reducers to high efficiency drift elimination technologies (with drift of no more than 0.005 percent of tower flow rate)
200 tons capacity
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $125 per 10 tons capacity, whichever is less
Retrofit standard cooling tower control with a control system that includes a demonstrated history of water savings from past projects performed under SNWA's Water Efficient Technologies Program Performance Track 14 tons capacity retrofit (may pool across multiple facilities)
  • 50 percent of the real product costs (excluding labor) or $590 for every 10 tons capacity retrofit, whichever is less
Retrofit water-cooled ice makers on single-pass or open loop systems to air-cooled models* 223 pounds per day capacity retrofit
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $360 per 100 lbs per day capacity, whichever is less
Convert commercial washer-extractors to tunnel washer system(s) 200,000 pounds per year processed through retrofit machines
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $20 for every 5,000 pounds processed through retrofit machine(s) per year, whichever is less
Convert conventional washing machines to Energy Star washing machines in the multifamily sector where individual washers serve multiple residences/apartments (ex: coin-op, basement laundry room, etc.) 5 machines replaced
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $170 per machine replaced, whichever is less
Convert conventional commercial Laundromat washing machines to Energy Star washing machines. 3 machines replaced
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $300 per machine replaced, whichever is less
* Additional configurations may qualify, please consult with an SNWA representative.
Commercial Kitchens Retrofits
Project Type Minimum Project Size Maximum Incentive
($ per unit*)
High Efficiency steamers (steam cookers) and/or combination ovens such as Energy Star qualified models

3 total compartments/pans (may be across multiple machines)
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $340 per pan, whichever is less
Retrofit water-cooled ice makers on single-pass or open loop systems to air-cooled models* 223 pounds per day capacity retrofit
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $360 per 100 pounds per day capacity, whichever is less
Retrofit at least five-year old high capacity conveyor or flight-type dishwashers to modern high efficiency designs 1 machine
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $5,800 per machine, whichever is less
For new, original installations, install an Energy Star qualified high-capacity conveyor or flight-type dishwasher 1 machine
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $800 per machine, whichever is less
Retrofit kitchen cooling from evaporative water-cooled building heat exchange (i.e. cooling tower, evaporative cooler, swamp cooler, refrigeration rooms/freezers, etc.) to conventional non-water evaporative air conditioning systems 5 tons capacity
  • 50 percent of the real product costs
    (excluding labor)
  • Or $370 for every ton capacity retrofit, whichever is less
* Additional configurations may qualify, please consult with an SNWA representative.