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Municipal Water Leak Repair

Municipalities and special districts across Oregon can realize significant energy savings by improving the energy performance of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

  1. Complete a leak detection assessment with a qualified vendor and submit the assessment report, invoice and a completed rebate form (420 MWLR) to Energy Trust.

    Be sure to check all of the “Qualifying Criteria” to ensure that your leak assessment qualifies for Energy Trust incentives. You must return a completed and signed incentive form with your assessment report and invoice to Energy Trust within 90 days of the assessment to receive your incentive. Your incentive check should arrive within 4-6 weeks.

  2. To receive the water leak repair incentive, call Energy Trust’s Standard Industrial team for pre-approval. We will develop an incentive offer for you based on the leak assessment.

    Using the leak assessment, Energy Trust staff develop an incentive offer to help cover a portion of the repair costs. Once you sign and return the incentive offer to Energy Trust, you can repair your leaks and receive an incentive to help cover the costs.

Leak assessment study:

Energy Trust offers cash incentives to municipalities for assessing and repairing underground leaks in clean water systems.

Participating UtilityIncentive*
Portland General Electric$1,000 or the full cost of the assessment, whichever is less (see steps tab and Form 420MWLR for requirements)
Pacific Power$1,000 or the full cost of the assessment, whichever is less (see steps tab and Form 420MWLR for requirements)

*Limited to one leak assessment study incentive per site in 2021.

Leak repairs:

You must submit a leak assessment study as described above and receive pre-approval by program prior to commencing leak repairs. Maximum incentive limits differ by participating utility.

Participating Utility Incentive Maximum Incentive Limit*
Portland General Electric $0.30 per kWh saved, up to 70% of eligible project costUp to $40,000
Pacific Power$0.30 per kWh saved, up to 70% of eligible project costUp to $10,000, if project's calculated energy savings is less than 100,000 kWh

Up to $15,000, if project's calculated energy savings is 100,000 kWh or more

*Limited to one incentive application for leak repairs per site in 2021.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Questions?

Call us at 503.928.3154 or email streamlinedindustrial@energytrust.org.