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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. Energy Trust can help with technical assistance and cash incentives for system upgrades.

  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.

Energy Trust can help municipalities assessing and repairing underground leaks in clean water systems by covering the cost of your leak assessment study and working with you to create a customized incentive offer for your scoped project.

Leak assessment study:

Energy Trust offers up to $1,000 to cover the cost of the leak assessment study. See Form 420MWLR for additional requirements.

Leak repairs:

You must submit a leak assessment study as described above and receive pre-approval by Energy Trust prior to commencing leak repairs.

Customers may receive cash incentives up to $250,000 per site, per year. Cash incentives are calculated based on operating hours and usage at $0.38 per annual kWh saved, up to 70% of eligible project costs. Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

To learn more about the benefits of this offer, read our Municipal Water Leak Repair Fact Sheet.

Questions?

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