With the goal of increasing water use efficiency, the City of Woodbury is implementing a multi-year cost-share program to support the installation of state-of-the-art irrigation technologies to existing, large irrigation systems. This program is designed to provide a structured procedure for the implementation of the water efficiency improvement incentives for customers paying commercial and residential irrigation rates, including businesses and homeowner associations. Individual homeowners are not eligible because they do not pay the irrigation rate for their outdoor water use.
The city will share up to 50% of the cost (not to exceed $8,000 per metered property over the life of the program) to eligible irrigation customers seeking to improve the water efficiency of their existing systems. Projects must receive city approval before hiring a contractor or spending funds.
Applicants may request funding for the costs of auditing, upgrading and/or maintaining their existing irrigation system with the intent of improving the irrigation system's water efficiency. The city will not provide a cost-share for any technologies not deemed appropriate or approved by the city. Selections will be made on the proposed project's potential to improve water efficiency.