|Rainwater Harvesting and Graywater Tax Credit in Arizona:
Through 2011, the State of Arizona encourages rainwater harvesting through statewide tax credit incentives for up to $1,000 toward the cost of the system. Note that a misinterpretation of the tax credit used to only give the credit to graywater systems, but thanks to efforts by Rep. Steve Farley the tax credit can now also be used for rainwater harvesting systems, and it is now retroactive to Jan. 1, 2007.
For more information, visit www.azdor.gov and click on "credit pre-certification" on the left hand side of the home page and click on Water Conservation Systems Tax Credit. General information and applications for corporations and individuals is available.
Arizona Residential Incentives/Policies for Renewables and Efficiency
Metro Water District Rebate
Metro Water District in Marana offers a $50 rebate when a resident installs a graywater or water harvesting system. Both systems capture water that is usually discarded so that it can be used for outdoor watering, thus reducing your regular water usage. For more information, click here.
Tucson Water Residential Toilet Rebate
The Toilet Rebate Program is for all Tucson Water customers with a toilet that was manufacturered prior to 1991 and uses 3.5 gallons/flush or more. Rebate amount is limited to 50 percent of purchase price with a maximum of $120 per toilet. For more information, click here.
Tucson Water Commercial and Multifamily Irrigation System Rebate
This rebate encourages businesses to become more water effcient through improved water management. One-third of equipment costs will be reimbursed up to $5,000 per location. For more information, click here.
'Cash-for-Clunkers' bill passes in bid to revive car sales
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