High Efficiency Appliance Credits


A Residential Water Permit application may also include a request for water credits for the devices listed below. All applications which include the use of Water Credits are subject to inspection by the District prior to permitting.  Original fixtures should not be replaced until an inspection is complete. Applications for credit obtained through the installation of water efficient appliances will require a deed restriction before the water permit is issued. Water permits requiring a deed restriction may take five to seven business days.

High Efficiency Dishwasher 0.5 FU Must be approved by MPWMD.  Machine cycle should be no more than 5.8 gallons.  Please visit www.energystar.gov for list of qualifying models.
High Efficiency Clothes Washer 1.0 FU For washers with water factor of 5.0 or less.  Please visit www.energystar.gov for a list of qualifying models.
Instant-Access Hot Water (IAHW) 0.5 FU Available where the property has an inefficient hot water delivery system.  IAHW must be capable of producing hot water from every point of access within 10 seconds.  NO CREDIT FOR NEW STRUCTURES.
HET (High Efficiency Toilet)       1.3 Gallon maximum. 0.5 FU This credit reduces a toilet from 1.8 FU to 1.3 FU.
UHET (Ultra High Efficiency Toilet)  0.8 Gallon maximum 1.0 FU This credit reduces a toilet from 1.8 FU to 0.8 FU.

For additional information regarding High Efficiency appliances and the Water Permit process, call the MPWMD Permit Office at (831) 658-5601 or visit our website at www.mpwmd.net.  

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