The Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is a financial incentive program offering commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-family residential customers in Los Angeles up to $2,000,000 for the installation of pre-approved equipment and products, which demonstrate water savings. Project must reduce potable water use by a minimum of 50,000 gallons over two years.
This joint effort between the LADWP and you, our customer, will help modernize your facility with the latest water-efficient equipment, save you money, and conserve our most precious natural resource.
Very often, the highest water using equipment in a commercial or industrial facility is the cooling tower. Cooling tower water efficiency upgrades are the most common custom water conservation project that LADWP customers perform. Customers increase the water efficiency of their cooling towers by upgrading their water treatment. Customers may upgrade their treatment by going to a monitored standard treatment program, a pH control program, or a water-softening treatment program. In most cases, the LADWP provides free meters to measure the water savings your cooling tower project will garner.
There are a variety of microfiltration systems available in the market. Using these types of systems may allow you to reuse some of your wastewater from your facility. Note: you will be responsible to secure approval for your wastewater project from the proper authorities (California Department of Health Services, for instance).
Some of the wastewater in your facility may not need to be filtered before reuse. An example of this would be the waste stream from a Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) system. If the R.O. water is pre-softened, you may be able to reuse the R.O. waste water as make-up for your cooling towers. Check with your water treatment company before starting this type of project.
These types of projects are upgrades for existing industrial equipment. An industrial launderer may install a tunnel washer to replace a number of less water-efficient clothes washers. A dye house may replace an existing dye machine with a more water-efficient one.
This program shall at all times be subject to change or termination without notice.
Applying for this program is fairly simple and the LADWP staff is available to assist you with any questions. Just complete the TAP application on this page or call the Water Conservation Hotline at 1-800-544-4498 and press ‘5’ to get assistance or email any questions to WCTAP@ladwp.com.
This webpage will guide you in obtaining and tracking your energy and water consumption, using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. This will help you comply with the City of Los Angeles’ Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance (EBEWE), which became effective January 1, 2017. It also serves to comply with State Legislation that requires statewide building energy use benchmarking.
The BPBC Program offers eligible businesses, that are new to the LADWP service territory, monthly bill credits on electricity charges for the first three years of operation, offered on a first come, first served basis.