Limited-Income Laundry-to-Landscape Gray Water Loan & Grant Program

The Limited-Income Laundry-to-Landscape Gray Water Program seeks to increase the participation of limited-income households in Tucson Water’s Gray Water Rebate Program by removing the upfront costs to install gray water irrigation systems and making these systems more affordable. With funding from Tucson Water, our program provides a grant of up to $500 and a zero-interest loan of up to $500 for your household to pay for a laundry-to-landscape system. We will also help you apply for Tucson Water’s rebate of up to $1,000. If you obtain a loan, you must make a deposit of $20.00 or 10% of its value (the higher amount will be applied). Most loans are for 12 months. A permit will be required to modify drainage plumbing/piping from any fixture. A permit will not be required to use a pre-existing gravity stub-out from the washing machine. Tucson Water will reimburse qualifying costs when a permanent gray water irrigation system is installed at your home.

Do you qualify?

  • Tucson Water customer and account in good standing
  • Attend a gray water online workshop (SERI workshop preferred)
  • Total household income is equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (see chart below)
  • Homeowner of a single-family dwelling
  • Renter of a single-family dwelling (with signed letter of agreement from landlord)
  • Property taxes paid

If your total household income is equal to or less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) you qualify for a grant of up to $500. If your total household income is great than 100% of the FPL but less than or equal to 200% FPL, you qualify for a grant of up to $300. If needed, loans of up to $ 500 are available to all households that meet the requirements for our program. If you obtain a loan, you must make a deposit of $20.00 or 10% of its value (the higher amount will be applied).  Loans are for 12 months.

What’s covered?

  • Gray water irrigation systems.
  • Program covers design costs (up to $200), materials, and installation.
  • Program does not cover hoses and other non-permanent fixtures, bathroom remodel materials, workshops, plants and sales taxes.

Attend a Workshop

Gray Water Online Workshop – English

Gray Water

  • Online
  • Free

Gray water is a great way to take advantage of the water that comes from your hand sinks, shower and clothes washer to irrigate your trees and plants. During this workshop come learn about gray water specifically laundry to landscape systems. The first half of the workshop will cover design considerations, planning your project, best practices, and more. During the second half of the workshop you will receive information on Tucson Water’s Rebate and SERI’s Limited-Income Laundry-to-Landscape Loan and Grant Program including what you will receive by participating, requirements to participate and how to apply. Attending this workshop meets one of the requirements for the City of Tucson’s gray water rebate and is open to the public. This workshop is in English and about 1 hour long.

Gray Water Online Workshop – English

Gray Water

  • Online
  • Free

Gray water is a great way to take advantage of the water that comes from your hand sinks, shower and clothes washer to irrigate your trees and plants. During this workshop come learn about gray water specifically laundry to landscape systems. The first half of the workshop will cover design considerations, planning your project, best practices, and more. During the second half of the workshop you will receive information on Tucson Water’s Rebate and SERI’s Limited-Income Laundry-to-Landscape Loan and Grant Program including what you will receive by participating, requirements to participate and how to apply. Attending this workshop meets one of the requirements for the City of Tucson’s gray water rebate and is open to the public. This workshop is in English and about 1 hour long.

Steps of the program

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*Our program is currently only available to Tucson Water customers.

For more information and/or questions please contact us at seri@seriaz.org.