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Florida Water Star℠ rebates available beginning October 1st

$350,000 In Rebates Available

The Florida Water Star℠ (FWS) program is proud to announce that $350,000 in rebates will be available to builders to encourage them to have their homes FWS certified!

The rebate is planned to begin October 1, 2016, and will be available for newly constructed homes that achieve FWS certification in Polk County. The rebate will be available to the first 500 homes that become FWS certified in the amount of $700 per home.

To receive the rebate, the builder must meet the following requirements:

  • The home must be FWS certified by a trained FWS certifier.
  • Home plans include a permanent in-ground irrigation system.
  • Irrigation system water must be purchased from a utility located within Polk County‚Äôs political boundaries.

To ensure builders within Polk County have numerous FWS certifiers to choose from to conduct inspections, a FWS certifier training and exam is scheduled on May 24 and 25 at Polk County Utilities in Winter Haven. Current FWS certifiers and accredited professionals interested in a FWS program refresher also are encouraged to attend the training. Click here for more information about the certifier training.

To learn more about FWS, the rebate program or to participate in the training, please email Robin Grantham.