Water Smart Business Grant

Water Smart Business Grant is Now Open!

The Water Smart Business Grant is open for applications, January 15, 2024! Save some money and do your part to conserve water through water efficiency upgrades.

The grant provides up to $10,000 (from a total program amount of $40,000) to Okotoks businesses and institutions who want to save some money, but also do their part to conserve water through water efficiency upgrades. Installing water-efficient fixtures, equipment, and landscaping can save an organization money on bi-monthly water bills! 

In your application, you will indicate what kind of upgrades you want to do, provide details about the project, estimate how much water the upgrades will save, and tell us how much the project will cost. The grant provides money towards the purchase and install of the water-saving elements of the project. 

The Town will evaluate all submissions based on a scoring rubric and assess which projects will get grant funding based on the overall score. Applicants will be notified within 3 weeks of submission. Once an approved project is completed and inspections done, the applicant will submit all final receipts, invoices, and project photos before receiving the funds in the form of a cheque or EFT payment.

The Town would like to thank the cities of St. Albert and Guelph for their assistance with developing this program.


Grant Details

Eligible Projects

What kind of water-saving projects would be eligible for a grant?
There are 4 specific types of water conserving projects that are eligible for the grant. Your project may include more than one.

Eligibility Requirements & Details

All projects need to estimate a percentage reduction in water use and fall within certain parameters.

  • Outdoor projects: must show a minimum calculated projection of 15-30% water savings to qualify.
  • Indoor projects: must show a calculated projection of a decrease in water use, based on the indicated water savings of the fixtures. Minimum 20% reduction in water use for each fixture is required. Increased water savings will be prioritized. 
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