The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership Water-Energy Rebate Program for Restaurants


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership Water-Energy Rebate Program for Restaurants
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project would consist of a rebate program that would help to eliminate cost barriers by providing direct incentives to restaurateurs to replace old, inefficient equipment with water efficient and energy- efficient replacements. The program would replace high energy and water using appliances, including 28 dishwashers, 21 ice machines, 22 steam cookers, 24 pre rinse spray valves, and 15 bathroom faucets. Each participating restaurant would document the existing equipment specifications, use estimates, and new equipment specifications, which would then be used as inputs for accurately calculating pre- and post-resource use. The baseline would be compared to the post-instillation usage to allow for a quantifiable program that demonstrates reductions in water and energy use. The proposed project would target restaurants in the Sonoma-Marin Saving Partnership (Partnership) service area. The Partnership represents eleven water utilities in the Sonoma and Marin counties (listed above) who joined together to provide a regional approach to water use efficiency. The Partnership was formed to identify and recommend implementation of water use efficiency projects, and maximize the cost effectiveness if water use efficiency program in the region. The Project would help restaurants to significantly lower their water and energy use and achieve long-term water and energy savings.

Contact Information

Candace Messner
Agency Name
Sonoma County Water Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Belvedere, Belvedere, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Sausalito, ..., Corte Madera, Cotati, Fairfax, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Sausalito, Sonoma, Tiburon, Windsor
Marin, Sonoma
Other Location Info
Larkfield, Glen Ellen, Eldrigde, El Verano, Temelec, Boys Hot Springs, Agua Caliente

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301, 15306, Class 1,6
Reasons for Exemption
The project would consist of the replacement of existing dishwashers, ice machines, steam cookers, spray valves and bathroom faucets within existing structures which would involve negligible or no expansion of an existing use. Information about pre- and post- replacement resources use would be collected and reported I order to analyze the water, energy and greenhouse gas savings.

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