The eligibility criteria for applicants are as follows:
- Premises with monthly water consumption - Potable Water (PW) / NEWater (NW) / Industrial Water (IW) of more than 1000 m3. For individual premises with monthly consumption each of less than 1000 m3, customers can choose to apply for this fund collectively e.g. associations and groups of commercial enterprises. Project should yield at least 10% reduction of water consumption (PW, NW and IW).
- In addition to criteria 1, for industries in which recycling is already a norm e.g. wafer fabs, WEF will only be given to the customer if they put in place a system that conserves water at a rate higher (at least 10% higher) than the norm in its industry.
Customers who intend to organise community-wide campaigns to promote water conservation can also apply for WEF.
||Criteria 1 and 2 above do not apply to the following:|
||Water Audit Projects;
||Certification to SS577:2012 Water Efficiency Management Systems under Feasibility Study Projects; and|
||Community-Wide Water Conservation Campaigns and Programmes. |
Customers applying for funding for certification to SS 577:2012 Water Efficiency Management Systems under Feasibility Study Project shall obtain at least Water Efficient Building (Basic).
SMEs who wish to apply for funding for certification to SS577:2012 Water Efficiency Management Systems shall be referred to SPRING Singapore for the Capability Development Grant.
Projects Eligible for Funding and Funding Framework
PUB will fund the following types of water efficiency projects:
Feasibility Study ProjectI) Certification to SS 577:2012 Water Efficiency Management Systems
- PUB will co-fund 50% of the total costs for certification (consultancy cost and 1st year certification audit cost for SS577:2012) under Feasibility Study Project, subject to a cap of $10,000*.
*For premises with monthly water consumption of 1,000 cu m or less, the funding cap will be $5,000.
- Funding for certification to SS577:2012 is considered revenue in nature and taxable by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
- PUB will co-fund 50% of the feasibility study cost, subject to a cap of $50,000.
- In the event that the feasibility study shows that it is not feasible to implement the water conservation initiatives, PUB will co-fund 10% of the feasibility study cost, subject to a cap of $10,000.
Water Audit Project
- PUB will co-fund 90% of the water audit cost, subject to a cap of $15,000*. This water audit cost can include the cost of procuring and/or installation of water meters. The meters shall be procured from PUB subject to availability.
- PUB will co-fund an additional 90% of the upgrading /installation cost for remote metering, if any, subject to an additional cap of $15,000*.
- For water audit projects which involve consultancy study, the funding for the consultancy study component is considered revenue in nature and taxable by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
*For premises with monthly water consumption of 1,000 cu m or less, the funding cap will be $5,000. For premises with monthly water consumption > 1,000 cu m and ≤ 3,000 cu m/mth, the funding cap will be $10,000.
Recycling Efforts / Use of Alternative Source of Water
With effect from 1 Apr 14,
- PUB will support the customer at $0.60 for every m3 of PW / $0.30 for every m3 of NW / $0.10 for every m3 of IW saved over the economic life of the facilities or 7 years (whichever is earlier), or
- up to 50% of the capital cost of the facilities.
whichever is lower and subject to a cap of $1 million per project.
Community-wide Water Conservation Campaigns and Programmes
- PUB will co-fund 50% of cost of organising the programme, subject to a cap of $200 - $5,000 (depending on type of programme).
- Items considered for funding include educational materials such as posters, pamphlets, rental of venue, etc.
- Funding of community wide water conservation campaigns and programmes is considered revenue in nature and taxable by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
Projects Not Eligible for Funding
The following are not eligible for funding :
- Rainwater harvesting projects.
- Initiatives that are put in place to comply with regulatory requirements, e.g. water-saving devices such as water efficient taps and flushing cisterns, trade effluent discharge limits or earth control requirements.
- Premises that purchase water efficient fittings like taps, showerheads, flushing cisterns, urinals etc.
- Use of NW/IW to replace potable water.
- New developments and premises undergoing redevelopment with building plan submission from 1 April 2013 are not eligible for funding of procurement and /or installation of private water meters and remote metering under Water Audit Projects