Partnership Water Conservation Mini-Grant and Flush Valve Replacement Program 

The Partnership and UA Cooperative Extension Water Wise have teamed up to deliver mini-grants to save money on water costs – up to $2,000 per project. Your business can improve its cash flow while supporting the economy, Ft. Huachuca, and the San Pedro River. In addition, easy to install water-saving dual flush valves for commercial toilets are available at no cost.

Who's eligible? Any business or institution in the Sierra Vista Sub-watershed, including Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Tombstone, Naco, Huachuca City and the unincorporated areas.

How do you get started?

  1. Call a friendly UA Water Wise Specialist at 458-8278 x 2150 and make an appointment for a complimentary on-site visit.
  2. Decide what you want to replace or install. With your input, the Water Wise Specialist will offer recommendations and together you will figure out how you can save water and money.
  3. Fill out an easy, one-page application.

Grants can help you: Replace older toilets with newer ones. Install waterless urinals. Replace outdated commercial washing machines with water efficient ones. Install cartridge filters for swimming pools instead of sand filters. Remove costly turf or install an easy Xeriscape or Rainscape. There are many more options to choose from. Call a Water Wise Specialist today.

Ecoasis Sustainible Living Center - Bisbee

Ecoasis, a non-profit grocery store, cafe, greenhouse and education center located in Bisbee, requested assistance from the USPP and Water Wise to install two 1150-gallon rainwater tanks. These tanks will help meet the water demand of their greenhouse and plant starts, thereby reducing future groundwater pumping by using harvested rainwater.

Photo by Mark Apel

Cochise College - Sierra Vista

To help preserve our groundwater supplies, the Upper San Pedro Partnership and Water Wise offer free Sloan Upper Cut Dual-Flushometers to replace the silver handle on commercial toilet valve assemblies with a special green handle, taking only minutes to install. The handles are distinctive with a green microbial coating and when pulled up for liquid flushes, use only 1.28 gallons as a standard flush. In 2016, 24 Dual-Flushometers were delivered and installed at the Sierra Vista Campus of Cochise College saving thousands of gallons of water a year.

Sloan Upper Cut Dual-Flushometers

Western Motel - Sierra Vista

Thanks to the Upper San Pedro Partnership and Water Wise, the Western Motel now has 20 new low-flow (1.6 gals per flush) toilets that replaced older models using more than 3 gallons per flush.

Photo courtesy Western Motel, Sierra Vista (