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Help For Business:

The Water Efficient Technology (W.E.T.) Program

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Our Water Efficient Technology (W.E.T.)  program provides commercial, industrial and institutional-sector companies with ways to reduce water and the associated energy costs. Following are some of the W.E.T. program benefits:

Technology upgrade and replacement:


Water Smart Workshop for Business 2016

On November 9, 2016 we held an event to educate business owners, facility managers and other interested people about ways they can reduce water consumption at their property and take advantage of Region help.

Check out the program brochure


The Water Efficiency Excellence Award 

The Water Efficiency Excellence Award has been presented annually since 2009 to a local business who completed an exemplary water conservation project. See past winners.

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Regional Chair Ken Seiling (left) and Regional Councillor Les Armstrong (right) present the plaque to Ofelia Guanlao of Capreit. 


Case Studies from program participants

To view case studies on businesses that have taken advantage of the program, please click below:



Restaurant Certification Program

The next step for Waterloo Region's business program is to encourage restaurant owners to do even more to conserve water. The proposed approach is to certify restaurants that implement a variety of measures that conserve water and to promote their success. Certified restaurants would then be listed by the Region as water efficient, and owners would be given promotional material to display to customers.

Visit the Restaurant Certification Program on how to get certified.

Certified restaurants and case studies




 For more information on business programming, contact 519-575-4400, ext. 3558.