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Water Conservation Certificate Required for Marina Real Estate Transfers
July 10, 2008

Reminder from Marina Coast Water District, Monterey County Associations of Realtors and the JNM Company

Marina Coast Water District
Required Water Conservation Certification Inspections

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 Please do not forget that water conservation certification inspections must be completed on all property transfers within the Marina Coast Water District service areas.

Scheduled inspections this month will be performed on Thursday, July 10th and Thursday, July 24th. Due to high demand, appointment times are limited and will be scheduled on a first come first served basis.

Homes or businesses with certificates on file at the District that have passed inspection in the last 24 months can be updated without a physical inspection. All other properties must be inspected.  To update a certificate, applicants must complete a new inspection form acknowledging that the requirements are met. The inspection form must be filled out by both the seller/agent and the owner, and submitted to the District in person, by mail, or by fax. If available, please attach a copy of the current conservation certificate on file with the District. The District inspector's portion of the form will then be completed and the form returned to the applicant for the new buyer's signature and title transfer procedures. Once signed by the new property owner, the form must then be returned to the District (11 Reservation Road, Marina CA 93933) for our files.

It is the seller's responsibility to ensure that the completed certification forms and any supporting documents are received by the District.

Rebates up to $125 are available to those who are required to replace older toilets and choose to install high-efficiency toilets with a flow rating of 1.28 gallons per flush or less. Retrofitting to the standard 1.6 GPF toilets is still acceptable to meet the requirement to retrofit, but these toilets are no longer eligible for the rebate.
To help customers meet the requirement for low-flow showerheads, High-quality 2.1 GPM showerheads with a shut-off button are available at our Marina Coast Water District offices free of charge to District customers and their agents.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact me at (831) 883-5905 or [email protected]

For your convenience, I have included links to the updated District forms for your use and distribution to your peers.
 
Click here for the Landscape Program informational handout.
 
Click here for the Washer Rebate Form.
 
Click here for the Toilet Rebate Form.
 
 
 Retrofit Requirements for Property Transfers/Sales


The following plumbing retrofits are required, prior to the close of title, for the sale or transfer of existing residential or commercial property.

Residential Retrofit Requirements

· All toilets must be retrofitted with toilets with a maximum flush capacity of 1.6 gallons per flush or less. No flush devices or conversion devices of any other kind will be accepted.

· All showerheads must be retrofitted with low-flow showerheads with a maximum flow capacity of 2.5 gallons per minute or less. These low-flow showerheads must also have a shut-off button. Installing flow restrictors in existing showerheads does not satisfy the requirement.

Commercial Retrofit Requirements

· Conventional urinals must be replaced with zero-water-use urinals.

· Conventional clothes washers must be replaced with high-efficiency clothes washers.

· All toilets must be retrofitted with toilets with a maximum flush capacity of 1.6 gallons per flush or less. No flush devices or conversion devices of any other kind will be accepted.

· All showerheads must be retrofitted with low-flow showerheads with a maximum flow capacity of 2.5 gallons per minute or less. These low-flow showerheads must also have a shut-off button. Installing flow restrictors in existing showerheads does not satisfy the requirement.

Once the property has been retrofitted, please call the District at (831) 883-5905 to schedule a Water Conservation Certification inspection.
 
 
Paul Lord
Water Conservation Specialist
Marina Coast Water District
Phone (831) 883-5905
Fax (831) 384-0197
[email protected]
www.mcwd.org




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