Building in our service area?
The Toho Efficiency Program (TEP) is a water efficiency program adopted by Toho Water Authority in April 2008 for all new residential single family home projects. The program has been expanded to include multifamily construction, commercial and all undeveloped lots including those in projects predating April 2008. This also includes common areas. Compliance with the expanded program will begin with building permits issued on and after April 1, 2016.
Checklist and technical manual
Residential and commercial construction are required to comply with the TEP Program within the Toho Water Authority service area . We have also included the TECHNICAL MANUAL.
Indoor fixtures and appliances that meet TEP criteria are similar in cost to typical fixtures and appliances.
A TEP home uses approximately 20 percent less water indoors compared to a typical home.
A TEP landscape allows no more than 60 percent high-volume irrigation compared to a typical landscape that has 80 percent high-volume irrigation.