The mWELO (Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance) permitting process is a system for approving new water efficiency technologies in the state of California. The goal of the mWELO program is to encourage the development and use of water-saving technologies in the state, and to streamline the approval process for these technologies.
The process for obtaining an mWELO permit is as follows:
Pre-Application: The first step in the mWELO process is to submit a pre-application to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). This pre-application should include a description of the technology and its intended use, as well as any relevant test data or other supporting information.
Review: Once the pre-application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the DWR to ensure that it meets the requirements for mWELO approval. This review may include a technical review and site visit to assess the technology and its potential water savings.
Approval: If the technology is approved by the DWR, the applicant will receive an mWELO permit. This permit will include any conditions or requirements that must be met in order to use the technology.
Implementation: Once the permit has been issued, the applicant can begin using the technology in their water-saving efforts. The DWR may also require periodic reporting to ensure that the technology is being used as intended and that it is achieving the expected water savings.
The mWELO permitting process is intended to be efficient and streamlined, with the goal of encouraging the development and use of water-saving technologies in California. By following this process, companies and individuals can bring new water efficiency technologies to market and help California meet its water conservation goals.