Water bonus, instructions and documents to get the refund

It will be possible to request the water bonus up to € 1,000, the contribution aimed at saving resources and reducing water waste, established by the Budget Law 2021.

The implementing decree of the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MiTE) was in fact published in the Official Gazette. Refunds will be recognized according to the chronological order of instances, so it is good to be ready with the necessary documentation as soon as the platform for requests is activated.

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Water bonus, what it is and what expenses it covers

The water bonus (also known as the taps and sanitary bonus) is a one-off benefit of up to 1,000 euros, for a single property, for expenses incurred from 1 January to 31 December 2021 for water efficiency interventions until the allocated resources, equal to 20 million euros for the year 2021, are exhausted.
The holders of property rights or other real rights over existing buildings, as well as personal enjoyment rights over parts of existing buildings or individual real estate units, can benefit from the bonus.
The eligible interventions are those for the costs of:

  • supply and installation of sanitary vessels in ceramic with maximum discharge volume equal to or less than 6 liters and related discharge systems, including connected plumbing and masonry works and the dismantling and disposal of existing systems;
  • supply and installation of taps and mixers for bathroom and kitchen, including devices for controlling the flow of water with a flow rate equal to or less than 6 liters per minute, and shower heads and shower columns with water flow values ​​equal to or less than 9 liters per minute, including any hydraulic works and connected masonry and the dismantling and decommissioning of pre-existing systems.

The disbursement of the contribution is not automatic but in order to have it, a specific request must be submitted through the “Water bonus platform”Of the Ministry of Ecological Transition. The procedure will be activated by November 26, 2021, i.e. within 60 days of the registration of the decree implementing the benefit (the decree is dated September 27, 2021).

Water bonus, how to apply

To have the water bonus, a specific request must be made through the water bonus platform “accessible, upon authentication, from the website of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, which will be made available within 60 days from the date of registration with the competent control bodies of the Ministerial Decree “. The procedure will then be activated by November 26, 2021.

Interested citizens should know that:

  • for access it is necessary SPID or credentials YOU (electronic identity card);
  • a series of documents must be attached to the application;
  • applications will be handled according totemporal order of arrival and until the available resources are exhausted. Therefore, the sooner the request is presented, the more likely it is to re-enter the beneficiaries.

Water bonus, the documents required for the application

In application form to be completed, interested parties must indicate the following information:

  • name, surname, tax code of the beneficiary;
  • amount of expenditure incurred, for which reimbursement is requested;
  • quantity of the asset and specifications of the laying or installation;
  • technical specifications, for each item replaced by water flow limiting appliances, in addition to the specification of the maximum water flow rate (in l / min) of the purchased product;
  • cadastral identification of the property for which a request for reimbursement was submitted;
  • declaration of not having benefited from other tax breaks for the supply, installation and installation of the same goods;
  • bank / postal account details (Iban) the beneficiary to whom the refund is to be credited;
  • indication of the legal title for which the bonus is requested;
  • attestation of the applicant in the event that he is not the owner or co-owner of the details of the contract from which he is entitled;
  • attestation of communication to the joint holder / owner, identified with name, surname and tax code, of the desire to benefit from the aforementioned bonus.


Water bonus instructions documents refund

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