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To participate in the Clothes Washer Rebate Program follow these steps:

  1. Purchase an Energy Star Clothes Washer

  2. Fill out an application form found here: application form

    OR

    Pick up application form at Water & Sewer Utility Desk, City Hall, 199 Queen St., Charlottetown

  3. Return the completed application form with a copy of your sales receipt and a copy of your EnerGuide rating sheet in person to:

    Water & Sewer Utility Desk, City Hall, 199 Queen St., Charlottetown

  4. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a rebate cheque in the mail or through an automatic transfer into your bank account (if you are set up for EFT with the City). Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing your application.

Be sure to include your water account number in your application. Please do not fax applications.

Program Overview

  • If each person in Charlottetown did two loads of laundry per week, Charlottetown residents collectively would do 69,124 loads of laundry each week. Using a standard clothes washer, this would mean 6,013,788 litres of water for clothes washing each week or over 313 million litres per year for laundry alone
  • If all Charlottetown residents used efficient clothes washers it could save up to 108 million litres per year
  • A full-sized ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 57 litres of water per load, compared to the 87 litres used by a standard machine. Over the machine's lifetime, that's a savings of 102,000 litres of water!!
  • ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use about 20% less energy and 35% less water than regular washers.
  • More on Energy Star clothes washers: http://www.energystar.gov/products/certified-products/detail/clothes-washers

To be Eligible for the Program:

  • Have a water and/or sewer account in good standing with the Charlottetown Water & Sewer Utility
  • Submit a rebate application to the Charlottetown Water & Sewer Utility within six months of the purchase of your clothes washer
  • Submit a copy of your purchase receipt for the clothes washer
  • Submit a copy of your EnerGuide rating sheet. An EnerGuide rating sheet will be provided to you when you purchase a new clothes washer (see example below). This sheet will provide the estimated kWh use per year of your appliance and include the Energy Star symbol if your clothes washer is certified. Please provide a copy of this sheet when you submit your application. In cases where applicants do not provide a copy of this sheet, it will be necessary for Utility staff to complete an in-home inspection to ensure that the clothes washer is Energy Star certified.

What types of Clothes Washers are eligible?

  • Clothes washers that are Energy Star approved are eligible

What rebates are available?

  • One rebate is available per water and sewer account
  • The rebate rate for a new Energy Star clothes washer is $100

What do I do with my old washing machine?

You can bring your old clothes washer to any of the Island Waste Management Corporation drop-off centres. There is no charge for dropping off used appliances and the clothes washer will be recycled

Please note:

  • A limited number of rebates are available
  • Rebates will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis
  • A maximum of one rebate is available per Water & Sewer account
  • Application must be submitted within 6 months of purchase date
  • Rebates shall not exceed the purchase price of the eligible clothes washer and shall be repaid to the city should the purchaser return the clothes washer
  • The City of Charlottetown - Water & Sewer Utility will not honour rebates for clothes washers that do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements listed above. Please verify that you have purchased an eligible model.
  • The City of Charlottetown - Water & Sewer Utility does not endorse specific brands, products, or dealers; nor does it guarantee materials, workmanship, performance, or durability of the qualifying items.
  • The City of Charlottetown - Water & Sewer Utility reserves the right to change or cancel the program at any time
  • Submit a copy of your purchase receipt (applications must be received within 6 months of the purchase date on your receipt)
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