The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility Department is now offering a Dishwasher Rebate Program to encourage another form of water conservation in the city.
Charlottetown residents are eligible to receive one-time rebate of $100 when they purchase a new water-efficient dishwasher to replace an older model. A new Energy Star® certified dishwasher uses less than half as much energy as washing dishes by hand and saves nearly 19,000 litres per year. An older model dishwasher will use approximately 37.8 to 56.7 litres of water per load. A family of four using a standard dishwasher will generate about 150 loads per year, consuming 6,800 litres of water annually. Energy Star® certified dishwashers use about 10 per cent less energy and 20 per cent less water than standard dishwashers.
"We are committed to water conservation in Charlottetown and assisting residents in improving water efficiency in their homes," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "Providing residents with cost saving initiatives for household appliances that save water and energy throughout the year has worked well in the past through other rebate programs we have offered, so we’re pleased to be able to expand to now offer this dishwasher rebate program."
Energy Star® dishwashers use less than 20.8 litres of water per load. Replacing an old and inefficient dishwasher can reduce water use by nearly 3,790 litres per year and save energy through the efficient operation of the machine and by using less hot water.
"Over the past few years, the Water and Sewer Utility Department has provided a number of residential rebate programs that have been very successful," said Councillor Edward Rice, Chair of the Water and Sewer Utility Committee. "We have received many positive comments from our Utility customers and are pleased to once again offer a new program. We are shifting our focus to rehabilitation and upgrading our infrastructure, but water conservation will always be an important component."
A limited number of rebates are available and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/dishwasherrebateprogram.php
For more information on water conservation, the City’s residential water meter program, and other rebate programs, visit: www.BeWaterFriendly.com
Photo cutline: The City of Charlottetown upgraded the dishwasher in City Hall to an Energy Star® certified model. Councillor Edward Rice, Chair of the City’s Water and Sewer Utility Committee, says Energy Star® dishwashers use less than 20.8 litres of water per load. Replacing an old and inefficient dishwasher can reduce water use by nearly 3,790 litres per year and save energy through the efficient operation of the machine and by using less hot water.
A copy of the application form is also available below.