The City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility is offering its toilet and clothes washer rebates to the public for a second time this year due to the success of both programs.
Since launching the toilet rebate program in May 2011, more than 850 low-flow toilets have been replaced and, since February 2014, 51 clothes washing machine rebates have been issued.
"The rebate programs offered by our Water and Sewer Utility are just one of many ways that the public can have an impact on the amount of water used in our city," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "The total water savings of these two rebate programs is estimated to have saved about 23.7 million litres of water per year. It is through these small changes that we can all make a difference together."
Councillor Edward Rice, chairperson of the City’s Water and Sewer Utility Committee, said he is pleased with the success of the rebate programs.
"This is a good news story because not only are residents saving millions of litres of water, they are taking the initiative to conserve," said Councillor Rice. "We want to see everyone take control of their water usage, which is why this rebate program works alongside our Take Control promotions where residential customers can have the Utility supply and install a water meter for them. As a metered customer, people can control how much water they pay for and use. We encourage people in our community to look at all of these great water-saving initiatives and take advantage of them while they are available."
For more information on the clothes washer rebate program, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/clotheswasherrebateprogram.php
For more information on the toilet rebate program, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/toiletrebate.php
For more water conservation methods or information on the Take Control water meter program, visit: www.bewaterfriendly.com or contact the Utility at: 902-629-4014.
City of Charlottetown