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Retrofit and Repair Rebate Program

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Bathroom

The bathroom is the largest consumer of indoor water. The toilet can use 27 percent of household water, showers 17%, and faucets 16%. Almost every activity or daily routine that happens in the home bathroom uses large quantities of water. So to conserve water and do your part this winter during the Madison Pipeline repair, consider one of your bathroom’s largest water guzzlers.

Replace standard showerheads with low-flow versions. Look for EPA’s WaterSense label and flow rates of 0.5 to 2 gallons per minute (gpm).

A bathroom faucet generally runs at 2 gallons of water per minute. By turning off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving, a person can save more than 200 gallons of water per month. Replace with low-flow sink aerators 1.5 gpm or lower.

Kitchen

Kitchen faucets may require a higher flow rate of 2 to 4 gallons (7.6 to 15.1 liters) per minute if you regularly fill the sink for washing dishes. If you tend to let the water run when washing dishes, the lower flow rate of 0.5 to 1 gallon per minute may be more appropriate. Some kitchen aerators will allow you to flip between two flow rates without affecting the water temperature (see below).

Leaky Faucets

Water losses caused by dripping faucets can range from several gallons to hundreds of gallons of water per day. Repairing a dripping faucet can save up to, on average, 30 gallons per day (gpd).

Here are some figures on faucet water usage:

In a family of four, where each person uses the bathroom sink for 6 minutes each day, using a 0.5 gallon per minute aerator (instead of a 2.5 gallon per minute aerator) would reduce the daily household water consumption by 48 gallons per day, which totals 17,520 gallons annually.



Program

The City of Gillette is offering rebates to its residential customers to help make needed repairs and retrofits.

Purchase

Rebate Amount

# of Rebates Available

Low flow fixtures/purchases up to $25.00

$5.00

200

Low flow fixtures/purchases up to $100

$25.00

200

 

The Water Conservation Retrofit and Repair Rebate Program is available to all City of Gillette residential utility customers who purchase fixtures and/or repair items to conserve water. Customers must meet the following guidelines in order to qualify for the Rebate program:

 

• Only replacement fixtures purchased and/or repairs made after October 16, 2010 qualify for a rebate.

• Fixtures and/or repairs must be done on residential properties receiving water from the City of Gillette.

• Rebates are available in the amount of $5.00 for purchases up to $25.00 and $25.00 for purchase up to $100.00. A maximum rebate of $30.00 per household is allowed if multiple fixtures and/or repairs are done. The rebate covers only the purchase cost of the fixtures and repair kits and does not include installation or tax.

• Only fixtures approved by the US EPA's WaterSense program qualify for rebate. Examples include low-flow showerheads and bathroom faucet aerators. WaterSense labeled fixtures will have the EPA WaterSense label on the product or product packaging. Please check the list of approved fixtures on the US EPA’s website:

http://www.epa.gov/watersense/product_search.html

• Rebates are provided to encourage the voluntary replacement of older, less efficient and worn-out fixtures. For example: replacing kitchen sink aerators, bathroom faucet aerators, shower heads.

• Rebates are provided to encourage the voluntary repair of leaky faucets and toilets. For example: replacing gaskets, washers, toilet flappers, etc.

• Fixtures replaced as part of a general construction permit (such as a house remodeling), new construction, and non-EPA approved fixtures do not qualify for rebate.

• Replacement fixtures must replace less efficient fixtures.

• Old fixtures must not be used again and must be rendered inoperable. City of Gillette requires proper disposal of all old fixtures.

To receive a rebate:

1. Bring a current City of Gillette utility bill, the original sales receipt and completed rebate form to:
City of Gillette Utilities Department
611 N Exchange Avenue
(307) 686-5276

Or, mail to:
City of Gillette
Home Energy Audit Rebate/Sustainability
611 N Exchange Avenue
Gillette, WY 82716

2. You will receive your rebate check within 6 to 8 weeks

Forms that you will need

City of Gillette Water Conservation Retrofit and Repair Program Rebate Form

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