City of Wichita officials have launched an enhanced water conservation rebate program, which provides up to $450,000 in incentives for all active water customers. The application, instructions and a detailed list of qualifying items are available at www.wichita.gov and www.savewichitawater.com.
Eligible items include devices or appliances purchased between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014. Rebates will be offered until the $450,000 budget is exhausted, on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of five rebated items for each water customer. Rebates will not exceed the purchase price. Eight devices and appliances are eligible for rebates in the program, which the City Council approved in early June.
Eligible for Up to $100 Rebate
• Low flow Toilets: uses 1.28 gallons per flush or less and is WaterSense labeled;
• Low flow Urinals: uses 0.5 gallons per flush or less and is WaterSense labeled;
• High Efficiency Dishwashers: uses 4.25 gallons or less per cycle;
• High Efficiency Clothes Washers: has a Water Factor of 4.5 or less;
• Smart Irrigation Controllers: labeled by WaterSense;
• Rain Sensor-Shutoffs: set to shut off irrigation after ¼-inch of rain is received.
Eligible for Up to $75 Rebate
• Rain Barrels: 45 gallons or larger
Eligible for Up to $50 Rebate
• Dual Flush Toilet Conversion Kits: for toilets using 1.6 gallons per flush or more
For more information, please visit www.wichita.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Water Conservation office (268-8351).