With the busy holiday shopping season approaching, City of Wichita officials on Tuesday reminded residents about its rebate program that provides incentives for conserving water.
The City has been accepting rebate applications since July 1; the City Council approved the rebate program on June 10. Rebates will continue until the program ends on Dec. 31 or funding runs out. So far, the City has approved 1,587 applications resulting in a total value of $188,145 in rebates given back to the community. Remaining funding is approximately $261,855.
So far the rebates have included: 548 Washing Machines; 535 Dishwashers; 608 Toilets; 8 Smart Irrigation Controllers; 12 Dual Flush Kits; 31 Rain Sensors; and 208 Rain Barrels. Specifically, eight devices and appliances are eligible for rebates.
Detailed lists of qualifying items are available at Wichita.gov and SaveWichitaWater.com. The City strongly recommends taking a printout of the qualifying appliances for reference when shopping. There is a limit of five rebated items per water customer. Rebates will not exceed the purchase price.
Eligible for Up to $100 Rebate
¾ Low flow Toilets
¾ Low flow Urinals
¾ High Efficiency Dishwashers
¾ High Efficiency Clothes Washers
¾ Smart Irrigation Controllers
¾ Rain Sensor-Shutoffs
Eligible for Up to $75 Rebate¾ Rain Barrels
Eligible for Up to $50 Rebate¾ Dual Flush Toilet Conversion Kits
Rebates are available to customers who have an active water accounts with the City of Wichita. The application and submittal instructions are available at Wichita.gov. For more information, please contact the Water Conservation office at 268-8351 or email WaterRebate@wichita.gov
for more information.