Water Efficiency Rebate Program

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Irrigation lawn watering2019 Water Efficiency Rebate Program Now Open
City of Plymouth Water Efficiency Rebate Program is now accepting applications for 2019.

The program offers rebates to residential and commercial property owners who complete water efficiency improvement projects. 

What qualifies for a rebate?
Rebates will be given for replacing old, inefficient irrigation controllers or sprinkler heads. All property owners who are customers of the municipal water supply could be eligible.

Property owners should look for the WaterSense certification from the Environmental Protection Agency.

WaterSense logo

WaterSense Irrigation Controllers
Rebates will be awarded for the cost of the item, up to $200 for residential customers and $500 for commercial customers.

WaterSense Sprinkler Heads
Rebates will be awarded for the cost of the items, up to $100 for residential customers and $200 for commercial customers – minimum of 10.

Apply for a rebate
Rebate funds are limited and will be issued to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until Nov. 30, 2019 or until fund are exhausted, whichever comes first. Devices must have been purchased after April 1, 2019 to qualify for a rebate.

Payment will be issued upon successful completion of work and submission of payment request form, accompanied by original receipts for expenses. Rebate payments are only for equipment costs – labor charges do not qualify.

To confirm rebate eligibility of devices before purchasing or for more information, contact Senior Engineering Technician Ben Scharenbroich. Rebates are not guaranteed.

Rebates help save water
Water usage in Plymouth is twice as high during the summer than in the winter, largely because of lawn watering. The program was established to encourage water conservation in Plymouth and reduce the demand on the municipal water supply. City staff is hopeful that property owners in Plymouth will take advantage of the incentive to install water-efficient irrigation controllers.

2018 Water Usage in Plymouth

Chart showing how many millions of gallons were pumped each month in Plymouth last year

2018 Rebate Recap
Residential and commercial property owners have invested more than $47,900 in upgrading the water efficiency of homes and businesses through the Water Efficiency Rebate Program. In 2018, the City of Plymouth funded $31,581 in program rebates. 

The program, which initially began in 2016, has been a success. Here are the results from 2018:

(WaterSense Devices) Devices Installed People Benefited Estimated Gallons Saved Annually Estimated Gallons Saved Per Device Rebates Funded
Residential Irrigation Controller  135  478  6,787,000  50,274  $25,359.99
Commercial Irrigation Controller  16  1,205  3,080,000  192,500  $6,051.83
Residential Irrigation Sprinkler Heads  20  5  25,500  1,275  $170
Commercial Irrigation Sprinkler Heads  0  0  0  0  $0
Totals  171  1,688  9,892,500  57,850  $31,581.82

Contact
Ben Scharenbroich, Senior Engineering Technician
City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5527 | F 763-509-5510 | bscharenbroich@plymouthmn.gov

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