Water Efficiency Rebate Program

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Irrigation lawn watering2018 Water Efficiency Rebate Program Now Open
City of Plymouth Water Efficiency Rebate Program is now accepting applications.

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, 2018 or until fund are exhausted, whichever comes first. Devices must be purchased after April 15, 2018 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.

2017 Water Usage in Plymouth

2016-2017 Rebate Recap
Funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, the 206-2017 Water Efficiency Rebate Program was so popular in 2016 that all available dollars were spoken for within months. In late April 2017, the city received an additional grant to continue the program – but as of June 23, 2017, all available dollars have been disbursed. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

The two-year Water Efficiency Rebate Program in Plymouth was a success. Here are the final results:

  Devices Installed People Benefited Estimated Gallons Saved Annually Estimated Gallons Saved Per Device Rebates Funded
Toilet (WaterSense)  175  267  1,228,048  7,017  $8,740.76
Washing Machine (EnergyStar)  122  323  628,252  5,150  $12,200
Irrigation Controller (WaterSense)  83  605  5,750,771  69,286  $14,394.63
Totals  380  1,195  7,607,071  20,019  $35,335.39

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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