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Water Efficiency Rebate Program

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2020-2022 Program Now Open
The City of Plymouth Water Efficiency Rebate Program is now accepting applications for 2020-2022. 

To encourage water conservation, the program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Metropolitan Council to establish a program to reduce municipal water use in both residential and commercial properties within the city.

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

Irrigation lawn watering

What qualifies for a rebate?
Rebates will be given for replacing existing inefficient
toilets, irrigation systems and washing machines with WaterSense® certified toilets, irrigation systems and Energy Star® washing machines.

Rebate items must be installed within the City of Plymouth. All property owners who are customers of the municipal water supply could be eligible.

Rebates are available for 75% of the cost of the item, up to a maximum of:

  • $50 for WaterSense® toilets
  • $100 for Energy Star® washing machines
  • $200 for residential WaterSense® irrigation controllers, or $500 for commercial/multi-family controllers
  • $15 per WaterSense® sprinkler head replacement up to $500 (minimum 10 sprinkler heads)
  • $125 for soil moisture sensors
  • $200 per irrigation system audit conducted by a WaterSense® Certified Irrigation Professional

WaterSense logo

Energy Star logo

Property owners should look for the WaterSense® or Energy Star® certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. 

Apply for a rebate
Rebate funds are limited and will be issued to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until June 30, 2022 or until fund are exhausted, whichever comes first. Devices must have been purchased after March 1, 2020 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 Interim Water Resources Manager Ben Scharenbroich. Rebates are not guaranteed.

Download the Application: 2020 Water Efficiency Rebate Program Application (PDF)

Rebates help save water
The City of Plymouth offers rebates to residents and commercial property owners to promote water conservation and more efficient use of drinking water. Plymouth’s water supply is abundant, but not limitless. Water usage can increase from about 150 million gallons per month in February to more than 400 million gallons per month in August (largely due to lawn watering). Replacing inefficient devices with certified appliances and equipment can help improve water efficiency, conserve water and reduce utility bills.

2019 Water Usage in Plymouth
In 2019, customers of the City of Plymouth water supply used more than 2.6 billion (2,667,870,000) gallons of water.

A chart showing Plymouth's water usage in 2019

2019 Rebate Recap
In 2019, residential and commercial property owners who participated in the Water Efficiency Rebate Program invested $25,929.20 to upgrade the water efficiency of homes and businesses. In 2019, the City of Plymouth funded $21,764.78 in program rebates. 

The program, which initially began in 2016, has been a success. Here are the results from 2019:

(WaterSense® Devices) Devices Installed People Benefited Estimated Gallons Saved Annually Estimated Gallons Saved Per Device Rebates Funded
Residential Irrigation Controller   112  374  2,035,800  518,177  $20,768.39
Commercial Irrigation Controller  5  26  74,750  14,950  $896.39
Residential Irrigation Sprinkler Heads  24  5  37,225  1,551  $100
Commercial Irrigation Sprinkler Heads  0  0  0  0  $0
Totals  141  405  2,147,775  57,850  $21,764.78

Contact
Ben Scharenbroich, Interim Water Resources Manager
City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5527 | F 763-509-5510 | bscharenbroich@plymouthmn.gov

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