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Residential Water Conservation Rebate Program Sold Out!

The Town of Okotoks offers a water conservation rebate program to incent and reward residents for their efforts towards water conservation is now sold out.

Town of Okotoks residential property owners are eligible to receive rebates on approved water conservation purchases (see chart) until the $40,000 fund is fully depleted. Total maximum rebate is $200/household.* Items purchased as of January 1, 2014 are eligible. 

Rebates will be added to your household's bi-monthly utility bill. This program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to apply early and don't forget to provide your original receipts and requested documentation! 

Application Form (193 KB) Adobe

 
The following items are approved for rebates:

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

rain barrel

Rain Barrels

Any type of residential or commercial rain barrel at any price.
 
Note: Rebate does not cover delivery or installation costs.

A 50% rebate per rain barrel up to a maximum of $50/barrel. Maximum of $200/household.
organic mulch
Organic and
Inorganic Mulch
All forms of organic and inorganic mulch that are used for landscaping/ground cover:
• Organic examples: bark shavings, nuggets, woodchip mixes
• Inorganic examples: rock mixes, gravel, shale

Note: The purpose of the mulch must be to provide ground cover in areas that may normally be turf to reduce a need for water. Mulch must be permeable; non-permeable surfaces and pavers are not accepted.

A 50% rebate for total cost of purchase up to a maximum rebate of $200/household.

turf
Drought Tolerant Ground
Cover / Turf

Drought tolerant grass seed, sod and hydro-seed are eligible for the rebate program when their composition consists of less than 30% of Kentucky Blue Grass.

Note:
Proof of composition required. Please provide ingredients
section of the bag or provide a product composition list from
the supplier.
Rebate does not cover delivery or installation costs.

A 50% rebate for total cost of purchase up to a maximum rebate of $200/household.

Residential Rainwater Harvesting System

NEW! Residential Rainwater
Harvesting System

Rebate program includes below ground tank systems, large scale above ground tank systems, pumps, rainwater harvesting filters, pipe connections and any required rainwater spout modifications.
 
Note:
Pre-approval from the Town of Okotoks required. Please contact Dawn Smith, Environment &Sustainability Coordinator at 403-938-8901.
Rebate does not cover delivery costs.

A 50% rebate for total cost of rainwater harvesting unit up to a maximum rebate of $500/household.

Rain Sensor for Irrigation System

NEW! Rain Sensor for Irrigation
System Controller

Rebate will be provided for the installation of a rain sensor that suspends a controller's irrigation schedule during a rain event. Rebate available for a rain sensor on new irrigation installations and existing irrigation systems.
 
Note: Rebate does not cover delivery costs.

A 50% rebate for total cost of rainwater purchase up to a maximum rebate of $200/household.
Main Line Valve

NEW! Installation of a Main Line Valve

Rebate will be provided for the installation of a main line valve on new irrigation installations and existing irrigation systems. Installation must be done by a professional irrigation contractor.
 
Note: Rebate does not cover delivery costs.

A 50% rebate for total cost of purchase up to a maximum rebate of $100/installation.

Water Sense Certified Logo
WaterSense® Certified High Efficiency
Low Flow Toilet

Rebates will be provided for replacement toilets (5 years or older) that are WaterSense® Certified (4.8 litres or less per flush). To be eligible for a rebate, please make sure that you choose a WaterSense labelled, high-efficiency toilet and attach a spec sheet/product page to the application form. Click here for an example (135 KB).

Note:
Rebate only applies to replacement toilets (old toilets must be 5 years or older).
• Rebate not available for new construction (including basement development).
Rebate does not cover delivery or installation costs.

For more info on WaterSense labelled toilets please click here.

A 50% rebate per toilet up to a maximum of $100/toilet, and a maximum of $200/household.

Water Sense Certified Logo

NEW! WaterSense® Certified Low Flow Faucets &
Showerheads

Rebates will be provided for replacement faucets and showerheads that are WaterSense® Certified. This includes bathroom and kitchen faucets. To be eligible for a rebate, please make sure that you choose a WaterSense labelled, low flow faucet or showerhead, and attach a spec sheet/product page to the application form. Click here for an example (520 KB).
 
Note:
Rebate only applies to replacement faucets & showerheads. Rebate not available for new construction (including basement development).
Rebate does not cover delivery or installation costs.

A 50% rebate per faucet & showerhead up to a maximum of $100/faucet and $100/showerhead. Maximum of $200/household.

Energy Star
Energy Star®
Certified Clothes Washer
Rebates will be provided for clothes washers (5 years or older) that are EnergyStar® Certified and have a Water Factor (WF) of 3.5 or lower.
 
A clothes washer spec sheet/product page must be attached to application form to be eligible. Click here for an example (86 KB)
 
Or click here to visit the EnergyStar® clothes washer website.
NOTE: Once on the page, use the drop down option to sort by the Water Factor (WF) to ensure the list shows WF of 3.5 or less first.

Note:
Rebate only applies to replacement washers (old washer
must be 5 years or older.) Rebate not available for new
construction (including basement development).
Rebate does not cover delivery or installation costs.
 
A 50% rebate per clothes washer up to a maximum of $200/household.
Energy Star

NEW! Energy Star® Certified Dish Washer

Rebates will be provided for dish washers (5 years or older) that are EnergyStar® Certified and consume 3.2 gallons (12.1 L) or less per cycle.

A dish washer product spec sheet must be attached to application form to be eligible. Click here for an example (84 KB).

Or click here to visit the EnergyStar® dish washer website.
NOTE: Once on the page, use the drop down option to sort by the Water Use (Gallons/Cycle) to ensure the list shows options of 3.2 or less first.
 
Note:
Rebate only applies to replacement washers (old washer
must be 5 years or older.) Rebate not available for new
construction.
Rebate does not cover delivery or installation costs.
 

A 50% rebate per dish washer up to a maximum of $200/household.






























































































































































Program Terms:
  • You must be a registered property owner in the Town of Okotoks and have purchased an eligible item for the 2014 Rebate Program.
  • The rebate is offered on a first-come, first-served basis as received (date stamped) by the Town of Okotoks until program completion or the funding has been exhausted.
  • Application forms must be completed in full, with all required documents attached and fields completed to be eligible.
  • Rebates are paid through the resident's Town of Okotoks bi-monthly utility bill.
  • The Town of Okotoks is not responsible for the items purchased for the 2014 Rebate Program.
  • The Town of Okotoks reserves the right to inspect premises to confirm purchases.
  • The Town of Okotoks is not responsible for the disposal or removal of items.
  • This program may be discontinued at any time without notice.
  • Application forms may be dropped off at the Municipal Centre between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (overnight deposit box available for after hours) or mailed to Town of Okotoks Water Conservation Rebate Program, PO Box 20, Station Main, Okotoks AB T1S 1K1.