Wichita residents who conserve water stand to gain from their efforts, as the City of Wichita will offer rebates to citizens who take steps to minimize water usage. The 2016 program that will support water rebated was approved on Jan. 19 by City Council. Staff will begin reviewing applications for purchases that fall between Aug. 1 of 2015, and Dec. 31 of 2016, or until funding is no longer available.
Those eligible for rebates include citizens who have purchased water efficient appliances, such as low-flow toilets, high efficiency dishwashers and washing machines, Irrigation rain censors, rain barrels and smart irrigation controllers. When a rebate is approved, it is to be directly applied to the customer’s water bill, and each customer will be eligible for as many as five rebates per service address.
The program will provide a total of $100,000 in rebate money.
According to the city, the water rebate program began in 2013, and 199 million gallons of water have been conserved since.