Water Conservation Rebates
The City of Round Rock’s Water Conservation Program now has four rebate programs available for direct City water customers that are offered seasonally, and as funding allows.
Efficient Irrigation Rebate Program
This program is available to direct City water customers with existing, working, irrigation systems that are interested implementing some strategies to make it more efficient. Irrigation systems installed since 2009 probably won't qualify for the rebate.
Rebates on equipment include the addition of rain, freeze, and/or soil sensors, pressure reduction valves and check valves. Retrofit rebates include capping entire zones, converting entire zones to drip irrigation, and converting entire zones to multi-stream, rotatry, or other pressure reducing nozzles.
Download the residential irrigation rebate application or the commercial property application (PDF) and submit it along with the equipment purchase receipts or the irrigation company invoice once the project is completed. No pre-inspection is necessary. The program is available until funding is expended or September 15, 2013, whichever comes first.
Efficient Toilet Rebate Program
(Currently NOT Available, will begin Oct. 1, 2013)
This program is available to direct City water customers with properties that were built prior to January 1, 1996. New toilets must be selected off of the EPA’s WaterSense toilet list, found on the WaterSense web site AND use less than 1.28 gallons per flush. The rebate amount is 50% of the cost of the toilet, up to $100, when purchased from a Round Rock retailer. Submit a completed application form and a copy of the toilet purchase receipts after the new toilet(s) are installed.
Toilets are the largest water-using fixture inside the home; by replacing old, inefficient toilets, using 3 gallons per flush or greater, with more efficient 1.6 gallon per flush or less commodes, we can save up to 4,000 thousand gallons of water per toilet, per year!
PLEASE NOTE: The toilet rebate program ended March 10, 2013. It will be available again on October 1, 2013, and be available until December 31, 2013, or until funds have been expended, whichever comes first. You may submit your application for the rebate before Oct. 1, however it will not be processed until after the 1st.
Efficient Clothes Washer Rebate Program
This program is available to direct City water customers that have purchased a new, efficient clothes washer since December 17, 2012. New washers must be on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency washer list. Washers using Silver Ion Technology will NOT be rebated. Rebate amount is $75 per washer, when purchased from a Round Rock retailer. Limit one rebate per address, while funds last. To apply, submit a completed application along with a copy of your itemized purchase receipt once the washer has been installed.
Clothes washers account for 22% of the water use inside our homes. By replacing older models with new, front-loading efficient washers, water use can be reduced by 15 – 40 percent, depending on how old your previous washer is. Washers today are much more efficient than those manufactured prior to 1998! Energy Star labeled washers use 20% less energy, 35% less water, and have larger wash tubs, which means fewer loads.
New Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Program
(Available starting June 1, 2013)
The City is very excited to now offer a rebate on rainwater harvesting, based upon the amount of storage capacity. The rebate amount is $0.50 per gallon of water storage, with a maximum rebate amount of $250 per year, per water account.
The rainwater collection containers must be new, made specifically for rainwater collection, and not purchased from any prior City of Round Rock event, sale, or give-away.
To apply, simply submit an application and purchase receipt. You will be contacted for a final inspection. Please read the application to find the complete details.
The rainwater harvesting rebate will end on Sept. 15, 2013, or whenever funds are expended, whichever comes first.
For questions about any of these programs or to have an application sent to you, contact Jessica Woods by email or call 512-671-2872.
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