Toilet and Washer Rebate

Toilet and Washer Rebate

Toilet Rebates

Q. What is the city of Northglenn’s toilet rebate program?
A. The program was designed to offer citizens an incentive to upgrade their old, high-water-use toilets to new water-saving, low-volume toilets.

Q. Will these new toilets save water?
A. Yes. New low-volume toilets use 1.6 gallons per flush or less. Most toilets made prior to 1994 use between 3.5 and 5.5 gallons per flush. The average person flushes the toilet 1,800 times in one year. That’s a lot of water savings!

Q. Do the new low-volume toilets work well?
A. Versions of low-volume toilets made in the early 90s often had problems. Since then, manufacturers have invested in improved low volume toilet designs that work as well or better than the older toilets. Customer satisfaction surveys confirm that owners of low-volume toilets rate them very well about 90 percent of the time.

Q. Toilet performance - What brand of toilet should I buy?
A. The choice is yours. Choose your new toilet carefully. It will be in your home for a long time. A few tips in selecting a toilet that performs well include selecting a toilet with a large throat and a glazed bowl finish. Note, some manufactures use the same name for more than one model number, so it is best to remember the specific model number and the model name. The city does not guarantee performance of any specific toilet.

Q. Will my new toilet be inspected?
A. New toilets will randomly be selected for inspection prior to issuing the rebate credit.

To qualify for a rebate you must meet the following requirements:
• Your new toilet must be purchased after January 1, 2003.
• The replaced toilet must be older than 1994. Rebates will not be issued for the replacement of newer toilets.
• Rebates are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
• Customers must own the living unit where the new toilet is installed.
• Residential customers will receive a $75 rebate for each replaced toilet, up to two per household. Customers with commercial accounts such as owners of multifamily apartments will receive a $50 rebate for each replaced toilet, up to eight toilets each month.
• Rebates will be applied as a credit to the property water account.

High-Efficiency Washing Machine Rebate Program

Q. What is the city's $100 HE (High Efficiency) Washing Machine Rebate program?
A. The program was designed to offer citizens an incentive to upgrade their old high-water-use washing machines to new water-saving, high-efficiency units.

Q. How much water will these new washers save?
A. New high efficiency washers uses 27 gallons per load or less. Standard washers can use up to 55 gallons per load. Depending on how many loads of laundry are done at your home, the water savings could be up to 8,000 gallons of water per year. That’s a lot of water savings! Due to their lower hot water use and increased water extraction efficiencies, HE washers can save up to 40 percent of the energy used for laundry while using significantly less detergent.

Q. How well do the HE Washing Machines work?
A. Customer satisfaction with HE washers is generally high. Benefits such as lower water, energy, and detergent use are a major advantage and an additional benefit is that most HE washers do not use a conventional agitator and are therefore easier on your clothing.

Q. Which HE washer should I buy?
A. All HE washers that qualify for the rebate are listed on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, (CEE) approved washer list. The CEE list is structured from Tier 1, (least efficient) to Tier 3B, (most efficient). As with many products, some models are better than others, so choose your new HE washer carefully, as it will be in your home for a long time. You may want to check Consumers Report for a comparison of various HE washers.

Q. Will there be an inspection on my new HE washer?
A. New washers will randomly be selected for inspection prior to issuing the rebate credit.

To qualify for a rebate you must meet the following requirements:
• Your new HE Washing machine must be purchased after January 1, 2003.
• Customers must own the living unit where the new washer is installed. The new washer must remain at that address for a minimum of five years from the date of purchase.
• The HE washer must be listed on the approved CEE list described above.
• You must submit the original-dated sales receipt, a copy of your water bill, and a signed application form, including the washer make and model number.
• Rebates are for $100 and will be applied as a credit to the property water account.
• Rebates are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Eligibility

Due state legislation HB 1343 and HJR 1023, effective Aug. 1, 2006, all government entities require documentation that companies or individuals do not knowingly hire illegal aliens. Applicants must verify they are eligible for state and local benefits, and prospective contractors must document they are following state laws.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
303-451-8326