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Water Conservation Rebates
It pays to save water! Find out about the rebates the Town of Cochrane is offering to encourage you to save even more water, inside and out (conditions apply). Scroll down for more information on the different rebates available.
Applications have been recently updated to a single online form. Apply for your water conservation rebate:
Outdoor water use can account for up to 50% of water use in the summer. Reduce or eliminate grass to reduce your outdoor water use. Receive a 50% rebate on the purchase of rock, drought tolerant ground cover (micro clover, lawn replacement blends), artificial turf, rubber mulch, and hardscape (concrete slabs do not qualify) to a maximum of $150.
The lawn alternative rebate is available for homes with and without existing landscaping.
Material must be purchased in the current calendar year to be eligible for a rebate.
Using wood mulch as groundcover reduces the need for watering and reduces soil erosion. Receive a 50% rebate on the purchase of wood mulch to a maximum of $100.
Wood mulch must be purchased in the current calendar year to be eligible for a rebate.
Do you have an undeveloped yard and want to try something different? Once established, fescue sod requires no watering other than what mother nature provides.
As part of the Water Conservation Rebate Program, the Town of Cochrane is offering residents a $75 rebate for every 500 sq. ft. of fescue sod purchased, to a maximum of 2000 sq. ft. ($240 rebate).
Fescue sod must be purchased in the current calendar year to be eligible for a rebate.
Collecting and reusing rain water can reduce your utility bill. Receive a 50% rebate on the purchase a rain barrel, to a maximum of $50 per barrel. Limit of three barrels per application.
Rain barrels must be purchased in the current calendar year to be eligible for a rebate.
Replace your old toilet with a new high-efficiency model and reduce household water consumption. Receive a $50 rebate on the purchase price of a new 4.8L/flush WaterSense approved toilet.
To be eligible for a rebate, your new toilet(s) must meet WaterSense standards; check out WaterSense for more information on approved toilets.
Maximum three toilet rebates per household. Homes built after 2006 and new basement developments are not eligible to receive the rebate.
Toilets must be purchased within one year to be eligible for a rebate.
The average Energy Star Most Efficient clothes washer uses 42 litres of water per load, compared to the average 140 litres used by a standard non-efficient machine. That's about 70 percent less water per load!
The Town of Cochrane offers residents a $100 rebate on the purchase of an Energy Star Most Efficient clothes washer. Homes built after 2012 are not eligible to receive the rebate.
Rebates will only be issued for washing machines that are “Most Efficient” as determined by Energy Star. Please check the complete list of machines that meet this criteria. To find out more about “Most Efficient” washing machines, visit www.nrcan.gc.ca.
Washers must be purchased within one year to be eligible for a rebate.