Rain barrel rebate program ending soon

The rain barrel/cistern rebate program for residents connected to the Comox Valley and Black Creek-Oyster Bay local water systems end Dec. 3

The rain barrel/cistern rebate program for residents connected to the Comox Valley and Black Creek-Oyster Bay local water systems will come to an end on Dec. 31, 2011, says the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD).

The rebate program started in 2010 in the Comox Valley as part of the water efficiency strategy to

encourage residents to reduce their water consumption inside and outside their homes. Toilet and rain barrel rebates were also added to a pilot program for the Black Creek-Oyster River local water service area in 2011.

“In 2012, it will be important to refocus on reducing outdoor water consumption. Rain barrels and

cisterns can provide this, however staff is currently investigating options that would broaden the

range of water-saving mechanisms that would be eligible for a rebate,” said Marc Rutten, senior

manager of engineering services.

Applications for a rebate must include a receipt proving purchase of a rain barrel and/or a cistern, date-stamped prior to the end of this year to be eligible.

The toilet rebate program will continue with the same eligibility criteria in 2012. A $75 rebate will be issued, while funds are available on a first-come first-served basis, for installing high-efficiency (4.8 litre flush) or dual flush CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved toilets. There is a maximum of two toilet rebates per installation address; this includes any toilet rebates received under the 2009, 2010 and 2011 programs.

Toilet rebates are available to property owners connected to the local water service areas including: the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Arden, Comox Valley, England Road, Marsden/Camco Roads, Greaves Crescent and Black Creek-Oyster Bay.

For more information on the rebate program, and to download an application form visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rebates.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities

providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional

district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the

 

Comox Valley.

 

 

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