The GWD is currently offering a rebate program for residents who are looking to upgrade certain household items to more energy/water efficient models. As of today, 1/29/2019, only the following items are eligible for a rebate:

The rebate amount for each qualifying item is $50.00.

If you are interested in upgrading to one of the above mentioned items, the following is a checklist of qualifications in order to be approved for the rebate program.

HIGH EFFICIENCY TOILETS

  • WaterSense listed High Efficiency toilets (HETs use or average 1.28 gallons per flush or less). See EPA – WaterSense for qualifying brands.
  • New toilet must be installed in a residence currently connected to the Georgetown water system.
  • New toilets MUST be installed by a MA licensed plumber.

Documentation Required:

  • Completed rebate form with original signatures (including the Plumber’s signature and MA License number)
  • Proof of purchase (invoice or cash receipt) dated within 30 days of rebate request

HIGH EFFICIENCY WASHING MACHINES

  • EnergyStar Water Factor of 5.0 or less are eligible for the rebate program
  • New washing machines must be installed in a residence currently connected to the Georgetown water system.

Documentation Required:

  • Completed rebate form w/ original signatures
  • Proof of purchase (invoice or cash receipt) dated within 30 days of the rebate request

SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLER

  • What is a Smart Irrigation Controller? A smart irrigation controller, which acts like a thermostat for your sprinkler system telling it when to turn on and off, uses local weather and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions on the site. Instead of irrigating using a controller with a clock and a preset schedule, smart irrigation controllers allow watering schedules to better match water needs. With proper installation, programming, and maintenance, homeowners can use smart irrigation controllers instead of standard clock-timer controllers on their existing systems, and no longer worry about wasted water.
  • This program offers rebates for Georgetown Water Department residential customers who install a qualified smart irrigation controller. New controller must be installed on fully operational, in-ground irrigation system with a minimum of four valves/zones. There is a limit of one weather based irrigation controller rebate per customer. Customers of GWD are eligible for rebates subject to the availability of funds from GWD. GWD reserves the right to change any portion of this program or end this program at any time without notice.
  • Please see Appendix I for a full list of qualifying smart irrigation controllers.

Documentation Required:

  • Completed rebate form w/ original signatures
  • A copy of original sales receipt indicating make, model, purchase date, purchase location, and price must accompany rebate application

Please allow up to 6 weeks from submission for your rebate to be received. Any questions, please feel free to contact the Water Department during normal business hours of 9am – 4pm Monday thru Friday.

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