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2 water consumption–related city rebate programs to end soon

The main entrance of City Hall

The main entrance of City Hall

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The application period for two local water consumption–related rebate programs will end in June, according to the City of Gillette. 

Residents have until June 30 to submit their applications for rebates through the city’s Toilet Replacement Rebate and Irrigation System Component Rebate programs. 

The toilet rebate program is open to all city residential utility customers who have a toilet manufactured prior to 1995 that uses 3.5 gallons per flush or more. Qualified customers who purchase new water-efficient toilets are eligible to receive a $50 rebate per toilet, up to a maximum of $150 or three new toilets, according to the city. 

“Toilets account for up to 27% of your household supply every year. As a result, your toilet is by far your home’s largest water user,” the city says, adding that older toilets can use two to three times the amount of water than the federally mandated 1.6 gallons per flush. 

According to the city, residents should look for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense label, which shows they use, at most, 1.28 gallons per flush. 

The irrigation rebate program is intended to promote water-conserving options to commonly used standard spray heads. It’s offered for the installation of rotating-style matched precipitation rate spray heads, which can save more than 30% of water used to water a lawn compared with traditional spray heads, according to the city. 

Per the city, the rebate offered through the program is dependent on the type of spray nozzle purchased by applicants; eligible models include Hunter RP, Rainbird, Toro Precision Rotary Nozzle, and Orbit. 

Minimal purchase is four spray heads or nozzles and the maximum is 100, per the city, which says qualifying purchases are those after July 1, 2011. 

Residents can find more information on both rebate programs on the city website.