The City of Bellingham Water Use Efficiency Program offers rebates to single-family, multi-family, and commercial water customers.
Single-family Residential Customer Rebates
Single-family rebates are available to water customers who participate in a free water audit prior to installing a high efficiency toilet, clothes washer, and/or weather-based irrigation controller. The City has partnered with the Community Energy Challenge (CEC) to offer home water assessments at no charge. The home water assessment will identify water fixtures that could be upgraded to save water and energy, as well as detect for water leaks and provide free installation of low-flow showerheads and sink aerators. To schedule your free home water audit, contact the CEC.
Multi-family Residential Customer Rebates
The multi-family residential customer class makes up approximately 21% of the City’s total annual water consumption. Indoor and outdoor water fixture rebates can help increase the efficiency of these customers’ water use and reduce their utility bills at the same time.
Commercial Customer Rebates
The commercial water customer class makes up approximately 18% of the City’s total annual water consumption. This customer class is comprised of restaurants, hotels, fitness centers, grocery stores, etc. A study of water audits completed at 741 commercial sites in six states found potential water savings from efficiency measures ranged from 20 to 26%. At most sites in national studies, the greatest water savings (63%) were achieved through conservation measures related to domestic plumbing fixtures, such as low-volume toilets, urinals, showerheads, and faucets.
Please contact the Water Conservation staff at the Operations Division of the Public Works Department if you would like more information and to verify specific product eligibility.
Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate – for residents outside City of Bellingham
Do you live outside City of Bellingham city limits? You may qualify for a water conservation rebate from the Whatcom Water Alliance when you upgrade your clothes washing machine, irrigation controller or toilet; visit the Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate webpage for more details.