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Jul 09

Get Paid to Save with Bigger Toilet and Clothes Washer Rebates from MMWD

Posted to MMWD Blog: Think Blue Marin on July 9, 2015 at 11:45 AM by Ann Vallee

MMWD Rebates Get Paid to SaveBigger toilet and clothes washer rebates are here! As of July 1, 2015, we're pleased to offer:
  • Up to $150 each for EPA WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilets (Limit: two per household)
  • Up to $150 for an Energy Star Most Efficient clothes washer (Limit: one per household)
In addition to getting a rebate on your purchase, you will continue to save money, and water, in the long term by replacing old water-wasting toilets and clothes washers with new high-efficiency models.

Older toilets can use 3.5 gallons per flush or more, while new high efficiency models use 1.28 gallons or less—a savings of more than 50%. Similarly, old-school clothes washers can chug 30-40 gallons with every load, while many new high-efficiency models use less than half that.
 
The new rebates are thanks to $1.6 million in California Proposition 84 grant funding awarded to MMWD to support the district's conservation efforts.

MMWD also continues to offer district-funded rebates up to $50 each for pool covers, hot water recirculating systems, organic mulch, laundry-to-landscape system components, and rain barrels.

Please note that only toilets and clothes washers purchased on or after July 1, 2015, are eligible for the new rebates. Our previous toilet and clothes rebate program ended June 30. We're sorry, but we're no longer accepting rebate applications for toilets and clothes washers purchased on or before June 30.

For more information about all of our rebates, visit marinwater.org/rebates.
Jun 03

MMWD's Current Toilet and Clothes Washer Rebates End June 30, 2015

Posted to MMWD Blog: Think Blue Marin on June 3, 2015 at 2:22 PM by Ann Vallee

MMWD Rebates Get Paid to SaveNew and Bigger Rebates Coming Soon!

MMWD's current rebates for high-efficiency toilets and high-efficiency clothes washers end June 30, 2015. Application forms and receipts must be received in our office by June 30.

In addition, we are no longer offering smart irrigation controller rebates. All funds for the current smart controller rebates have been depleted.

Starting July 1, MMWD plans to offer bigger rebates for high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers. And starting in the fall, we plan to roll out a new pilot rebate to help customers replace lawns and other high-water-use landscaping with water-efficient, “Marin-friendly” landscaping. The new rebates are thanks to $1.6 million in California Proposition 84 grant funding awarded to MMWD to support the district's conservation efforts. More details about the new rebates are coming soon. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, our current state grant ends June 30. Toilets and clothes washers purchased before June 30 are only eligible for rebates under the current program. So if you've already purchased your toilet or clothes washer, don't wait to submit your application.

MMWD also will continue to offer district-funded rebates up to $50 each for pool covers, hot water recirculating systems, organic mulch, laundry-to-landscape system components, and rain barrels.

For more information about all of our rebates, visit marinwater.org/rebates.

Nov 12

High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Satisfaction Survey Results

Posted to MMWD Blog: Think Blue Marin on November 12, 2014 at 10:11 AM by Ann Vallee

By Robin McKillop, Water Conservation Specialist Supervisor

Since September 2013, more than 100 MMWD customers have taken the time to respond to a simple, electronic opinion survey to rate their satisfaction with their new high-efficiency clothes washer. Results indicate that customers are overall very satisfied with their clothes washers and with MMWD’s clothes washer rebate program. We greatly appreciate feedback from our customers and will continue to send out opinion surveys as we process new rebate applications.

Here’s a summary of the survey results to date from the first 114 respondents:

  • 94% of respondents rated their new clothes washer as working at the “excellent” or “good” level.
  • 91% of respondents would recommend their new clothes washer to a friend.Clothes washer survey graph
  • 98% of respondents rated their experience with the MMWD clothes washer rebate program at the “excellent” or “good” level. 
  • 74% of respondents indicated that the $50 rebate at least somewhat influenced their decision to buy a high-efficiency clothes washer. 
  • 64% of respondents purchased a new washer to replace a broken one. 
  • The most common way respondents learned about the rebate offer was through marketing displays at retail stores, followed by information mailed with their water bill, and online at the MMWD website.
  • Water and energy costs were two of the most important factors considered when purchasing a new clothes washer, ranking higher in importance than purchase price, options and features, capacity, or warranty.
  • On average, respondents indicated that they wash just over 4 loads of laundry per week, with some washing only one load per week and others washing more than 12.
Thank you MMWD customers for taking the time to respond to the survey to help us improve our programs!