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Sprinkler Equipment Rebates
New technology is available to help make sprinkler systems more water efficient. Fort Collins Utilities offers rebates on select equipment.
- Rain sensor: wired, $15, wireless, $30 bill credit
- Soil moisture sensor: $45 bill credit
- High efficiency nozzles: $25 (purchases of $50-$99) or $50 (purchases of $100+) bill credit
- Pressure-reducing heads: $20 (purchases of $40-$79) or $40 (purchases of $80+) bill credit
- WaterSense stand alone controller: $150 bill credit
- WaterSense add-on weather station: $50 bill credit
Rebates for Your Home
Receive a $35 bill credit by recycling your older appliance. We'll even arrange to have it picked up for free. Refrigerator and freezer efficiency has improved dramatically in the last 20 years, but many old, inefficient units are still in use. This program helps customers reduce energy use by disposing of these operating -- yet inefficient -- appliances in an environmentally responsible manner.
High-efficiency washing machines cost more to purchase, but less to operate. Typical consumers save $50-$90 a year for electricity, water and wastewater charges. The cost difference can be recovered in just three years.
Toilets are typically the main source of water use in the home - accounting for nearly 30 percent of indoor consumption. Receive a $75 rebate when you replace your old water-guzzling toilet with one that is 1.0 gallons per flush or less ($50 for models less than 1.28 gallons per flush) and recycle your old toilet.
The average household could save more than 2,900 gallons per year by installing WaterSense labeled showerheads. Get a $10 rebate when you purchase a WaterSense showerhead.
You will receive full credit for the electricity generated by your photovoltaic (PV) system through the City of Fort Collins Utilities net metering program. Federal tax incentives also are available.
Participating in the Utilities' Home Efficiency Program is easy:
- Contact Utilities to sign up for a Home Efficiency Audit
- Select improvements from audit recommendations.
- Select a participating contractor.
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Money Saving Programs
Receive low-cost financing for energy efficiency, solar PV and water conservation loans - and conveniently repay the loan on your monthly utility bill.
In an effort to help save water, a sprinkler audit shows you how to use your sprinkler system more effectively. An audit can help you learn about your sprinkler system, identify a leak, keep plants/trees alive and water more efficiently.
For Your Business
The Building Tune-up is offered jointly with Platte River Power Authority and is designed to achieve cost effective electricity, natural gas, and water savings in commercial and industrial facilities through retro-commissioning (RCx).
Designed to support building efficiency improvements, save money and lower electric bills. Cash incentives are provided for upgrades that reduce electric demand and energy use in local businesses.
The Integrated Design Assistance Program (IDAP) offers financial incentives and free technical support to those interested in delivering high-performance buildings that exceed building code requirements for energy and water performance.
In collaboration with Platte River Power Authority, Fort Collins Utilities now offers cash grants to help small business customers implement energy and water efficiency projects. Grants up to $5,000 per customer are available until Dec 1, 2013, in addition to rebates currently offered by Fort Collins Utilities.
Your business will receive full credit for the electricity generated by your PV system through our net metering program. Federal tax incentives also are available.
Fort Collins Utilities helps businesses save water and money with restroom, clothes washer, dishwasher and sprinkler rebates. Rebates also are available for custom projects that save 20% or more water.