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Water Rebates and Discounts
Starting on January 1, 2020, the following rebates will be available for City of Longmont residents and businesses through Efficiency Works. Efficiency Works is a collaborative effort between Platte River Power Authority and the utilities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland to help customers save energy and water.
Select this link to visit the Efficiency Works Residential Efficiency Rebate website to apply for rebates on the following:
High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate
The City of Longmont's high-efficiency toilet rebate will now be offered through Efficiency Works. Review the new requirements below and select this link to apply for a $50 high-efficiency toilet rebate.
- Replace your old 3.5 gallon per flush (GPF) toilet(s) or greater with a new qualified, high-efficiency toilet (WaterSense certified 1.1 GPF toilet with a MaP score of 600g or higher). Residential customers are limited to two toilets per year and must submit their rebate application within the calendar year of the new toilet's purchase.
- How do I know the GPF of my existing toilet?
- To find the GPF on your existing toilet, look under the toilet lid or on the back of the toilet bowl behind the seat. If the GPF is not listed, the appliance year should be inside the toilet tank or under the lid. Please note that homes built after 1994 will not qualify for the current toilet rebate program since laws were passed requiring the installation of lower flow toilets during that year.
- Find the year your home was built at the Boulder County Assessor webpage.
- How do I check if a dual flush toilet qualifies?
- A dual flush toilet qualifies if the average of one full flush and two reduced flushes is 1.1 GPF or lower. For example, a dual flush toilet that is 0.8/1.28 GPF has an average of 0.96 GPF and would qualify.
- What is WaterSense?
- WaterSense is a third-party certification that meets the EPA's specifications for water efficiency and performance. Visit the EPA's website to learn more.
- What is a MaP score?
- MaP scores calculate how well a toilet flushes solid waste. A MaP score of 600g or more helps ensure that your new high-efficiency toilet will work efficiently. Visit this link to search for MaP tested WaterSense toilets.
How to participate
- Fill out the rebate application at Efficiency Works Residential Efficiency Rebate
- Have a copy or image of your receipt for the purchase of your new 1.1 GPF or less toilet(s) to upload into the application.
Recycle your toilet
- Recycle your old toilet at the City of Longmont Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street
- Old 3.5 gallon toilet/urinal drop-off hours: Monday - Saturday, 7:30 am - 4:45 pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.
- Requirements for recycling:
- You must bring an e-mail or copy of your receipt from Efficiency Works stating that you have participated in the program.
- Important: only the porcelain is accepted. All metal and plastic must be removed, this includes tank levers, flush valves, fill valves, gaskets, bolts, and toilet seats. If any metal and plastic parts remain on the toilet, the toilet will not be accepted.
- Why is only the porcelain accepted? The City of Longmont Street Department will be adding the toilets to their asphalt pile, crushing them, and using them for road stabilization and other backfill projects. If there is any metal or plastic on the toilet, we will be unable to add it to the asphalt pile.
- Or recycle your toilet (either porcelain only or whole) at CHaRM at 6400 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO. Select this link to learn more about the cost of recycling your toilet at CHaRM.
Irrigation Equipment Rebates
City of Longmont residents who have completed an irrigation assessment in the past two years can apply to receive rebates on the following irrigation equipment:
- MP Rotator Sprinkler head nozzle
- Rebate: $25 per set of 10, $2.50/head after
- Minimum purchase to qualify for the rebate: 10
- Limit per year: 20
- Rain Sensor
- Wired: $15
- Wireless: $30
- Limit per year: 1
- Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller
- Rebate: $50
- Limit per year: 1
- WaterSense certified
How to participate
- Complete an irrigation assessment (will accept irrigation assessments within two years of the irrigation purchase date).
- Sign-up for a free assessment with Resource Central's Slow the Flow program.
- Irrigation assessments can are the easiest way to save money! They help you identify broken sprinkler heads and develop the best sprinkler schedule for your lawn.
- Fill out the rebate application at Efficiency Works Residential Efficiency Rebates
- Upload a copy of the receipt of your new irrigation equipment.
- Upload a copy of your irrigation assessment.
Rebates are available to Longmont utility customers on a first-come, first-served basis.