Oxford County water customers are able to apply for a cash rebate on the purchase of a new water efficient toilet or washing machine under a new program that launched on January 1, 2016.
By purchasing and installing a new water efficient toilet or washing machine, and then disposing of the old inefficient model at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility, residents can apply for rebates of $50 (toilet), and $100 (washing machine).
- Nearly 30% of household water use can be attributed to flushing toilets.
- Replacing an old 13 litre toilet with a 4.8 litre model will save up to 50 litres
of water per day, for an annual savings of about $35 for the average
household water bill per toilet.
- lder top load washing machines can use 100 litres more water per load
than a new high-efficiency model.
- The average family of four washes 300 loads of laundry each year. Upgrading
to a new water efficient model could save up to $50 per year.
The following guidelines apply to the program:
Residents are encouraged to visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/rebate and read full details, and to download application forms. These forms can also be picked up from Oxford County’s Customer Service department at the Oxford County Administration Building, area municipal offices, or one of Oxford County’s library branches.
- Applicants must be connected to a municipal water supply within Oxford
County and have a water account in good standing
- Toilet rebate does not apply to new construction, additions or homes built
- A new WaterSense® toilet must replace an old 13-litre or larger toilet
- A new ENERGY STAR® rated model washing machine must replace an old top
load washing machine
Residents can submit their completed forms, along with their disposal and purchase receipts to Customer Service at the Oxford County Administration Building at 21 Reeve St. in Woodstock, and Oxford County will mail their $50 or $100 rebate.
Not only will residents be saving money off the purchase of their new toilet and/or washing machine, but will also be doing their part to conserve our valuable groundwater resources.