State’s first Water Conservation Program for low-to-mid income homeowners launched in Madison

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 2:44pm

WHO: Madison Water Utility and Project Home have teamed-up to launch the first water conservation program in Wisconsin aimed at helping low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners reduce water waste, increase efficiency and save money on their water bills.

WHAT: The Home Water Conservation Program will focus on:

  • Installing high-efficiency toilets  -  (1.28 Gallons Per Flush or less)
  • Fixing plumbing leaks  -  (in the U.S., a trillion gallons of drinking water are lost every year because of plumbing leaks)
  • Installing water saving devices  -  (faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads can save thousands of gallons of water per year)

WHY: Madison Water Utility is funding this new initiative to help more of its low-to-moderate income customers save water and money.

IMPACT: Madison Water Utility has successfully run a Toilet Rebate Program, since 2009, saving more than a half billion gallons of water and over $2.5 million in water and sewer charges. Replacing one old toilet with an EPA-rated high efficiency model can conserve 4,000 - 10,000 gallons of water every year and drastically reduce the amount of money and energy needed to pump and distribute water. The Home Water Conservation Program will allow more LMI community members to see these savings in dollars and water usage.

WHEN: Projects will take place throughout the year as low-to-moderate income homeowners are identified and their situations evaluated.

WHERE: Water conservation improvements will be performed at the homes of low-to-moderate income Madison Water Utility customers ONLY.

Homeowners can contact Project Home  today to see if they are eligible for this new program!


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