Water Efficient Appliance Rebates
Inefficient or old household appliances can use an excessive amount of water. To reduce water waste and save money, consider investing in high efficiency appliances for you home. The City of Brighton offers water efficient appliance rebates to residents for toilets and washing machines. Review the Water Efficient Appliance Rebate rules and general information here.
High Efficiency Washing Machines
Washing laundry accounts for a large percentage of indoor water use-representing 15-40% of household usage. High-Efficiency Washers (HEW) can significantly reduce water use by more than 6,000 gallons per year when compared to standard sized clothes washers that use approximately 12,000 gallons of water annually. By investing in a HEW, you can potentially save energy, use less detergent, reduce fabric wear, and use less water (Alliance for Water Efficiency).
Each Brighton Utilities customer is eligible for one high efficiency washing machine rebate of $125 per household, credited back to the Utilities account. All eligible high efficiency washing machines must be listed on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency's (CEE) List to qualify for the rebate. Please consult the CEE website prior to purchasing your HEW and applying for the rebate.
EPA WaterSense Labeled (High Efficiency) Toilets
Toilets are one of the main sources of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of an average home's indoor water consumption. Older, inefficient toilets that use as much as 6 gallons per flush also happen to be a major source of wasted water in many homes. By replacing old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense labeled models, the average family can reduce water used for toilets by 20 to 60 percent—that's nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings for your home every year! (Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense Program)
Each Brighton Utilities customer is eligible for two** EPA WaterSense labeled (high efficiency) toilet rebates of $100 per toilet per household, credited back to the Utilities account.
As of 2017, Colorado became a WaterSense state. This means that manufacturers and retailers can only sell Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense labeled products. The EPA WaterSense Program is a voluntary partnership program that serves as both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for water conservation. Since becoming a WaterSense state, all toilets sold in Colorado are WaterSense labeled (with maximum a flow of 1.28 gallons per flush) and eligible for the rebate from the City of Brighton. If your toilet is purchased outside of Colorado, please refer to the EPA WaterSense Product List to ensure rebate eligibility: https://www.epa.gov/watersense/product-search.
City of Brighton Utilities Department
500 S. 4th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
**2018 will be the last year that households can be eligible for up to two high efficiency toilet rebates. Starting in 2019, we will only offer one high efficiency toilet rebate per household.