- The Waukesha Water Utility is implementing a new water
conservation program for rain barrel rebates.
50-60 gallon rain barrel, which connects to a downspout to capture
rain water, can collect a surprising amount of water: 1/10th of an
inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot rooftop can fill a
50-gallon barrel,” said Mary Adelmeyer of the Water Utility.
50 free gallons of naturally soft, chlorine-free water, which
is great for watering your flowers and plants, washing off your
boots, washing the car or bike, or any other outdoor
barrels are available at local hardware stores or through the
Retzer Nature Center. They cost approximately $70-$100. To qualify
for the $20 rebate, the rain barrels must be installed in the
utility’s service area, the original purchase receipt must
be submitted within 90 days of purchase, and post-installation
pictures must be included with the rebate application, which can
be found on the utility’s website. Rebates are on a first-come,
first-served basis and are subject to availability of funds.
utility also reminds customers about the $100 toilet rebate and
the $25 shower head rebate.
more information, please visit www.waukeshawater.com.