Rebates

Whatcom Water Alliance Rebates Now Available!

The WWA Rebate Program is sponsored in part by our partners at the Whatcom Community Foundation.


Water conservation rebates are now available to all Whatcom County single family homes that do not reside within City of Bellingham city limits. City of Bellingham water customers can find rebates through the City's Water Use Efficiency Rebate Project page.

Rebates are currently available for:

  • High efficiency WaterSense toilet upgrades

  • WaterSense irrigation controllers

  • High efficiency Energy Star clothes washer upgrades

Rebates are limited to one per property per calendar year. Rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of purchase.

Thank you Whatcom Community Foundation for helping sponsor this program!

Toilets

$100 Rebate Available!

The average family can save 13,000 gallons of water and $130 of water costs per year by replacing all old inefficient toilets in their home with WaterSense labeled models.

The WaterSense label is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help people save water and ensure high performance. WaterSense toilets use 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) or less as compared to toilets made prior to 1994 which use 3.5 gpf.

Purchase a WaterSense toilet to get a $100 rebate! This will help you save water and money!

Eligibility Requirements

  • The pre-existing toilet must use equal to or more than 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf). (Look for the gpf near the seat hinge or inside the tank near the water line)

  • The pre-existing toilet must be replaced with a new toilet that has the WaterSense logo (1.28 gpf or less). Rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of purchase of your new toilet. A receipt of purchase will be requested as part of the application.

  • Toilet must be installed in Whatcom County for a single family dwelling. Proof of installation will be requested.

  • The applicant can only receive one Whatcom Water Alliance rebate per property per calendar year.

Products

Find qualifying toilets using the WaterSense product finder.

Apply

Please fill out our online rebate application: Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate Application

If you are unable to fill out the online application, please contact us for assistance.

Contact

Aneka Sweeney, asweeney@whatcomcd.org, 360-526-2381 x103

Check out our Indoors page to learn more about how you can save water with your indoor appliances!

Irrigation Controllers

$75 Rebate Available!

Weather and soil moisture-based irrigation controllers use local weather or soil conditions to determine when and how much to water, making watering more efficient. Replacing a standard clock timer with a WaterSense labeled irrigation controller can save an average home up to 15,000 gallons of water per year.

The WaterSense label is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help people save water and ensure high performance.

Purchase a WaterSense labeled irrigation controller to get a $75 rebate! This will help you save water and money!


Eligibility Requirements

  • The new irrigation controller must have a WaterSense logo

  • The new irrigation controller must have been purchased within the last 60 days of the submitted application. A receipt of purchase will be requested as part of the application.

  • The new irrigation controller must be installed in Whatcom County for a single family dwelling. Proof of installation will be requested.

  • The applicant can only receive one Whatcom Water Alliance rebate per property per calendar year.

Products

Find qualifying irrigation controllers using the WaterSense product finder.

Apply

Please fill out our online rebate application: Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate Application

If you are unable to fill out the online application, please contact us for assistance.

Contact

Aneka Sweeney, asweeney@whatcomcd.org, 360-526-2381 x103

Check out our Smart Watering Page to learn more about how to save water while caring for your landscape!

Clothes Washers

$100 Rebate Available!

The average family can save up to $370 in energy costs over the lifetime of an ENERGY STAR washing machine, and 4,800 gallons of water per year by switching to an ENERGY STAR washing machine.

The ENERGY STAR label is sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy to save energy. An ENERGY STAR washing machine uses approximately 24 gallons of water per load, as opposed to a standard washing machine, which uses up to 40 gallons per load!

Purchase an ENERGY STAR labeled clothes washer to get a $100 rebate! This will help you save water and money!

Eligibility Requirements

  • The pre-existing washer must not have the ENERGY STAR logo.

  • The pre-existing washer must be replaced with a new washer that has the ENERGY STAR logo. Rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of purchase of your new washer. A receipt of purchase will be requested as part of the application.

  • The new washer must be installed in Whatcom County for a single family dwelling. Proof of installation will be requested.

  • The applicant can only receive one Whatcom Water Alliance rebate per property per calendar year.

Products

Find qualifying clothes washers using the ENERGY STAR product finder.

Apply

Please fill out our online rebate application: Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate Application

If you are unable to fill out the online application, please contact us for assistance.

Contact

Aneka Sweeney, asweeney@whatcomcd.org, 360-526-2381 x103

Check out our Indoors Page to learn more about saving water with your indoor appliances!

Calculate your current overall water use.

How to dispose of your old appliances

Find an Appliance Recycling Facility Near You

Please note, you should always call ahead to learn about each facility's processes.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us to learn more.

Aneka Sweeney, asweeney@whatcomcd.org, (360) 526-2381 x103


FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I purchase qualifying appliances or irrigation controllers?

    • Most home improvement, hardware, or building retailers will carry WaterSense and ENERGY STAR items. Utilize the WaterSense and ENERGY STAR product finders to know which items qualify.

  • My address is a Bellingham address, but I am not on Bellingham City Water. Do I qualify for the Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate Program?

    • Yes! You qualify for the Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate Program

  • How long will it take for me to receive my rebate?

    • After you submit your application it can take up to two weeks for your application to be evaluated. If accepted, it will take another four to six weeks to receive your check in the mail. In total it can take up to eight weeks to receive your rebate.

  • Can I get a rebate for more than one item?

    • Only if the rebates are for separate properties. For example, you can apply for a toilet rebate for the house you reside in within Whatcom County but you can also apply for that same rebate for a house that you rent out to someone else in Whatcom County because they are two separate properties. You may not apply for more than one rebate per property per year.

  • How do I tell the gallons per flush (gpf) of my old toilet?

    • Most toilets will have the gpf printed onto the lid or inside the toilet tank. The gpf can also be listed near the seat hinge.

  • Is there a specific brand the Whatcom Water Alliance recommends?

    • No. The Whatcom Water Alliance does not design, manufacture, or specifically endorse any particular brand or manufacturer of appliance or equipment. Check out the list of eligible products using the WaterSense and ENERGY STAR product finders.

  • What do you mean by proof of installation?

    • The Whatcom Water Alliance needs a photo of your newly installed appliance or irrigation controller in order for you to qualify for the Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate.

  • Can new building projects qualify for the Whatcom Water Alliance Rebate Program?

    • You do not need a pre-existing irrigation controller to qualify for the irrigation controller rebate, but you do need a pre-existing inefficient toilet or clothes washer to qualify for those appliance rebates.

  • How do I know if I live in a single family dwelling unit?

    • A single family dwelling unit is a structure that is usually occupied by just one household or family.