Kelowna water utility is offering a $35 rebate to its customers in exchange for a new rain sensor.
Heavy rainfalls means large amounts of natural precipitation and extra money in customers pockets if they buy a new sensor that measures rainfall in private residences.
“A 25-mm rainfall event for instance, delivers over 16 cubic meters (16,300 litres / 4,300 gallons) of water to a 400-square-metre yard. If your irrigation system turns off when that rainfall occurs, you save money and keep the water in the pipes for other uses,” a news release from the City of Kelowna said.
The program specifics are:
- Applicants will need to provide a recent copy of their City of Kelowna utility water bill
- Only one $35 rebate per property
- Proof of purchase will be required, including make and model of the unit.
- Applicants must provide make and model of controller to ensure compatibility
- Must have been/be purchased between May 15 and Aug. 9, 2019 to be eligible for the rebate
- Rebate application must be received by Aug. 31, 2019
The rebate program is part of the ongoing outdoor water use support delivered through Kelowna Water Smart.