To help conserve water while also saving money, consider investing in replacing inefficient fixtures in your home. The City of Brighton offers rebates to residents for toilets and washing machines. As of 2016, Colorado became a WaterSense state, meaning manufacturers and retailers can only sell the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 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. According to the EPA, high-efficiency washers can reduce water use by more than 6,000 gallons per year compared to standard-sized clothes washers and WaterSense toilets can reduce home water use by nearly 13,000 gallons a year. Below is a list of rebates for Colorado residents:
High-Efficiency Washers (HEW): 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. Customers are eligible for a $125 rebate for HEW machines on the CEE website.
SMART Irrigation Controllers: When installing a WaterSense SMART Irrigation Controller, customers are eligible for a rebate of 30% of the cost. Click here for a list of eligible controllers.
WaterSense-Labeled Toilets: Each Brighton utility customer is eligible to receive a rebate on one EPA WaterSense-labeled toilet per household, credited back to their account. If your toilet is purchased outside of Colorado, please refer to the EPA WaterSense Product List to ensure rebate eligibility.
HET (High-Efficiency Toilet) Rebate: WaterSense-labeled toilets are eligible for a $50 rebate. Click here to see if your toilet is eligible.
UHET (Ultra High-Efficiency) Rebate: WaterSense-labeled toilets that use an average of 1.1 gallons per flush or less are eligible for a $100 rebate. Click here to see the UHET Map Premium list.
To fill out a water efficient appliance rebate application, fill out this form and mail it to City of Brighton Utilities Department, City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave., Brighton, CO 80601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about the City of Brighton’s water efficient rebates, click here.