Water Efficiency Rebate Program
Cash in on water conservation with Oxford County’s water efficiency rebate programs. This is your chance to earn a rebate of $50 or $100 while saving money on your household water consumption. It’s a win-win: for your wallet, and the environment.
Starting January 1, 2016, Oxford County water customers who purchase and install a new water efficient toilet and/or water efficient washing machine can apply to receive a rebate.
In order to apply for a rebate, the old inefficient toilet or washing machine being replaced needs to be disposed of at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility. Make sure you collect a disposal receipt at the Waste Management Facility, to be submitted as part of the application.
Applicants must be connected to a municipal water supply within Oxford County and have a water account in good standing. Read the full “Terms and Conditions” on the back of the applications forms before purchase.
Replace your old 13 litre or larger toilet with a new WaterSense® model are eligible to receive a $50 rebate. The toilet rebate does not apply to new construction, additions or homes built after 1995.
Further details and list of WaterSense® approved toilets.
Washing Machine Rebate
Replacing your old top-loading washing machine with a new ENERGY STAR® model and receive a $100 rebate.
Further details about ENERGY STAR® and list of approved clothes washers.
How to apply:
- Download and print application forms, or pick them up from the Customer Service Desk at the Oxford County Administration Building, 21 Reeve St. in Woodstock.
Toilet rebate application form | PDF
Washing machine rebate application form | PDF
- Review the “Terms and Conditions” of the rebate program on the back of the application forms and initial the disclaimer and release form.
- Bring the following application forms to the Customer Service desk at the Oxford County Administration Building, 21 Reeve St. Woodstock:
a. Filled out application and release forms
b. Your original purchase receipt for the new toilet and/or washing machine as proof of purchase
c. Your disposal receipt from the Oxford County Waste Management Facility for proof of disposal of the old toilet and/or washer. If you live in Woodstock please note that toilet disposal reciepts are not available at the 944 James St. recycling depot.
Once the application has been submitted, your rebate cheque will be mailed to you within 10 weeks. A limited number of rebates are available for the program. A maximum of two rebates per single family residential customer in homes built before 1996 and for each multi-residential unit that is part of a building containing 6 or less residential units. Rebates are only available to Oxford County residents that are connected to a municipal water system.
Multi-unit property owners with 7 or more residential units in a building can take advantage of Oxford County's Water Capacity Buy-Back program. Contact Oxford County Public Works for more details.
Efficient toilets: How low can you flow?
Toilets can be a real drain on your household water use. Almost 30% of the average household water usage can be attributed to the toilet.
But replacing an old 13 litre toilet with a water efficient 4.8 litre model will save about 50 litres of water per day. That’s a savings of $35 per year for the average household water bill per toilet.
What so efficient about a high efficiency washing machine anyways?
Fact: The average family of four washes almost 300 loads of laundry each year. Sounds like a lot of folding, right?
But older washing machines can use up to 100 litres more water per load than a new high-efficiency model. That could wind up saving you $50 a year on your water bill, not to mention:
- High-efficiency means less electricity used
- Front-loading washers typically use less detergent than top-loading models
- Front-loading washers are gentler on your clothes, meaning less wear and tear