Mar 02, 2024

🎥 DICKMAN: Hays Water conservation rebate programs continue in 2024

Posted Mar 02, 2024 11:01 AM
Water conservation rebate programs available from the city of Hays. City of Hays
Water conservation rebate programs available from the city of Hays. City of Hays

By BECKY KISER
Hays Post

The city of Hays is again offering water conservation programs and incentives for 2024, said Holly Dickman, water conservation specialist

1. Showerhead and Faucet Aerators
• Aerators are free.
• There are currently six types of showerheads. Three models are free with exchange of your old showerhead. The other three are $5 with exchange of your old showerhead.
• Available in the City Hall Finance Office, 1507 Main 

2. High Efficiency Toilet Rebate
• Get anywhere from $50 to $150 back for replacing your old inefficient toilet with a new high efficiency model. The fewer gallons per flush, the higher the rebate. 
• A list of models that qualify may be found on the Department of Water Resources website, www.watersmart.hays. Eligible models must have a 1.28 gallons per flush or less.

3. High Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Program
• Get $200 back for replacing your old inefficient washing machine with a new high efficiency model.
• A list of models that qualify may be found on the city's website. They must have an integrated water factor of 3.2 or less to qualify 

4. Turf Conversion Rebate
• Available for those wishing to convert cool season turf to warm season turf, or water-conserving landscape.
• $1 per square foot rebate available with a maximum rebate of $3,000 per property
• Pre- and post-inspections are required. 
• After pre-inspection, you have one year to complete the conversion.
• More detailed information about this program may be found at www.watersmarthays.com

5. Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate
• Offers up to $100 on purchase of a WaterSense-labeled smart irrigation controller for landscapes.
• Smart controller must be purchased new at retail price after Jan. 1, 2024.
Rebates available only for replacement of existing landscape irrigation controllers.  

6. Rain Sensor Shutoff Rebate
• Offers up to $100 on purchase and installation of compatible rain sensor shutoff device that interrupts an automatic irrigation system after 1/4 inch of rain has been received.
• Rain sensor shutoff device must be purchased new at retail price after Jan. 1, 2024.
Rebates available only for replacement of old existing rain sensors or as an addition to existing landscape irrigation systems. No rebates will be given for newly installed irrigation systems. 

All forms and details are available at www.watersmarthays.com.