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High Efficiency Clothes Washers

High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate

The City of Petaluma is pleased to offer a $75 rebate to residential water and/or sewer service customers who purchase and install a new, qualifying high-efficiency clothes washer.

Clothes washing machines account for about 17% of water used inside the home. Running a conventional washing machine can use between 30-45 gallons of water per cycle. New technology has replaced water guzzling clothes washers with high-efficiency models that use less water and energy. Most full-sized high-efficiency clothes washers use 18-25 gallons of water per load. These new washers are readily available in retail stores and are one of the most effective ways to reduce your indoor water usage.

How do I Participate?

Replace a top-loading clothes washer with a qualifying front-loading clothes washer and receive a rebate.

Rebates are available for models listed under "Tier 2" and "Advanced Tier" on the current Consortium for Energy Efficiency's "Super Efficient Home Appliance Initiative Clothes Washer Qualifying Product List". Models that use silver ion technology and models listed under "Tier 1" are not eligible.  List of Qualifying Machines

Download the application form and instructions HERE. 

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Clothes washing machines account for about 17% of water used inside the home. An efficient machine uses much less water than a conventional machine.

The Water Conservation Team

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