City of Wichita continues but reduces consumer water rebate program

Wichitans who buy water-efficient dishwashers, clothes washers, toilets and other appliances may be able to get rebates from the city starting Feb. 1.

The Wichita City Council approved the rebate program at its meeting Tuesday.

The city has offered a rebate program for people who buy the appliances for several years but this year will allot only $100,000 for water customers, which is less than in years past.

The reduction in rebates available is because fewer Wichitans participated in the program in 2015, said Alan King, director of public works and utilities.

Since 2013, 199 million gallons of water have been saved and 4,251 customers participated, with rebates given for 8,187 devices and appliances, according to city documents.

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