District to continue rebates

The Foothill Municipal Water District will continue last year’s program of monetary rebates to customers who enact conservation measures, officials announced recently. The rebate program, which began last year on July 1, began again on the same date this year.

Nina Jazmadarian, general manager of the FMWD, said that the rebates are a valuable way to help encourage customers to take measures to conserve water.

“Some of the conservation items, even though they pay over time through the savings of water and saving money that way, [the rebates give] a little more up front, which encourages people to buy the product,” said Jazmadarian.

Rebates of varying amounts will be given for taking measures like installing high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers or using rain barrels to irrigate landscaping.

Up to $43,000 of rebates will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants, thanks to funds being provided the Metropolitan Water District as well as the FMWD.

Jazmadarian said that last year’s program met with a great response, with approximately 190 residents participating.

For a complete list of available conservation rebates and information on how to apply, residents can visit the Foothill MWD website at http://fmwd.com/conservation.aspx.

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