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37.1 Water Program Rebates Dispersed

This indicator reports the number of water rebates residents have received from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority water rebate program.

This indicator is part of Active citizen conservation.

Indicator description:

Residents are encouraged to conserve water by making one-time modifications to plumbing fixtures and appliances and behaviorally, by changing water use habits. This indicator reports the number of water rebates residents have received from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority (ABCWUA) water rebate program. The water rebate program offers residential financial incentives for replacing high water use fixtures, such as toilets, washing machines, and shower heads, as well as converting water-heavy lawns into xeriscape landscapes. The chart below represents the four highest rebate categories. Hot water recirculation systems, sprinkler timers, and rainwater harvesting rebates are also offered. Although many peer communities have been or currently are engaged in water rebate programs, participation rates are not available and thus comparisons to other cities are not listed.

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Why is this indicator relevant?

As population increases, residents’ wise water use can preserve the environment, save energy, and save money. It will help protect the future of Albuquerque’s water supply.  Residential accounts comprise about 62% of total water used by customers. Since 1995, over 141,000 rebates have been approved. Consumers can easily see the benefit of changing from a high flow toilets with a per flush use up to 5 gallons versus the more efficient 1.6 gallon per flush low flow toilets.

Data Source:

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

What can we tell from the data?

  • Since the Albuquerque water rebate program began in 1995, an average of 1.45 billion annual gallons has been saved.

 

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