Water Conservation Incentive Program
Conserving water is in the best interest of all. Conserving water not only saves money and energy, it protects one of North Carolina's most valuable resource. The City of Roxboro recognizes the need to follow good water conservation practices. In an effort to encourage residents to use this resource wisely, the City of Roxboro is initiating a Water Conservation Incentive Program. The program is designed to encourage residential customers to replace older high-use water fixtures with newer more efficient low flow fixtures. Residential customers who choose to participate will receive a credit on their water bill for three months.
To participate in the program, residential customers will need to provide a receipt for the purchase of the low flow water fixture to the City's Water Billing Department and then schedule a time for an inspection by a city employee to verify the fixture was correctly installed. After verification by the City, the residents will receive credit on the next three water bills for the installed fixture. For a fixture to qualify for the program, it must meet the following requirements. Low-flow toilets must be of the 1.6-gallon flush or less, the low-flow showerhead shall be 3 gallons per minutes or less and the faucets shall be 1 gallon per minutes or less for bathrooms and 2.5 gallons or less for kitchen faucets.
Credit shall be given for each toilet, showerhead, and faucet replaced. Credit shall be limited to the water charge on the bill only. Sewer, capital, and solid waste charges are not subject to this program. If credits exceed the monthly charge for water then the credit will be limited to the amount of the water charge for each month not to exceed three months. This program shall be advertised in the local paper and each year thereafter on the anniversary date of the program.
What can you do to conserve water?
• Check all your plumbing for leaks.
One drippings faucet wastes more water in one day than a person drinks in a week!
• Replace old plumbing with new low-flow models or install water-saving devices such as displacement devices and faucet aerators.
• Head to the car wash.
It may be a little more costly, but many commercial car washes recycle water and use a lot less water than you'll use in your driveway.
• Help your plants cope by watering slowly.
Water thoroughly and as infrequently as possible to create a deeper root system that makes the plants more resistant to drought.
• Collect rainwater in a barrel to use for outdoor watering.
• Get your exercise by sweeping driveways and sidewalks instead of hosing them down.
• Don't let the water run when you're washing dishes, thawing foods or scrubbing vegetables.
• Use appliances wisely.
Run only full loads of laundry and dishes, and don't was plates before you put them in the dishwasher, just scrape and let the dishwasher do its job-that's right, kids! *Be responsible with your personal water use. Don't let the water run while you brush your teeth, shave or shampoo your hair. Take shorter showers, and don't use the toilet as a trash can.
• Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until the water gets cold.
|| • Pour grease, fats and oils from cooking down the sink drains or toilets.
• Use the toilet as a wastebasket.
• Use the sewer as a means to dispose of food or scraps.
• Collect grease, fats and oils in a container and dispose of it in the garbage.
||. Put a basket or strainer in the sink drain to catch food scraps and other solids and empty the drain basket or strainer into the trash for disposal.
. Place a wastebasket in each bathroom for the disposal of solid waste, disposable diapers, condoms and personal hygiene products.
. Place food scraps in the garbage for disposal with solid waste. Keep the drain on a low fat diet!
. Start a compost pile.
Collect grease, fats and oils in a container and dispose of it in the garbage.