In 2017, 71.8 per cent of Campbell River’s water consumption was for household use.
Each resident consumes approximately 512 litres per day. This compares to a provincial average of 353 litres per day per capita and a national average or 251 litres per day per capita.
The City of Campbell River strongly encourages efficient and wise water use through education, water saving technologies and water conservation initiatives. The following initiatives are being implemented with the goal of creating awareness about the importance of water conservation and promoting the use of water efficient technologies.

Toilet Rebate Program

The biggest source of residential water consumption, accounting for 24 per cent of water use comes from flushing toilets. Toilets are also a major source of wasted water due to leaks. In order to promote resource conservation, the City is offering a rebate of $50 to homeowners who install High Efficiency Toilets (HETs). 
HETs have a maximum flush volume of 4.8 litres or less. Dual flush toilets are also considered HETs as they have a reduced flush of up to 4.1 litres and a full flush of up to 6 litres. Installing a water efficient toilet may save more than 70 litres of water per person per day.

Application Process:

  1. Read the Toilet Rebate Brochure and make sure you review and understand the terms and conditions of the program. Brochures are available online or at City Hall.
  2. Determine if you are eligible:
    • Must reside within the municipal boundaries of the City of Campbell River.
    • Are replacing an old toilet (6 L or more) with a HET from the Approved Models List
    • Only two rebates per household.
  3. Purchase and install a low flow toilet and keep the original receipt.
  4. Dispose of the old toilet at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre, ensuring that you receive the disposal verification stamp on your rebate application form from the cashier.
  5. Campbell River Waste Management Centre
    6700 Argonaut Road, Campbell River, V9H 1P1
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    250-287-8530

  6. Complete the Toilet Rebate Application Form and mail to:
    Water Department
    385 South Dogwood St., Campbell River, V9W 8C8
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    250-286-4033
  7. Make sure to include the following documents in your application package:
    • Original sales receipt for the new toilet
    • Disposal verification stamp from Campbell River Waste Management Center
    • Signed application form

    For more information on the Toilet Rebate Program check out the FAQs list.

    Appliance Rebate Program

    Clothes washers are the second highest water consumers in a home. Replacing your old washing machine with a water efficient model can save up to 64,000 litres of water and 256 KwH of electricity per year. Modern energy efficient washing machines, both front and top loading, spin out more water than their predecessors – requiring less drying time and related energy use.

    Dishwashers also account for a large percentage of water use in the home. Installing a water efficient dishwasher can also help save water and money. The City is offering a $50 rebate on ENERGY STAR washing machines and dishwashers.

    ENERGY STAR clothes washers:

    • Require 40 per cent less water
    • Use up to 50 per cent less energy
    • Clean clothes more effectively
    • Require less detergent
    • Are gentler on clothes
    • Help preserve the environment through reduced water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

    What should I look for when buying an energy efficient appliance?

    Save the most by choosing a model with a high Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) and a low Integrated Water Factor (IWF).

    From the ENERGY STAR website:
    “Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) is a measure of energy efficiency that considers the energy used by the washer during the cycle and while on standby, the energy used to heat the water, and the energy used to run the dryer. The higher the IMEF, the more energy efficient the clothes washer. Integrated Water Factor (IWF) measures water efficiency in gallons of water consumed per cubic foot of capacity. The lower the IWF, the more water efficient the clothes washer. Both IMEF and IWF are provided for each model listed in the ENERGY STAR Product Finder."

    Look for approved models HERE: 

    Save water, energy and time by investing in an ENERGY STAR dishwasher.

    • Slice your utility bills — A typical ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher will only cost about $35 annually in operational costs.
    • Save tons of water —An ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher will literally save tons of water over its lifetime, on average about 17,593 litres.
    • Preserve the environment — ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers use less energy and water than conventional models, and in doing so, work to reduce air pollution and the impacts of climate change.

    ENERGY STAR Dishwashers incorporate many new technologies that help curb water and energy consumption:

    From the ENERGY STAR website:

    • Soil sensors test how dirty dishes are throughout the wash and adjust the cycle to achieve optimum cleaning with minimum water and energy use.
    • Improved water filtration removes food soils from the wash water allowing efficient use of detergent and water.
    • More efficient jets use less energy to spray detergent and water over the dishes when cleaning.
    • Innovative dish rack designs maximize cleaning by strategically situating dishes.

Application Process:

  1. Read the Appliance Rebate Brochure and make sure you review and understand the terms and conditions of the program. Pamphlets are also available at City Hall.
  2. Determine your eligibility:
    • Reside within the municipal boundaries of the City of Campbell River.
    • Must be replacing an old dishwasher or washing machine with an ENERGY STAR model. Search online for approved models Here
    • Only two appliance rebates allowed per household: one washing machine and one dishwasher.
  3. Purchase and install an ENERGY STAR washing machine or dishwasher and save the receipt.
  4. Take old appliances to the ReStore where they will be recycled in support of a good cause.
  5. ReStore - Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    1725 Willow Street, Campbell River, B.C., V9W 3M8
    250-830-1493

  6. Complete the Appliance Rebate Application Form and mail to:
  7. Water Department
    385 South Dogwood St., Campbell River, V9W 8C8
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    250-286-4033

  8. Make sure to include the following documents in your application package:
    • Original sales receipt for new appliance
    • Signed application form 

    For more information on the Appliance Rebate Program check out the FAQs list. 

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