Water Conservation Initiatives:
The ACSA supports and encourages water conservation through several initiatives:
- Toilet Rebate Program– Did you know that toilets account for 35% of residential water use. Can you imagine how much a leaking toilet accounts for? One of our oldest initiatives, our Toilet Rebate Program offers $100 for each water guzzling toilet (up to three) that you replace with a low flow toilet (1.8 gallons per flush or less). In order to participate, a Toilet Rebate form (located on the left) is required to be completed and submitted to our Administration Department. The ACSA must also pick up your old toilet in order for you to receive a rebate. Please call the Administration Department at (434)977-4511 for more program details.
- Rain Barrel Rebate Program– Our Rain Barrel Rebate Program offers you $30 for each rain barrel you purchase (up to two) and install at your home. Rain water harvested from the rain barrels can be used to water your lawn or garden, amongst several other uses. A Rain Barrel Rebate Form (located on the left) is required to be submitted to the Administration Department in order to receive a rebate. Please call the Administration Department at (434)977-4511 for more program details.
- Free Water Conservation Kits– Our Administration Department provides free water conservation kits to customers who come by requesting one. Conservation kits may include water saving showerheads, water saving faucet aerators, shower timers, water displacement bags, toilet dye kits to check for leaks, and tips for conserving. Updating old fixtures saves water and money. Consider that a conventional faucet uses up to 7 gallons per minute (gpm) and by simply adding an aerator this can be reduced to 1.5 to 2.5 gpm. Installing low-flow showerheads also saves. A conventional showerhead uses up to 8 gpm, while low-flow types provide the same feeling of wetness with just 2.5 gpm. Save water used for flushing the toilet by adding a water displacement bag to the tank. To pick up your free conservation kit stop by the ACSA.