Water Conservation Tools & Programs

Clothes Washer Rebate 

For a limited time Coquitlam residents can qualify for a $100-$200 rebate on select Energy Star® clothes washers. Sponsored by BC Hydro and the City of Coquitlam.

Visit powersmart.ca/appliances to check the Product Eligibility Search Tool for qualifying models and to apply for your rebate. Clothes washers must be purchased between September 30 and November 30, 2016, or before funding is exhausted.

Making simple changes around your house can significantly lower your water usage.  65% of indoor water usage occurs in the bathroom, and outdoor water use can double during summer months. These water conservation tools can save thousands of litres per year as well as foster a conscious effort to conserve water in and around the household.

Rain Barrels

Start capturing and reusing your rainwater today!

A rain barrel is used to collect and store rainwater for reuse on your garden, lawn or hanging basket. Rain barrels offer an efficient way to conserve water.

  • $72 plus tax
  • Collects rainwater - ideal for watering plants, gardens and lawns
  • 55 gallon (208 L) capacity, 34 inch height x 24 inch width
  • Threaded brass faucet
  • Square shape and neutral colour blends into any gardenscape
  • Made of 50% recycled materials
  • Stainless steel screen keeps out bugs and leaf debris
  • Easily accommodates existing downspouts
  • Overflow capability, can be linked to another rain barrel
  • Animal and child-proof
  • Accessories included

Purchase Rain Barrels at (Pickup of rain barrels available at the Austin Service Centre on Fridays only): *Proof of Coquitlam residency is required.

  • City Hall - Financial Services, Mon to Fri - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or 
  • Coquitlam Animal Shelter / Austin Service Centre - 500 Mariner Way, available on Fri only - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Water Wise Kits

Indoor Water Wise KitIndoor Kit contents

Cost: $6.00 plus tax

  • 1 low-flow shower head: uses less than 8 L/min (regular shower heads use up to 18.9 L/min).
  • 1 swivel kitchen faucet aerator: mixes air into the water stream while maintaining a steady water pressure. Uses less than 6 L/min of water, almost 50% less than some faucets without aerators.
  • 1 bathroom sink faucet aerator: uses less than 6 L/min of water, almost 50% less than some faucets without aerators.
  • 1 roll of teflon tape: to install the showerhead and aerators, and prevents leakage from connections.

 

Outdoor Water Wise KitOutdoor Kit contents

Cost: $8.00 plus tax (Limited supply)

  • 1 Melnor mechanical hose timer: "egg timer" design shuts water off when you have reached a maximum of 60 minutes.
  • 1 Melnor 7-pattern hand nozzle: spray head, patterns for all your watering needs.
  • 1 sprinkler/rain gauge: to monitor the amount of water lawns receive from sprinklers and rainfall.

Combination Kit

Cost: $12.00 plus tax

  •  Includes the full contents of both the Indoor and Outdoor Kit

 



NEW! Electronic Water Timer

Cost: $3​6.00 plus tax

• Programmable to a 7 day watering calendar
• Works with low pressure drip and soaker hoses
• On/Off to use like a faucet
• Uses one 9-volt alkaline battery

Purchase Water Wise Kits and Electronic Water Timers at:

*Proof of Coquitlam residency is required

City Hall - Financial Services
Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

or

Coquitlam Animal Shelter - 500 Mariner Way
Available on Fridays only - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

or

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex - 633 Poirier Street
Available May 15 to September 30
Monday to Sunday - 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the City Water Conservation Coordinator by email at waterconservation@coquitlam.ca, or by phone at 604-927-3546.​