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Madison Water Utility & Project Home working together to help more homeowners save water and money!

WHO: Project Home and Madison Water Utility have teamed-up to create the first water conservation program in Wisconsin aimed at helping low-to-moderate income homeowners reduce water waste, increase efficiency and save money on their water bills.

WHAT: The Home Water Conservation Program focuses on:

  • Installing high-efficiency toilets  -  (1.28 Gallons Per Flush or less)
  • Fixing plumbing leaks  -  (in the U.S., a trillion gallons of drinking water are lost every year because of plumbing leaks)
  • And, Installing water saving devices  -  (faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads can save thousands of gallons of water a year)

WHY: Madison Water Utility continues to fund this initiative to help more of its low-to-moderate income customers save water and money.

IMPACT: Madison Water Utility has successfully run a Toilet Rebate Program, since 2009, saving nearly one billion gallons of water and over $3 million in water and sewer charges.  Replacing one old toilet with an EPA-rated high efficiency model can conserve 4,000 - 10,000 gallons of water every year and drastically reduce the amount of money and energy needed to pump and distribute water.  Through 2020, The Home Water Conservation Program has allowed 371 low-to-moderate income community members, at 197 area homes, to see these savings in dollars and water usage. 

We are also reaching the most vulnerable populations with this program as 50% of those we have assisted are senior citizens, 26% have disabilities and 72% are low to very-low income (below 50% of the County Median Income or CMI). 

Learn more about the Madison Water Utility Toilet Rebate Program

WHEN: Projects will take place throughout the year as low-to-moderate income homeowners are identified and their situations evaluated.

WHERE: Water conservation improvements will be performed at the homes of low-to-moderate income Madison Water Utility customers ONLY.


We Talk Water Conservation and Our Partnership with Madison Water Utility in Episode 8 of The PH Factor.

*PLEASE READ THIS UPDATE (in response to COVID-19) regarding what to expect when our staff is working at your home.

Learn more about our water conservation & preservation efforts, with Madison Water Utility and Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, in this "Talk Wisconsin"

Eligibility Requirements

1. You must pay your water bill to Madison Water Utility

2. Your household income during the past 12 months fits within the income parameters (see chart)

3. Have never received a rebate from the Madison Water Utility Toilet Rebate Program

4. You own the home in which you live

Number in House Annual Income
1 $55,950
2 $63,950
3 $71,950
4 $79,900
5 $86,300
6 $92,700
7 $99,100
8 $105,500

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