To wrap-up our 4-part blog series, we end off with five additional grants & rebates which can help make owning a home a little more affordable. The first fifteen grants were listed out in the previous blogs, which can be found here: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. Follow along to see how you can keep your wallet feeling a little fuller!
(16) Local Government Water Meter Program
Some municipalities offer a program for voluntary water metering. Basically, what this program entails is that you only have to pay for the amount of water you use.
Additional Information: Visit your municipality's website and type in "Water Meter" to find out whether any program has been implemented.
(17) Local Government Water Conservation Incentives
Some municipalities provide rebates or incentives to residents to help save water. The City of Coquitlam offers a $100 rebate and the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver offer a $50 rebate when residents install a low-flush toilet.
Additional Information: City of Coquitlam Rebate, City of North Vancouver Rebate & District of West Vancouver Rebate
(18) Local Government Water Conservation Kits
In addition to the rebates for installation of a low-flush porcelain throne, some municipalities offer residents indoor and outdoor water conservation kits. For example, the City of Burnaby offers specially priced kits at $10.00/each which can help residents save thousands of litres of water annually.
Additional Information: City of Burnaby Water Conservation Kit
(19) FortisBC Rebate Program for Businesses
For commercial buildings, FortisBC provides a rebate of up to $45,000 for the purchase of an energy efficient boiler, up to $15,000 for the installation of a high-efficiency water heater and many other incentives.
Additional Information: FortisBC Rebate Program for Businesses
(20) FortisBC Rebate Program for Homes
FortisBC offers an array of rebates for home owners. Examples include: (1) Rebates of up to $3,250 are available for insulation, ventilation and space and water heating upgrades. (2) Savings of up to $1,000 by replacing your aging water heater with a qualifying natural gas Energy Star model. (3) You may qualify for a $300 rebate if you purchase an EnerChoice fireplace.
Additional Information: FortisBC Rebate Program
With all 20 grants & rebates revealed, we hope you are well on your way in applying for the grants & rebates that are best suited for your needs.