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City mulls doubling washing machine rebate

Purchasing a new washing machine could net a Richmond homeowner a rebate of $200 under a proposed B.C. Hydro program supported by the city.

City staff are recommending Richmond partner with the utility in offering rebates to promote the purchase of energy- and water-efficient washing machines for clothes.

Throughout the months of May and October, B.C. Hydro is offering a $50 to $100 rebate—depending on the efficiency—on the purchase of new machines. Staff are recommending Richmond match the rebate, and spending a maximum of $20,000 on the program.

According to city, washing machines account for 21 per cent of indoor household water consumption.

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