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City wins two Ontario Water Works Association awards

Guelph’s water efficiency strategy and youth programming recognized Guelph, Ont., May 10, 2017—The Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) has recognized Guelph’s leadership in water conservation with a 2017 Award of Excellence in Water Efficiency for its updated water efficiency strategy in the Public Sector & Utilities Award category. The City was also recognized for its water-based youth education programming with the H2Awesome event that won in the category of Public Education & Awareness. Both awards were presented earlier today at the OWWA Awards Luncheon. “The City of Guelph is honoured to receive these awards from the Ontario Water Works Association’s Water Efficiency Committee,” said Heather Yates, Supervisor of Water Efficiency at the City. “This recognition means a great deal to us—it honours the hard work… Continue reading City wins two Ontario Water Works Association awards

City toilet and washing machine rebates are changing

Smart Wash rebate ends December 31 Guelph, Ont., November 15, 2016—The City’s Smart Wash washing machine rebate program is ending December 31, and Royal Flush toilet rebates will change January 1, 2017. The changes to the City’s rebate programs were recommended in the City’s updated Water Efficiency Strategy, which was approved by Council on September 27. “We are ending the Smart Wash rebate as a result of changes in the market place,” said Heather Yates, supervisor of water efficiency for the City. “Most washing machines on the market today are both water and energy efficient, and the City’s rebate is no longer motivating washing machine purchases.” Residents, property managers and businesses can still apply for the $100 Smart Wash after buying a qualifying washing machine on… Continue reading City toilet and washing machine rebates are changing

Council approves updated Water Efficiency Strategy

Changes will make saving water easier Guelph, Ont., September 27, 2016—Last night Council unanimously approved the updated Water Efficiency Strategy presented by City staff at the September 6 Committee of the Whole meeting. “We are excited to move ahead with this updated strategy,” remarked Emily Stahl, acting manager of technical services for the City’s Water Services department. “Our community told us they want to do more to save water at home. The additions and improvements in the updated Water Efficiency Strategy offer fresh opportunities to take business and at-home water conservation efforts to the next level, and allow more of our community to participate.” Report highlights program improvements Program and service changes from the Water Efficiency Strategy include: Changing the Royal Flush rebate program to… Continue reading Council approves updated Water Efficiency Strategy

City invites residents, businesses to share ideas about water conservation on June 23

Water Efficiency Strategy update provides opportunities for public input Guelph, ON, June 16, 2015—The City of Guelph is updating the 2009 Water Conservation and Efficiency Strategy. The first public open house will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, June 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. The open house will provide a forum for public feedback and suggestions about current and future programs. “We’re hoping people will bring ideas about improvements to our existing programs, as well as suggestions for new programs,” said Wayne Galliher, Manager of Technical Services for City of Guelph Water Services. “We know that Guelph is a community that cares about water conservation, and we want to know what else people would like to do, and how the City might be… Continue reading City invites residents, businesses to share ideas about water conservation on June 23