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6th annual “Slow the Flow” Rain Barrel sale

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Zumbro Watershed Partnership will be having their 6th annual “Slow the Flow” Rain Barrel sale on Saturday, May 4th from 9 am-3 pm at Graham Park.  This is a one-day truckload sale of high quality rain barrels at $70each that would normally cost significantly more in retail stores. For more information visit the ZWP website.

Rain barrels are an easy and inexpensive way to use utilize rain water for watering uses outside your home.

Make sure to apply for the rain barrel rebate through RPU too!

Minnesota Trade-in and Save Appliance Rebate Program Extended!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Minnesota residents who missed out on the state’s popular Trade-in and Save Appliance Rebate Program will have another chance to participate, beginning on November 17, 2010. Since the launch of the program in the spring, 22,185 rebates have been mailed to Minnesota consumers. About $717,000 in rebates not claimed by residents are available on first-come, first-served basis. The rebate is retroactive and applies to purchases made on or after March 1, 2010. Minnesota residents who already received a rebate are not eligible.

 

 

Here are the steps to follow to receive a rebate:

  • Purchase an appliance and then reserve a rebate online at www.mnappliancerebate.com or call toll-free 1-877-230-9119. If you apply online, print the application confirmation page. If you apply at the toll-free number, a copy of the confirmation will be mailed to you.
  • Purchase an eligible ENERGY STAR appliance from a Minnesota retailer. For a list of ENERGY STAR rated appliances, go to www.energystar.gov
  • Fill out the application completely; make a copy for your records.

Eligible appliances and associated rebate amounts are as follows:

  • clothes washers ($200)
  • dishwashers ($150)
  • freezers ($100 with self-certification of recycling)

refrigerators ($200 with self-certification of recycling)

 

Mail all required materials within 14 days of the rebate reservation to the address provided on the rebate form, not to the RPU office. While funds last.

MN “Trade-in & Save” Appliance Rebate Program starts Monday!

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The MN “Trade-in and Save” Appliance rebate program starts Monday, March 1st at 8 a.m. central time. Rebates are available for the purchase of qualifing energy star appliances and range from $50-$200.

 To reserve rebate funds complete the online application at www.MNappliancerebate.com or call 1-877-230-9119.  Reservations can be made for one appliance only.  Customers can apply for both the state and RPU appliance rebate.   For more information on the state rebate program visit the link below:

http://www.mnappliancerebate.com/MN_GuideforResidents.pdf

 

Project ReEnergize

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

The Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) has allocated $2.5 million in funds from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide rebates to homeowners for energy efficiency upgrades.  Dubbed Project ReEnergize, this program will be administered by the Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) and serves to improve energy efficiency in Minnesota homes and stimulate jobs. 

Project ReEnergize will provide rebates of up to $4,000 for a variety of energy upgrades to owner-occupied homes under 3,000 square feet that were constructed before 2000. One rebate check per a household is allowed and the funds may be used in addition to other tax credits and incentives currently available and will only be available through qualified remodelers.

Rebates through this program include:

Energy Efficiency Measures Eligible For Rebate Maximum Rebate per Household
Replacement Energy Star window without attic air sealing $250 per window
Replacement Energy Star window with attic air sealing $300 per window
Advanced air sealing of attic $800
Attic insulation $800
Exterior wall insulation $800
Replacing orphaned atmospherically vented water heater $750

For more details about the program, qualifing upgrades and qualified area contractors follow the link below:

www.projectreenergize.org

RPU Bonus Rebates with Warners’ Stellian Extended For A Limited Time

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) and Warners’ Stellian have extended their partnership to help save you money on Energy Star appliances. Now through December 31, 2009, when you purchase new ENERGY STAR® appliances at Warners’ Stellian, RPU will not only give you a rebate on your purchase, but for a limited time, Warners’ Stellian is also offering a $25 BONUS REBATE!

And because ENERGY STAR® products are up to 50% more efficient than standard models, you’ll continue to save money on your utility bills, and the energy you save will help our environment by using less of our valuable natural resources.

Download the complete brochure for details.