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Limited Time Rebates

For a limited time, Fridley residents and businesses can qualify for rebates of up to 75% off the cost of water efficient appliances and irrigation system components. Rebates are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Rebate Amounts

Fridley residents and businesses can receive rebates for the following water-saving devices:

Item

Specifications

Rebate Amount*

Est. Water Savings

Washing Machine**Energy Star Labeled
$2502,000 gallons per year
Toilet**WaterSense Labeled$15013,000 gallons per year
Irrigation System ControllerWaterSense Labeled
$250***7,600 gallons per year
Irrigation System AuditConducted by WaterSense-Certified Irrigation Professional$250***Dependent on findings
Spray Sprinkler Body
WaterSense Labeled
$5 per head
Rainbarrel
$50

*Rebate amounts capped at listed amount or 75% of purchase price, whichever is less.
** City of Fridley plumbing permit required
**Additional funding may be available for commercial/institutional properties, please contact us with your quote

Receiving Your Rebate

**Coming Soon**

Complete the attached forms and e-mail to beth.kondrick@fridleymn.gov or bring to City Hall at 7071 University Ave along with a copy of your receipt. For irrigation audits, a copy of the audit must also be provided. For rainbarrels, a photo of the installed rainbarrel must also be provided. Your rebate will be applied to your utility bill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ below or call 763-572-3554 with additional questions.

Why should I participate?

Funding for this rebate program is provided by the Metropolitan Council's Water Efficiency Grant program to encourage water savings in Fridley. All of the City's water comes from groundwater sources which takes many, many years to recharge, so it's important that we conserve our water. You can learn more about Fridley's groundwater connection in this video. Pumping water from the ground also uses considerable energy, which costs money and contributes to greenhouse gases. Many homes in Fridley have older appliances- switching to newer, more efficient appliances will save you and the City money and help conserve resources. 

Who qualifies for the rebate?

All property owner in the City of Fridley qualify. Renters are encouraged to work with the property owner to participate. Rebates for toilets and washing machines can only be used for replacement items, no new construction. The product must have been purchased after the January 13, 2020.

What can the rebate cover?

The rebate can cover the cost of items meeting the specifications shown in the table above as well as professional installation costs. The rebate cannot be used toward toward the costs of homeowner labor or any necessary permits.

What does Energy Star or WaterSense-labeled mean?

The EPA certifies products that meet specific energy and water conservation criteria as Energy Star and WaterSense certified. Consumers can purchase these items knowing that they have been verified to use less resources over time. You can find a full list of certified Energy Star or WaterSense labeled products online- or most retailers allow you to filter results for only certified products. If shopping in person, look for the following

Energy Star logo
WaterSense logo

I accidentally purchased a non-Energy Star or WaterSense product, can I still get a rebate?

Unfortunately, the intent of this program is to reduce water and energy use, so only certified products are eligible. 

Why should I update my irrigation system?

Irrigation systems can use a lot of water, especially if they aren't properly calibrated. A smart irrigation controller automatically adjusts watering frequency and amounts based on weather and site conditions, which keeps your yard from getting over-watered. Smart irrigation controllers are especially important for yards with slopes or patches of shade. If every home in the US with an automatic irrigation system used a smart irrigation controller, we could save 100 billions gallons of water per year (equal to the household water needs of 1.2 million Americans).

How do I find a Certified Irrigation Professional?

You can find a Certified Irrigation Professional online.

I am interested in doing a project next year, can I reserve the rebate in advance?

Rebates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, if you are a commercial or institutional property planning a large project, please let us know. 

How will I get my rebate?

Your rebate will be applied to your utility bill. Depending on when you submit your receipts, it may take a full billing cycle for your rebate to process. 

What other rebate programs does the City offer?

The City of Fridley offers discounts on the Home Energy Squad program as well as a competitive loan program. Lean more online.

Where can I learn more about Fridley's water supply?

We post all of our annual water quality reports online. We are proud that Fridley's drinking water continually meets all safety standards. 

I have other questions, who should I contact?

For questions about the water rebate program, please contact beth.kondrick@fridleymn.gov or call 763-572-3554

Funding provided through the:

Clean Water Land and Legacy