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Water Conservation Rebate Program a Success, Ends Early

The City of Derby’s Water Conservation Rebate Program has been so successful it has ended two weeks earlier than forecast. The program, which began Jan. 1, 2014 and was scheduled to end May 28, 2015 or whenever the money ran out, is out of funds and ended May 14, 2015. The City of Derby awarded $55,232 in rebates to more than 400 water customers as of May 14, 2015.

High efficiency toiletThe rebate program was jointly funded by the City
of Derby and the City of Wichita. Derby provided $34,082 in funds, while Wichita supplied the other $21,15

Rebates were available to Derby water customers to purchase nine types of items. The most popular rebates were for:
• High-efficiency toilets $27,765
• High-efficiency washing machines $12,900
• High-efficiency dishwashers $10,700

Rebates were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and credited to th
e Derby water customer’s account. Five rebates (maximum) were available per utility account.

The purpose of the rebate program was to encourage Derby residents to lowe
r water usage by making improvements to aging or inefficient fixtures and equipment. The City of Derby is considering a turf replacement rebate in 2016, similar to one recently implemented in Hays, Kansas.

If residents have questions, they should call City Hall at 788-1424 (Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Derby’s program focused on limiting indoor and outdoor water use by:
  1. Retrofitting sprinkler systems with water-efficient sprinkler head nozzles to reduce runoff (minimum of 15 required).
  2. Adding smart controllers to irrigation systems to limit watering frequency.
  3. Promoting the use of rain barrels to collect rainwater for watering plants at a later time.
  4. Installation of High Efficiency (HE) Toilets (1.28 gallons/flush or less).
  5. Dishwashers
  6. Washing machines
  7. Urinals
  8. Dual-flush conversion kits
  9. Electronic rain sensor, soil moisture sensor or other type of new technology designed to disable or delay automatic irrigation systems due to rain or other conditions that make watering grass unnecessary.
    *Standard rain sensors required by Derby City Ordinance 1932 are NOT eligible for the rebate program.

View the Water Conservation Rebate Program Overview for more details.

Megan Pater
Office Manager


Millie Hall
Administrative Assistant

611 Mulberry Road
Derby, KS 67037-3533

Ph: 316-788-1424
Fax: 316-788-6067

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
City of Derby
City of Derby
611 Mulberry Road
Suite 300
Derby, KS 67037-3533
Ph: 316-788-1519