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Beaver Valley Water Service Current Outdoor Water Conservation - STAGE 4

Rivervale and Christina Lake Current Outdoor Water Conservation - STAGE 2

Outdoor water use accounts for over 30% of the total water used in the Beaver Valley Water Service, 40% in Rivervale Water Utility and 50% in Christina Lake Water Utility. By reducing the number of days allowed to water and the times allowed to water, you can drastically decrease the amount of water used, which reduces the amount of water treated, amount of stress on infrastructure, and cost to maintain the system - saving water, energy and money!


Free Indoor Water Conservation Kit

The RDKB is offering our residential water utility customers free water conservation kits. The kits include a low-flow showerhead, kitchen, and bathroom faucet aerators. These items are easy to install so you can begin saving on your home’s water heating costs right away – saving water, energy and money!

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be registered owners or renters of residential properties connected to a Water Utility owned by the RDKB excluding the Columbia Gardens Water Utility.
  • Properties serviced by private wells or other utilities not owned by RDKB (e.g. Sutherland Water District) DO NOT QUALIFY. The program is funded only by those connected to water systems owned by the RDKB.
  • This offer is limited to one kit per address of residence within the Water Utility service boundaries. Check map below for boundaries.
  • This offer is available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
  • Renters need to provide proof of address e.g. a utility bill from the last 3 months showing the applicant’s name and address of residence.

To Receive Your Free Kit - Apply Here

  1. Please complete an application online or download an application form under documents on the right hand side of this page. Alternatively you can contact RDKB and we’ll send you one.
  2. Submit your application online, or email your form and renters proof of address to watersmart@rdkb.com, or drop off your application at the Village of Fruitvale Office, RDKB Trail Office, or Christina Lake Visitors Centre.
  3. We will verify your eligibility.
  4. If eligible, you will receive your indoor conservation within six weeks.
  5. Install the items. Printed instructions are included. You can view installation videos from our Water Smart website.

The RDKB will review submissions to verify eligibility and if you qualify, the RDKB will forward your mailing information to Ecofitt Corporation to mail you the water conservation kit. The submission of an application will not guarantee a water conservation kit will be delivered. The RDKB reserves the right to not accept an application for any reason. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Failure to include the required information could cause a delay in processing the application and could lead to the application being denied. By submitting an application, you agree to supply EcoFitt Corporation and Canada Post with your mailing address for the supply of water conservation kits. You also agree to supply your email information for the supply of water conservation kits and for a representative from the RDKB to potentially contact you.

The personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purposes of administering the Water Smart program at the RDKB. Inquiries about the collection, use and disclosure of this information can be made to the RDKB located at 843 Rossland Ave, Trail, BC 250-368-9148 or by email at foi@rdkb.com.

Water and Energy Saving Tips

Try these easy tips to save hot water and energy.

  1. Install water-efficient faucet aerators, which reduce water flow, with no loss of water pressure.
  2. Install a water-efficient showerhead. They can save you about 15,300 litres of hot water (family of four).*
  3. Fix leaky faucets. A drip can usually be repaired by replacing the washer.
  4. Wash laundry in cold water.
  5. Run the dishwasher only when it’s full to save hot water.
  6. Insulate accessible water pipes with foam pipe wrapping in unheated areas such as basements and crawl spaces.
  7. Shorten shower time by one to three minutes to save hot water.

* By switching from a standard 9.5 litre per minute (LPM) showerhead to a water-efficient 6.5 LPM model, a family of four with a standard efficiency natural gas water heater, each taking a daily five-minute shower, can save 15,330 litres of hot water and about 4.7 gigajoules of natural gas per year.

Do you have other water and energy conservation tips? Post them below!


Beaver Valley Water Service Current Outdoor Water Conservation - STAGE 4

Rivervale and Christina Lake Current Outdoor Water Conservation - STAGE 2

Outdoor water use accounts for over 30% of the total water used in the Beaver Valley Water Service, 40% in Rivervale Water Utility and 50% in Christina Lake Water Utility. By reducing the number of days allowed to water and the times allowed to water, you can drastically decrease the amount of water used, which reduces the amount of water treated, amount of stress on infrastructure, and cost to maintain the system - saving water, energy and money!


Free Indoor Water Conservation Kit

The RDKB is offering our residential water utility customers free water conservation kits. The kits include a low-flow showerhead, kitchen, and bathroom faucet aerators. These items are easy to install so you can begin saving on your home’s water heating costs right away – saving water, energy and money!

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be registered owners or renters of residential properties connected to a Water Utility owned by the RDKB excluding the Columbia Gardens Water Utility.
  • Properties serviced by private wells or other utilities not owned by RDKB (e.g. Sutherland Water District) DO NOT QUALIFY. The program is funded only by those connected to water systems owned by the RDKB.
  • This offer is limited to one kit per address of residence within the Water Utility service boundaries. Check map below for boundaries.
  • This offer is available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
  • Renters need to provide proof of address e.g. a utility bill from the last 3 months showing the applicant’s name and address of residence.

To Receive Your Free Kit - Apply Here

  1. Please complete an application online or download an application form under documents on the right hand side of this page. Alternatively you can contact RDKB and we’ll send you one.
  2. Submit your application online, or email your form and renters proof of address to watersmart@rdkb.com, or drop off your application at the Village of Fruitvale Office, RDKB Trail Office, or Christina Lake Visitors Centre.
  3. We will verify your eligibility.
  4. If eligible, you will receive your indoor conservation within six weeks.
  5. Install the items. Printed instructions are included. You can view installation videos from our Water Smart website.

The RDKB will review submissions to verify eligibility and if you qualify, the RDKB will forward your mailing information to Ecofitt Corporation to mail you the water conservation kit. The submission of an application will not guarantee a water conservation kit will be delivered. The RDKB reserves the right to not accept an application for any reason. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Failure to include the required information could cause a delay in processing the application and could lead to the application being denied. By submitting an application, you agree to supply EcoFitt Corporation and Canada Post with your mailing address for the supply of water conservation kits. You also agree to supply your email information for the supply of water conservation kits and for a representative from the RDKB to potentially contact you.

The personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purposes of administering the Water Smart program at the RDKB. Inquiries about the collection, use and disclosure of this information can be made to the RDKB located at 843 Rossland Ave, Trail, BC 250-368-9148 or by email at foi@rdkb.com.

Water and Energy Saving Tips

Try these easy tips to save hot water and energy.

  1. Install water-efficient faucet aerators, which reduce water flow, with no loss of water pressure.
  2. Install a water-efficient showerhead. They can save you about 15,300 litres of hot water (family of four).*
  3. Fix leaky faucets. A drip can usually be repaired by replacing the washer.
  4. Wash laundry in cold water.
  5. Run the dishwasher only when it’s full to save hot water.
  6. Insulate accessible water pipes with foam pipe wrapping in unheated areas such as basements and crawl spaces.
  7. Shorten shower time by one to three minutes to save hot water.

* By switching from a standard 9.5 litre per minute (LPM) showerhead to a water-efficient 6.5 LPM model, a family of four with a standard efficiency natural gas water heater, each taking a daily five-minute shower, can save 15,330 litres of hot water and about 4.7 gigajoules of natural gas per year.

Do you have other water and energy conservation tips? Post them below!


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    My kitchen faucet is a pull-out type vs the fixed version as shown in the installation video. Can the kitchen faucet aerator supplied under this program be installed and work correctly on this type of faucet?

    Janine D asked 7 months ago

    The aerators supplied by the kits are compatible with 90% of fixtures, so you should be able to remove the current type and replace with the ones supplied in the kit. The kitchen aerators have a twist type mechanism (so there is no additional pressure on the faucet).

    Without seeing it, it is hard to confirm but feel free to order a kit and give it a try! 

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