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Drumheller goes green with new initiatives

In an effort to fulfill their goal of going green, the town is offering a toilet rebate program and the sale of rain barrels and composting kits.


With this goal at the forefront, administration created a  “green team” which has been meeting since the fourth quarter of 2008.  As a  result of discussions and consultation, the Green Team has recommended many  projects that will benefit the Town and our planet.
“We did a lot of research on all of our future green  projects and these two projects provide us the opportunity to involve many  citizens of Drumheller in the first phase of our going green program. These two  programs will make a big impact on our local water usage” ,” said Mayor Bryce Nimmo.
The Town of Drumheller is offering a $50 rebate for homeowners to replace high flow toilets (13 litres or greater) with a 6 litre single flush toilet and a $75 rebate on the dual flush 6 and 3 litre toilets. Rebates are processed on a first come, first served basis and will be credited to the applicants’ utility account within 8 to 12 weeks after verification.
Director of Infrastructure Allan Kendrick said, “Like most products all toilets are  not created equal.  Only toilets that meet identified Canadian Water and  Wastewater Association performance standards qualify for the rebates.”  You can  view a list of the qualifying toilets at www.dinosaurvalley.com or view the list at the  Town of Drumheller at 703-2nd Ave West. 
Replacing just one 20 litre toilet with an efficient six  litre low flow toilet will save approximately 25,550 liters of water per person every  year.  This would also result in further savings on Water and Sewer Utility  Bills of approximately $66.54 per person every year.
If you own residential property within the Town of Drumheller, have a current  utility account and purchased a qualifying toilet after July 6 2009 you can apply  for one rebate per house hold. To apply,  fill out the  application form available from the Town Office or download a form on line.  You  must be pre-approved before you purchase and install a qualifying low  flow toilet and attached the original receipt and photo to your application form  and return in to Town hall no later than September 30th 2009.  
The Town of  Drumheller is offering the Pre-Sale of Rain Barrels and Composting kits  starting on July 6 2009.  All sales will be processed on a first come first  serve basis while supplies last.  They are available to Town of Drumheller  residents only.   
Residents must pick up a copy or download a copy of the pre sale application  Form and deliver the form and payment to Town Hall.  Once the application has  been accepted and paid for, residents can pick up the units from the Town of  Drumheller Water Treatment Plant Lower Parking lot at 2490 South Railway Ave  on the following dates: Thursday July 23 2009 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Sunday July 26th 10:00am  2:00pm Thursday July 30th 5:00pm 8:00pm.
Each rain barrel holds 200 litres of water and comes fitted with a garden hose  adapter, removable lid with mesh screening and made of black recycled plastic.   
The barrels will sell for $46.00 each.  Residents are limited to two barrels per  household.   The composting kits include a kitchen scrap pail, Windigger compost mixer and  an earth machine composter. Each unit will sell for $56.00 each.  There is a limit  of 1 composter per household. 

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