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2022 rebate applications available to Regional District of Nanaimo residents

Part of RDN’s ‘commitment to mitigating climate change’

The Regional District of Nanaimo is now accepting rebate applications from homeowners for environmentally friendly improvements made to their properties.

As part of the RDN’s commitment to mitigating climate change and supporting environmental stewardship, more than $195,000 in rebates is available, with individual rebates ranging from $100 to $750 depending on the program.

Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying applicants until available funds are spent. Interested RDN residents are encouraged to apply early as funding is limited per rebate program.

Available rebates are:

Water Stewardship

For all RDN residents (electoral area and municipal residents)

• Irrigation Upgrades and Soil Improvements – up to $675

• Rainwater Harvesting – up to $750

• Septic System Upgrades – up to $600

• Wellhead Upgrades – up to $650

• Well Water Testing – up to $175

Green Building

RDN residents (electoral area and municipal residents except City of Nanaimo which has its own program)

• Woodstove Exchanges – up to $750

For Electoral Area residents only

• Home Energy Assessments – up to $200

• Graded Site-Cut Timber Use – up to $250

• Oil to Heat Pump Replacements – $250

• Renewable Energy Systems – up to $400

• Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – up to $150

Eligibility criteria varies for each rebate program including where the resident lives within the RDN. Applicants should review all rebate information prior to applying to ensure the requirements are met. For more information on the RDN rebates available, eligibility and how to apply, visit rdn.bc.ca/rdn-rebates.

– NEWS Staff, submitted

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