New York City Water Conservation Programs
Issue Over $15 Million in
Rebates and Survey Over 85,000 Units
Over $15 million in rebates
have been issued and over 85,000 building units surveyed as part of the New York
City Department of Environmental Protection's water conservation programs. Viewtech is the City's contractor for both programs.
The rebates have been
received by more than 2500 New York City property owners who have installed 1.6
gallon flush toilets and low-flow showerheads. Viewtech plans to issue rebates
for as many as 1¼ million fixtures on behalf of the City during this
three-year, $270 million conservation program.
To administer the program,
Viewtech staff answer customer inquiries, distribute and process rebate
applications, verify installations and issue rebate checks. Program promotion is
also carried out by Viewtech under DEP creative control.
The City also offers building
owners free water surveys with installation of low-cost water-saving devices.
Over 76,000 multi-family units and 10,000 single-family units have been surveyed
by Viewtech staff during the past 15 months.
Throughout the five boroughs,
Viewtech staff conduct door-to-door inspections for water leaks; survey and
analyze water use; install low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and other
low-cost devices; and prepare and mail to the building manager a report of audit
results and water-saving recommendations.
The goal is to reduce
City-wide water use by about 90 million gallons per day, or 7% of the City's
total water consumption. While customers should save 20% to 35% off their water
bills, the City will save billions by avoiding long-term capital expense of
securing additional water sources and expanding sewage systems.
Viewtech provides innovative
customer services and marketing program implementation services, software and
systems to energy and water utilities.
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