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High Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate

The City of Petaluma is pleased to offer Petaluma water and/or sewer service customers up to $125.00 rebates for high efficiency clothes washing machines.

Clothes washing machines account for more than 20% of water used inside the home. Running a conventional washing machine can use more than 50 gallons of water per cycle. Today a new technology has emerged to replace water guzzling clothes washers with high-efficiency models that use 50% less water and energy. Most full-sized high-efficiency clothes washers use 18-25 gallons of water per load. These new washers are readily available in retail outlets and are one of the most effective ways to reduce your water usage.

High-efficiency washers have been shown to provide equal if not improved performance compared to high-volume washers. Many high-efficiency washers are front-loading configurations, which use less water and detergent than traditional vertical access models by tumbling clothes in a small pool of water. Using less water in the wash cycle requires up to 50% less energy needed to heat the water and faster spin cycles mean more water is extracted from clothes – thus reducing the amount of time required in the dryer.

For your rebate application please click to download: Rebate Application

For more information on qualifying machines please visit: Qualifying Machine List

To contact a participating retailer in your area please visit: Clothes Washer Retail Stores in Sonoma/Marin/Napa

Rebate applications are also available at most retail stores where you purchase your new washing machine.


Contact Information

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707-778-4546
Fax: 707.206.6034
Email: dstjohn@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Administrative Offices
202 North McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034
Email: water@ci.petaluma.ca.us
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Friday

Utility Billing
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 707.778.4350
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday Thursday

Water, Sewer, or Storm Water Emergency
Phone: 707.778.4546

Water Conservation
Phone: 707.778.4507
Email: conservation@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Report Water Waste

Field Office
202 N. McDowell
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.776.3777