SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The City of Scottsdale is offering residents a rebate for removing or upgrading water softening devices.
The new program was approved by the City Council in March.
The three rebates offered are:
• A one-time $50 rebate to the first 300 water customers each year who replace their existing softener with a high efficiency softener
• A one-time $100 rebate to the first 100 approved applicants each year who remove an existing self-generating salt-using water softener and subscribe to a portable exchange service
• A $250 rebate to the first 200 customers who remove their water softener. ($125 initially and $125 issued after one year)
Officials say conventional water softeners remove the natural hardness of water and increase the amount of salt discharged into the city’s sewer system.
The increased salt has negative impacts on the environment and adds significant costs to wastewater treatment to remove it.
Rebate applications will be available starting at 8 a.m. on July 1.