Water Conservation

Water Conservation - 2023 Rebate Program Offered

The City of Derby is offering a Water Conservation Rebate Program in 2023 thanks to a program funded by the City of Wichita. The purpose of the rebate program is to encourage residents to reduce water consumption. 

A $25,000 rebate allowance will be shared amongst Wichita’s wholesale customers, of which Derby is one. Rebates will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted, and will be credited to the Derby Utility customer’s account. 

Rebates are available to all Derby Utility customers, including residential and commercial, owner-occupied, and rentals. Any qualifying device purchased between Jan. 1, 2023 and Dec. 31, 2023, is eligible for the program, while funds are available.

Eligible items include: high efficiency clothes washers, high efficiency dishwashers, high efficiency toilets, dual flush toilet conversion kits, rain barrels, rain sensor shut-off devices, showerheads, and smart irrigation controllers. There is a limit of five qualifying devices per City of Derby utility account. Fill out an application at Derbyks.com/waterconservation.  

Rebates may be claimed immediately and will be awarded up to 90 days from the purchase date. Customers are required fill out a rebate application and provide original copies of receipts to verify the purchase. Fill out an application at Derbyks.com/waterconservation or stop by City Hall at 611 N. Mulberry Rd. to pick up a paper application. Failure to provide the required information will result in the rebate request being denied. 

If you have questions, call City Hall at 788-1424 or email utilitybilling@derbyweb.com

Program History
In 2016, the Public Works Department refurbished the landscaped area in front of the Derby Welcome Center, 611 Mulberry Rd., to create an educational garden. The garden provides an educational landscape that demonstrates how low-water, locally-purchased plants can enhance your home or business. See the Garden Plant Guide.

The City of Derby encourages residents to conserve water wherever and however possible. In May 2014, the City Council approved a second phase of Derby's Water Conservation Rebate Program. That program ended in May 2015. Additional funds were granted to the program in January 2016. Also in January 2016, a new Landscape Conversion Rebate Program was established.