RDN accepting rebate applications for environment friendly home improvements 

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

The rebates, which range from $100 to $750, will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying applicants until the funds are spent. Over $195,000 in rebates is available in total, according to a media release from the regional district.

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 

The RDN said it encourages interested residents to apply early as funding is limited per rebate program. Applicants should review all rebate information prior to applying to ensure the requirements are met.

Eligibility criteria varies for each rebate program including where the resident lives within the RDN.

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