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City of Brandon Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Water Filter Rebate Program


September 6, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Engineering Department wishes to inform the public that applications are now being accepted for the City of Brandon’s 2016 Water Filter Rebate Program. The program has been established to assist properties impacted by lead water service connections or tap water which may be above the national drinking water guidelines for lead concentrations.

The program is part of the City of Brandon’s Lead Water Services Strategy and provides a one-time rebate of up to $100 to assist eligible property owners/occupants in the purchase of an NSF-certified water filter for lead removal. The program is open for application by any City of Brandon property owners/occupants who meet the following criteria:

  • confirmation there is a lead service connection, OR

  • confirmation of test results which show lead at levels higher than national drinking water guidelines of 0.010 milligrams per litre (mg/L); AND

  • submission of a completed application form provided by the City of Brandon; AND

  • submission of the original receipt & packaging showing purchase of an NSF/ANSI-53 certified water filter

Applications can be downloaded via the City of Brandon website here: http://www.brandon.ca/water-treatment/water-filter-rebate-program. Completed application forms must then be submitted, either in person or by mail, with required documentation to: Water Filter Rebate Program, 638 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P3.
Eligible property owners or occupants are encouraged to take advantage of the fall intake process, as all applications must be received by the City of Brandon no later than Dec. 15th, 2016.

Public enquiries regarding the City of Brandon's 2016 Water Filter Rebate Program can be directed to 204-729-2527 OR waterfilterrebate@brandon.ca. General information about the impact of lead water services connections on drinking water can be found at http://www.brandon.ca/water-treatment/lead-water-services-information.


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