eMERGE was delighted to host Wanna be a Water Hero with our co-sponsor, the City of Guelph.

Our thanks go to our guest speaker, Beatriz Gomez-Canizo, Water Conservation Programs Coordinator for the City of Guelph, for introducing  the Blue Built Homes program including the most recent rebates available through this certification program.  Check out this video and slides with the link below.


A recording of the webinar can be found on our YouTube Channel here!

The slide deck for this webinar is now available here.


About the Event

Be a Water Hero while fighting climate change with Blue Built Home certification and up to $2,000 in rebates!

Guelph takes water conservation seriously

We have to. We’re the largest community in Canada relying on groundwater for our supply. Compared to other cities our wells take longer to replenish and are more vulnerable to overuse. That’s why the city created the Blue Built Home program: to motivate, celebrate, rebate and reward your water conservation efforts.

On average, we use 167 Liters/person/ day in our homes. But we need to get down to 150 Liters . This new policy target came about from extensive public participation, by individuals and organizations. We’ve certainly come a long way from the 250 liters/person/day that we gobbled up in the early 1990’s.

Reaching this goal is easier than you might think. But don’t take our word for it. Check out how our friends Suzanne and Ernst Braendli who use just 79 Liters / person / day. (And yes they do shower regularly and their home is spotless)

We have partnered with the city to get you started through our Home Tune-Up program. We’ll work with you to analyze your water use, replace shower heads, faucet aerators for free and then make recommendations including replacing toilets and even larger appliances like dishwashers and your washing machine. And then for the “super heroes” out there, how about rain water harvesting?

Achieving Blue Built Home certification will no doubt reduce your monthly water bill and provide even greater benefits to the environment. And you’ll also have bragging rights.

Learn how you can certify your home with the Blue Built Home program and have access to rebates up to $2,000.


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Upcoming Event

Our upcoming event is: Salty Softeners, Salty Rivers, scheduled on Nov 10, 2021, stay tuned for more updates about registration.