Water filter rebate ($50)
Starting January 2020, the City of Côte Saint-Luc will provide a one-time rebate of up to $50 towards the purchase of water filters to every single-family home and duplex built prior to 1976, which are the areas in which the city believes there are water service lines made of lead. Please fill out the form below to apply for the rebate, which can only be applied to purchases from October 1, 2019, onward. The filter must be certified NSF/ANSI 53 or NSF/ANSI 58 for the removal of lead.
The NSF-053 filter can be any of the following:
- Pour-through pitcher/carafe : Water drips through a filter in a water pitcher using gravity.
- Faucet mount : Mounts on kitchen faucet. Uses diverter to direct water through a filter.
- Counter-top connected to sink faucet : Connects to existing sink faucet through a hose/tubing.
- Plumbed-in to separate tap or to kitchen sink : Installs under a sink; filtered water is usually dispensed through a separate faucet directly to the kitchen sink.
- Refrigerator filter : Installed in your refrigerator and typically dispensed through the refrigerator door.
The NSF-058 filter involves a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system that connects to your plumbing under the sink and uses a membrane filter to reduce lead (also can reduce minerals/Total Dissolved Solids).
Water filters are a temporary solution, however. Ultimately, the city needs to replace its portion of the water service line and homeowners need to replace their portion of the service line.