Tacoma Power and Tacoma Water customers have the chance to win a new clothes washer or a year’s supply of laundry detergent – all it takes is a filthy photo.
Proud parents of muddy soccer players, owners of record-setting piles of stiff socks and shirts and others who have some literal dirty laundry to air should submit their digital images showing why they need a new high-efficiency clothes washer. Entries will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 at washwiserebate.com. The winner will be announced Dec. 7.
The contest is open to Tacoma Power and Tacoma Water customers and customers of other Puget Sound utilities that participate in the WashWise Clothes Washer Rebate program; the program was created to help Puget Sound residents save energy and water by offering a rebate of up to $100 when they buy a qualifying clothes washer.
Clothes washers are often the second biggest users of water inside people’s homes – at about 22 percent of total use. Standard top-loading clothes washers use an average of 41 gallons of water per load, but an average efficient clothes washer uses 21 or fewer gallons of water per cycle and significantly reduces energy use for hot water. Upgrading to an Energy Star-qualified clothes washer can reduce your related electric use by 30 percent and save you more than $135 a year on your electric bill.
For more information about the contest, please visit KnowYourPower.com.
Tacoma Power serves 168,000 customers in Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest and portions of Fife, Lakewood, Federal Way, Steilacoom, Fort Lewis, McChord Air Force Base and other portions of Pierce County. The utility includes five divisions: Transmission and Distribution, Generation, Rates, Planning and Analysis, Power Management and Click! Network. tacomapower.com
Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the United States’ oldest municipally-owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. Our mission is to protect public health by providing high-quality water, and to make home life more enjoyable and economic development possible through reliable, quality service. We strive to act in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and work to make Tacoma a better place to live and work. tacomawater.com