The Resident Incentive for Purchases to Promote the Local Economy (RIPPLE) program is an economic tool created by the City of Macomb to encourage our residents to patronize local businesses forced to close during the pandemic. RIPPLE provides a reimbursement to Macomb residents in the form of a credit on a future water bill for qualifying purchases at retail and restaurant establishments.
What’s Offered: $25 credit on your water bill
Who Qualifies: Each residential household within City of Macomb City limits. There is a limit of the first 2000 request forms received.
When: Purchases made at qualifying businesses, June 15 through August 31, 2020
Minimum Spent: A total of $150 at qualifying retail stores and local restaurants
Restrictions / Limitations
1. Authorized purchases: All Restaurants and qualifying retail stores are those considered non-essential and were closed by the Governor’s executive order (EO #2020-10) and include boutiques, gift shops, salons and clothing stores located within the City Limits.
2. Non-qualifying: are purchases at stores considered essential, such as grocery stores, fueling centers, home improvement stores, garden centers, and pharmacies which are excluded from this program.
3. Limit one credit per household.
4. Receipts must be dated between June 15 and August 31, 2020.
5. Proof of purchase (receipts) must be submitted with the credit request form.
6. Multiple purchases and/or gift cards may be combined to reach the minimum threshold for retail and restaurant purchases.
7. Credit request form must be submitted by September 30, 2020.
8. Credit will be applied to a future water bill; account must be in good standing to receive credit.
9. The first 2000 request forms received will be given rebates on their residential water bills.
How to Apply
To apply, complete the water bill credit request form below and submit it along with proof of purchase to the City of Macomb by mail to PO Box 377, City of Macomb, IL 61455, email to email@example.com , or by utilizing the drop box at City Hall.
City of Macomb RIPPLE Program Water Bill Credit Request Form
Water Account Number:_____________________________________________________________________
(Left Side of water Bill)
(attach receipts) Due to City Hall by September 30, 2020.