The cooperative sells and leases Rheem Marathon® electric water heaters to cooperative members only. Our electricians are available to install and service the water heaters.

Why Rheem Marathon® electric water heaters?

Lightweight Design
Marathon’s lightweight tank is easier to maneuver and position, and features a bowl tank that drains completely

The patented insulation process, seamless liner and tough outer jacket make the Marathon extremely durable

Simple Installation & Service
Unique design allows one-person installation for fast service, lower costs and quick maintenance

Lifetime Tank Warranty
Tank is built to last for as long as the homeowner owns their home, and backed by a lifetime warranty*

Dry Fire Protection – Advanced circuity ensures that heating elements only turn on when surrounded by water, prolonging their life.

Patented Insulation Process – 2.5" polyurethane insulation reduces heat loss for greater energy efficiency.

Seamless Plastic Liner – Features a seamless, blow-molded plastic inner tank, so it won't rust or corrode.

Tough Outer Jacket – Multiple layers of filament wound fiberglass give the tank unmatched strength.

*The tank is warranted not to leak "for as long as you own your home." If the home is sold, the warranty converts to 10 years from the date of manufacture. Parts are warranted for 6 years from the date of manufacture.

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Find out more about our purchase and lease options below.

Electric water heaters are available to purchase for cooperative members only. The cooperative offers rebates to members (1) replacing an existing fossil fuel water heater for the first time or (2) building a new home.

50 gallon - MR50245
Member Price: $1,193 plus applicable taxes
Rebate Price: $843 plus applicable taxes ($350 instant rebate)*

85 gallon - MRG85245 (Grid-enabled)
Member Price: $1,625 plus applicable taxes
Rebate Price: $1,075 plus applicable taxes ($550 instant rebate)*

100 gallon - MRG105245 (Grid-enabled)
Member Price: $1,822 plus applicable taxes
Rebate Price: $1,172 plus applicable taxes ($650 instant rebate)*

*Taxes are paid on the full retail price. Rebate is given to members who install a radio-controlled switch on their water heater. Rebate is subject to change at any time without notice.

Payment Plans

5-month payment plans are available to qualifying members. The cost of the water heater is broken down and put on the monthly electric bill.

Water Heater Rebates

Click here for more information about our water heater rebates.

Benefits of Lease

  • All service is performed free of charge
  • No up-front cost, no tank to buy, no installation fee
  • You can trust the trained Butler Rural Electric Cooperative employees who do the installation
  • You only pay a low monthly fee on your electric bill

Lease Price

$12.50 per month (plus applicable taxes)* + $4 credit for radio-controlled switch (required for lease)

*Additional charges may apply if installed after normal business hours or if member has geothermal or existing fossil fuel water heater. Lease not available on new home construction or remodel.