The first step to conserving water and saving money on water and wastewater bills is making sure you have efficient plumbing fixtures. With toilets accounting for about one-third of indoor water use, replacing older, high water use toilets with high-efficiency models is one of the best ways to save water.
I was very excited to see that SFPUC is offering a rebate in the amount of $125 for the replacement of old, inefficient toilets, but- it is only good for toilets replaced December 2008 and January 2009!!
If you are serious about saving water AND money, want a toilet that really works and is affordable, I would highly recommend a Caroma Dual Flush toilet. Caroma toilets offer a patented dual flush technology consisting of a 0.8 Gal flush for liquid waste and a 1.6 Gal flush for solids. Caroma, an Australian company set the standard by giving the world its first successful two button dual flush system in the nineteen eighties and has since perfected the technology. Also, with a full 3.5″ trapway, these toilets virtually never clog. All of Caroma’s toilets are on the list of WaterSense labeled HET’s and also qualify for several toilet rebate programs available in the US. To learn more or go to Caroma USA to learn where you can find Caroma toilets locally. Visit YouTube to see how we flush potatoes with 0.8 gallons of water, meant for liquids only.
Details about SF’s rebate program can be found here
You are eligible for a rebate if:
The property where the toilet installed has a SFPUC service address.
You are a SFPUC residential single-family or multi-family account holder or live in multi-family housing (i.e. townhouse, condominium) and pay your water bill through rental costs or home owner association dues. You are replacing a toilet flushing at 3.5 gallons per flush or more.
Download the SFPUC Water Conservation toilet rebate application and tracking sheet and return the completed application, tracking sheet, original receipts and UPC labels to the mailing address listed on the form. An on-site inspection may be required to receive approval.
Funding is limited and rebates are available on a first come, first served basis. Toilets must be installed and rebate applications must be postmarked within 60 days of the purchase date. The SFPUC reserves the right to inspect the installations.
Only SFPUC Water Conservation Program-approved toilets qualify for rebates. To obtain a current list of qualifying models and their rebate amounts, please review the SFPUC’s program-approved toilet list here.
You can also request a toilet rebate application by contacting the SFPUC Water Conservation Section at (415) 551-4730.
Toilet Recycling Program
Collection of toilets for recycling is provided by Norcal Waste Systems, Inc. To have toilet(s) picked up from your home or business, contact your garbage collection service provider and schedule a bulky item pick up. If you have an active garbage collection account you’re entitled to two bulky item pick ups per calendar year. Bulky item pick ups are part of the bi-monthly charges you receive.
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