City of Toronto offers toilet rebate

Toronto’s goal is 15% reduction of water use by 2011. Reducing current residential and commercial water use will ensure that Toronto’s water system can meet the needs of a growing city. The City offers Toronto residents a $60 or $75 cash incentive to replace a water-guzzling toilet with a City-selected water-efficient model. Residents must live in detached houses, semis, duplexes (buildings with up to six units), individual condos and townhouses. Find detailed information and the application form here.

Toilets account for approx. 30% of water used indoors. By installing a Dual Flush toilet you can save between 40% and 70% of drinking water being flushed down the toilet, depending how old the toilet is you are going to replace.

If you are serious about saving water, 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. On an average of 5 uses a day (4 liquid/ 1 solid) a Caroma Dual Flush toilet uses an average of 0.96 gallons per flush.  The new Sydney Smart uses only 1.28 and 0.8 gpf, that is an average of 0.89 gallons per flush. This is the lowest water consumption of any toilet available in the US. 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 qualify for the rebate.  Please read my blog entry  to learn more or go to to learn where you can find Caroma toilets locally. Visit to see how we flush potatoes with 0.8 gallons of water, meant for liquids only





One Response

  1. I am adding this tip to your blog as some people will want to save water but may not be able to get that rebate. A great way to save water and not change your water use habit is to convert your toilet over to a dual flush. SelectAFlush has a dual flush toilet retrofit for less than $40.00. The installation will take you about 30 min and can save a typical family as much water as a swimming pool each year…now that saves water and a lot of money. I hope this helps add to your tips.

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