The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will launch a toilet rebate program by the end of September as part of the plan outlined in the draft water efficiency strategy intended to achieve a 27 percent reduction in water consumption by 2014.
The Comox Valley Regional District wants to help toilets help the environment.
A toilet rebate program will be launched next month, as part of their draft water efficiency plan designed to achieve 27-per-cent reduction in water consumption by 2014.
“This is a fabulous opportunity for the CVRD to reduce both water consumption and sewage flows,” said Fred Bates, CVRD board chair. “Using less water per flush will both conserve our valuable resource and save us all money in the long run.”
For residents replacing an old water-guzzling toilet in residences built prior to Jan. 1, 2005, the CVRD will offer homeowners, property managers and plumbers a $75 rebate — one rebate per single-family home — for installing water-efficient toilets.
The rebate program applies to installations connected to the Comox Valley water system including the Town of Comox, City of Courtenay and the Arden, Comox Valley, England Road, Marsden/Camco, and Greaves Crescent water local service areas.
Toilets using 13 litres or more per flush must be recycled and replaced with a CSA-approved new low-flow model accompanied by a receipt dated after Aug. 15, 2009 to be eligible for the $75 rebate.
A recycling receipt for the old toilet must be obtained.
Initially, old toilets can be returned to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre, open 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Applications will be available by the end of September from the CVRD, City of Courtenay or Town of Comox offices or by visiting http://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca.
Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis while the funding lasts.
— Comox Valley Regional District