Cartersville city councilmen approved Thursday an ordinance that will provide single-family homeowners a $50 rebate for replacing old toilets with newer models that use less water.
The homes must be built prior to 1993, and homeowners are required to meet other requirements, such as have service with the Cartersville Water Department and have an old toilet using more than 1.6 gallons per flush.
The city budgeted $10,000 for the program, which is required by Georgia Environmental Protection Division regulations. Officials say rebates will be provided on one toilet per household to encourage the replacement of older units. Proper documentation is required.
The council also took steps toward the construction of a single-span, prefabricated bridge to cross Pettit Creek as part of the Leake Mounds Trail.
City officials approved the purchase of engineering services from Haines, Gipson and Associates in the amount of $18,000 and from United Consulting, which will provide engineering services for the abutments, in the amount of $2,995.