Jan Klein, Conservation Coordinator
Multi-Family Toilet Rebate Program
Almost a third of the water used in San Marcos is used by residents living in multi-family communities such as apartment complexes, condominiums, and townhomes. Toilets are generally the highest user of water in multi-family facilities, especially those built before efficient plumbing standards went into effect in 1993.
Older toilets commonly use 3.5 gallons of water per flush or more. Low flow models use only 1.6 gallons per flush, and high efficiency toilets (HETs) use only 1.3 gallons per flush. Replacing your old toilets with new high efficiency models can result in BIG water savings. And big water savings mean BIG utility bill savings for you and your tenants.
How much can I save?
More than you think! And you could save even more if you take advantage of our FREE showerhead and aerator replacement too!
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(Water savings based on toilet replacement only; dollar savings based on current City water and wastewater rates)
Which toilets qualify for a rebate?
How much of a rebate will I get?
Up to $100.00 for each high-flow toilet that is replaced with a qualifying model.
How does the program work?
Step 1: Before purchasing your new toilets, send a completed applicationto the City of San Marcos Water/Wastewater Department.
Step 2: The City will conduct an inspection of your complex to verify eligibility.
Step 3: The City will send a Letter of Approval to proceed with purchase and installation of your new toilets, along with a list of models that qualify for a rebate.
Step 4: Purchase and install your new qualifying ultra-low-flush toilets. Installation must be completed within 90 days after the date of your Letter of Approval .
Step 5: Send in your receipts for purchase and installation of the new toilets.
Step 6: The City will conduct a final inspection to verify installation.
Step 7: The City will send your rebate check in the mail.
Funding is limited, and is available on a first come/first serve basis beginning October 1 of each year.