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Venice, FL toilet rebate program

Living Green: Venice toilet rebate program.

Living Green: Venice toilet rebate program

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Last Update: 7/24 6:09 pm

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VENICE – You may have some water hogs inside your home and not even know it.  Older toilets can use three or more gallons per flush.  New models or low flow toilets, use only 1.6 gallons or less.  That can really add up over time and there’s no excuse now not to replace those water hogs if you live in the City of Venice.

The “City on the Gulf” is offering an opportunity to save the water that fills this tower and to keep your hard earned money from being flushed down the toilet.

Venice now offering a rebate of up to $100 to replace an older, high flow toilet that needs at least three gallons per flush.  There’s a limit of two per customer.  The city’s Utilities Director says there’s a big need for this rebate program.
“We’ve got a lot of old, high flow fixtures out there. Venice is an older city, Sarasota is too, but in Venice, we’re trying to encourage folks to look for additional ways to curb their water use, either now over over time,” says Len Bramble, Venice Director of Utilities.

Our toilets tend to last a long time.  All we have to do is occasionally replace the components inside to keep it flushing for years, even decades.  But here’s an incentive that will help you save water and pay less on your utility bill for years to come.  “Think about it over the course of a month or a year, or five years or ten years. Most of us keep those fixtures for a long time,” says Bramble.

Don’t forget, there are also dual flush toilets available now that use even less water for number one.  For more information on the City of Venice’s toilet replacement rebate program, visit the city’s website.

Other Suncoast communities have similar programs.  Check with your local government.

City of Durham, NC Toilet Rebate Program expanded


Program Overview

The City of Durham Department of Water Management has expanded the WaterSense High Efficiency Toilet (HET) Rebate Program to increase program participation and water savings and to better serve the Durham community. Any toilet purchased must be a High Efficiency Toilet (HETs use an average of 1.28 gallons per flush) and MUST be on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)WaterSense list. Any toilet which meets the criteria and was purchased after January 1, 2008, will be eligible for the rebate. Rebates will be applied as credits to customers’ water bills.

Residential Customers

Each single-family residential customer can receive a rebate credit for the replacement of all existing 1.6 gallons (or more) per flush toilets in their residence with a WaterSense HET model. The amount of the rebate will continue to be $100 per toilet. To apply for the rebate/credit, submit all of the following:

Multi-Family/Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Customers

Multifamily customers, commercial customers, industrial customers, and institutional customers are eligible for rebates upon the replacement of a 1.6 gpf (or more) toilet with a WaterSense HET model. Each account holder is eligible for up to 75 rebates of $100 each. A separate application is required for each account. Each customer has the option to appeal for additional rebates. Staff will evaluate the needs of the program, including program equity and availability of funds, when determining the outcome of the request. The rebate(s) will still be provided as a billing credit and will ONLY be applied to the account serving the location where the toilets are located/installed. For example, when a water bill is in the tenant’s name at a rental property, the tenant will receive the credit; when a water bill is in a landlord’s name, the landlord will receive the credit. To apply for the rebate/credit, submit all of the following:

All materials should be mailed to:
Department of Water Management
Durham HET Rebate Program
1600 Mist Lake Dr.
Durham, NC 27704

Do NOT mail your bill with your rebate materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is a WaterSense High Efficiency Toilet?
      WaterSense is the Environmental Protection Agency’s labeling program for water efficiency products. WaterSense labeled toilets use an average of only 1.28 gallons of water per flush and have passed rigorous testing standards.
    1. Do I have to buy the toilet at a particular store?
      No. As long as the toilet is an HET on the EPA’s WaterSense list, a customer can buy it from any retailer, even online, but we do need the original invoice(s) or sales receipt(s) sent in with the application. The Department of Water Management advises customers to keep a copy of the sales invoice(s) or receipt(s) for their records.
    1. Are all of the toilets on the EPA WaterSense list available at all retailers?
      That is unlikely. The Department of Water Management has informed local retailers about the program and encouraged them to carry a stock of HET models. No retailer will have every toilet, but approved toilets are available locally. Many plumbing supply stores can special order toilets as well.
    1. Is there anything else I need to buy with the toilet?
      This will depend on the toilet purchased, as some toilets come in complete kits. It may be possible that a new wax ring or additional bolts may be needed when purchasing the toilet. Check with your retailer or plumber to ensure you have all the equipment needed to have a working toilet.
    1. Do I have to hire someone to install the toilet?
      No. Individual customers may choose to install a toilet. If you purchase a toilet through a plumber, be sure the model number of the toilet is listed on the receipt.
    1. How will I receive the rebate?
      Once all required information is received by staff, the rebate will be applied as a credit to your water and sewer account.
    1. When will I receive my credit?
      The first week of each month Customer Billing Services receives a list of rebates that have been processed and approved from the prior month which are applied as a credit to customers’ water bills. Please allow up to 120 days for your credit to appear on your water bill.
    1. Will the City be checking to see that my toilet has been installed?
      As part of the rebate process, customers must agree to allow a post-installation inspection.
    1. How long will the toilet rebate program last?
      The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and will function as long as allocated funds permit.
  1. Where can I get more information on HET models?
    Here are some helpful links:

  2. Where can I get more information on Durham’s HET Rebate Program?
    For information, call (919) 560-4381 or e-mail

Oregon, WI offers toilet rebate

Toilet Rebate Program

Toilet flushing uses more water than any other household fixture.

Replace your old water guzzling toilet with an EPA WaterSense Toilet and Reap the Cost Savings Rewards!

Oregon Water & Sewer Utility is offering a $50.00 rebate to people who replce a high-volume toilet with a High-Efficiency EPA WaterSense Toilet that uses 1.28 gallons/flush.  The $50.00 rebate will be credited to your active water account, no checks will be mailed.

Rebates are limited to two per service address and will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Rebate Applications are available at Village Hall and here online.

For more inforamtion regarding WaterSense Toilets – click here.


  1. Property where toilet is installed is an active customer of Oregon Water & Sewer Utility.
  2. New toilet must be listed on EPA’s Water Sense Toilet model list.
  3. Applicants must be the owner of the property listed on the rebate application.
  4. An original, unaltered, dated sales receipt (dated on or after May 1, 2012) listing the model number, MUST accompany the rebate application.
  5. The old toilet cannot be reused.
  6. Applicant agrees and understands that Oregon Water & Sewer Utility or its representatives reserve the right to inspect the installation of the fixture before or after the rebate is credited to the applicant.
  7. Applicant understands that Oregon Water & Sewer Utility may withhold rebate until any of the above listed conditions are met.

Attached Document or FileToilet Rebate Application

Monroe, WA toilet rebate program

WaterSense Toilet Program
Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the rebate?
The rebate is $75 per toilet, or the pre-tax purchase price of the toilet, whichever is less. The
rebate applies only to the cost of the toilet, not additional parts, labor or tax. You can apply for
one rebate per home. If you applied for a rebate in 2010 or 2011, you no longer qualify.

Who qualifies for the rebate?
Single family homes (house or condominium) and multifamily buildings (four or fewer units)
served by a water district or water association are eligible (no private wells). The home must be
located in Snohomish County, WA—excluding Hat Island and the following zip codes: 98077,
98241, 98251 and 98292.

Which toilets qualify for the rebate?
Any toilet with the EPA WaterSense label qualifies for a rebate. For a list of
WaterSense labeled toilets go to

Who makes WaterSense toilets?
WaterSense toilets are high-efficiency toilets (HET). HETs use no more than 1.28
gallons per flush on average, or 20 percent less than the current plumbing standard.
All WaterSense labeled toilets have been rigorously tested by independent laboratories and
must reliably flush a minimum of 350 grams of solid.

Who makes WaterSense toilets and where are they sold?
All major toilet manufacturers produce WaterSense labeled models and all hardware and
bathroom supply stores carry several models.

What documentation must I provide to receive a rebate?
You must complete and sign the application form and attach a copy of the sales receipt. If the
receipt does not show the brand and model of the toilet, you must provide other
documentation, such as the WaterSense label and model number from the toilet packaging.

When must I apply?
You must submit your application within 60 days after purchasing the toilet. Applications
received beyond 60 days of the purchase will not be processed. How long does the program last?
This program is effective January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, or until the program funds are
exhausted. Rebates are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

How long does it take to get my rebate?
You should receive your rebate check within 4 to 6 weeks after receipt of the application.

How much water do WaterSense toilets save?
Toilets sold in Washington before 1994 use at least 3.5 gallons per flush. Since 1994, toilets are
required to use a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush. Replacing a pre-1994 toilet will save a
typical household about 10,000 gallons of water a year. Replacing a newer toilet will save
about 1,400 gallons of water per year.

Who can I contact if I have questions?
Email Jordan Ottow at the City of Monroe—Water Quality at or call

Southwest Florida Water Management District partners with area cities and utilities to provide low-flow toilet rebate programs.

Most offer up to a $100 rebate when residents replace inefficient toilets with low-flow models. The District splits the cost with participating cities and utilities.

Since 1991 the District has cooperatively funded retrofit programs such as toilet rebates resulting in an average savings of more than 13 million gallons per day!

To find out more information, please contact one of the following participating programs in your area.

City of Frostproof
(863) 528-2184

City of Lake Alfred
(863) 291-5274

City of St. Petersburg
(727) 893-7676

City of Venice

East Pasco Water Coalition
City of Dade City
(352) 523-5050

City of Zephyrhills
(813) 780-0008

Town of Saint Leo
(352) 588-2622

Florida Government Utility Authority
City of New Port Richey and Holiday
(727) 372-0115

Manatee County

Marion County
(352) 671-8686

Pasco County

SPU – Multifamily Toilet Program – expires August 31, 2012


Multifamily Toilet Replacement for apartments of 4 or more living units in the Saving water Partnership Territory

Toilet graveyard a boon for recyclers

By JOSH GREEN – Associated Press

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Toilet King, as he’s been playfully called around the office, has never seen a porcelain throne he didn’t like. He holds no grudge against the avocado-colored dinosaurs of the 1960s, the robin’s egg blue ones, the oddball yellow ones, the dying-rose pink ones. Should the toilet have been left in the yard with a bird’s nest packed inside — no matter.

The King isn’t picky. He likes to see old toilets die. His forte is to ferry them into the afterlife.

His highness is Bill Hallman, 61, warehouse manager for the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, a laid-back grandfather of five and Navy veteran with a Col. Sanders goatee. He is the gatekeeper to an amenity that sets Gwinnett apart in metro Atlanta — a free, on-site toilet recycling drop-off.

Toilets come to Hallman from every stripe of folks imaginable, from farmhouses and apartment complexes, on average 1,800 per year. Sometimes on Mondays, after a fair-weather weekend, the toilets are waiting for him at the Winder Highway office, lined up like forgotten tombstones.

“I tell people a toilet is like an automobile,” Hallman laughed in his office, “you can get a Volkswagen, or you can get a Cadillac.”

The Cadillac of toilets, if not the Ferrari, would be the .8 gallon marvel that practically sips water. The jalopy is the circa-1950, seven-gallon antique an employee recently recycled. Big picture, those few gallons per flush, when multiplied by hundreds of thousands of households, can have a substantial impact on Gwinnett’s primary water source, Lake Lanier. The DWR’s goal is to introduce as many wasteful toilets as possible to the executioner — that is, the community service workers swinging the big sledgehammer.

Each jurisdiction in North Georgia is mandated to offer a toilet rebate program for those who replace pre-1993 toilets with more efficient new ones, which can use 1/5 as much water. Rebates are $100 per toilet, deducted from water bills (two per household; receipts required). But the opportunities to recycle the jilted old thrones are few. Some garbage haulers charge to cart toilets away, as their biodegradability falls somewhere between Keith Richards and Stone Mountain.

“It’s another way to keep a useful material from taking up space in landfills,” said DWR water conservation coordinator Heather Moody. “This is a big convenience to our customers because there are so few recycling facilities in the region.”

Launched in Gwinnett in 2007, the rebate program has accounted for nearly 11,000 upgraded toilets, which are saving more than 200,000 gallons of water per day, or 73 million gallons annually. That’s the equivalent of roughly 146 Olympic-sized pools per year not siphoned from Lake Lanier.

Since the toilet recycling drop-off opened in January last year, an estimated 2,500 thrones have met their maker.

The executioner on a recent hot day was 20-year-old probationer Francis Rivas, who donned a dirty Brookwood shirt, backward Falcons cap and a welding faceguard for protection. His job was to climb into the facility’s Dumpster and smash donated (and disinfected) toilets into tiny shards via a sledgehammer. He’d never done it before.

“It should be fun,” Rivas said, pre-game. “Being a guy, we like to smash things.”

Like a knife through butter, the sledgehammer dominated several toilets, ending their inglorious existence in seconds. The parking lot rang with sounds like dinner China dropping on the street.

“Toilets are fun to smash,” Rivas enthused afterward. “My approach was just swing big. Swing big or go home, I guess.”

So a full Dumpster fits about 600 toilets, which are further crushed with a backhoe after the sledgehammering. Seats, handles and non-porcelain innards are picked out.

The next stop en route to toilet afterlife is Patterson Services in Mableton, among the largest recyclers in the Southeast. The company charges $300 to retrieve a load, which is the only cost Gwinnett County incurs for the recycling program, Hallman said.

The toilets of Gwinnett are fed into what’s called a cone crusher, becoming the finished product, crushed porcelain. Owner Ken Patterson said that product then has two options: It will be landscape gravel, or an aggregate stone. Those thrones that go the latter route will be a sub-base for the asphalt roads we drive, a moisture barrier under commercial and residential concrete slabs — or even cement kitchen countertops.

“A lot of people like the little white stripes in (the countertops),” Patterson said.

The process, in the estimation of the Toilet King, is a win-win.

“It’s well worth it for us,” Hallman said. “We’re the winner, because we’re getting our water.”

St. Pete, FL Offering Low-Flow Toilet Rebates

placing older high-flow toilets with water-efficient toilets through this project is anticipated to save an estimated 24,300 gallons per day.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District and the City of St. Petersburg are offering water customers rebates of up to $100 for replacing their high-flow toilets.

Replacing older high-flow toilets with water-efficient toilets through this project is anticipated to save an estimated 24,300 gallons per day.

Customers must be potable water residential or nonresidential users of St. Petersburg and meet other requirements to be eligible for the rebates. The toilet being replaced must be made and installed before 1995 and use approximately 3.5 gallons of water or more per flush. Customers must call or email to check eligibility and receive an application prior to toilet purchase.

Educational information also will be provided to customers about water conservation, which will include leak detection and the proper selection of parts for water-saving toilets.

The total cost of this project is $150,000. It is being funded by the District in cooperation with the City of St. Petersburg.


City of Odessa, TX toilet rebate program

High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program

The intent of this rebate is to encourage residents to upgrade their toilets with high-efficiency units in their homes. Older traditional toilets use as much as seven (7) gallons per flush. High-efficiency toilets (HETs) are rated 1.3 gallons per flush or less. Improved technology has basically eliminated the days of double flushing. HETs come in many styles and sizes to fit your home decor.

Program Requirements & Eligibility

An account holder will be eligible to receive a rebate if they meet the following qualifications:
1. A City of Odessa water and sewer customer (not trash only). Must have an individual account directly billed by the City of Odessa.
2. Only residential customers are eligible.
3. A copy of the purchase receipt is required before the before application can be processed.
4. All homes built in 1994 to present are ineligible.
5. Toilet being replaced must be 3.5 gallons per flush (or higher).
6. HETs must be purchased on or after May 15, 2012.
7. New toilet must be EPA Water Sense labeled. (See EPA WaterSense web site for a complete list of eligible toilets at
8. The rebate amount may not exceed the amount paid for the toilet before tax.
9. Maximum of three toilet rebates per household.

How To Get Your Rebate

To request an application, complete the online REBATE APPLICATION REQUEST FORM or call (432) 335-3204. Once your name, address, phone number, and account number have been verified, an official application will be sent through the mail. After installing the high-efficiency toilet, complete the application and submit it along with a copy of your purchase receipt to the City of Odessa Billing and Collections Department. City staff will review your application, purchase receipt and schedule an inspection, if necessary.

NOTE: No inspection is needed if a licensed contractor or plumber installs the toilet. If an inspection is necessary you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

After the inspection (if necessary) and approval of your application, $75 will be credited to your City of Odessa utility account within 1-2 billing cycles.

Questions: If you have further questions, e-mail or call (432) 335-3204

Steamboat Springs, CO water conservation rebate

■ High-efficiency toilets ($150 rebate for commercial, maximum $1,050; $100 rebate for residential, limit two per residence)

Rebates are for replacement of toilets manufactured before 1994 that use 3.5 gallons per flush or more. Only EPA WaterSense-labeled toilets that use 1.28 gallons per flush or less listed eligible for rebate. The WaterSense logo must appear on the toilet or box.

■ High-efficiency clothes washers ($100 rebate, limit one per residence)

Replace your 2000 or older model clothes washer with a high-efficiency model. Only Tier 3 models listed by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency atwww.waterenergysavings.comare eligible.

■ High-efficiency dishwashers ($100 rebate, limit one per residence)

Replace your 2002 or older model dishwasher with a high-efficiency model. Only models listed at are eligible. Other restrictions apply.

Steamboat Springs — Local water providers have launched a rebate program to encourage residents to conserve treated water, and the city of Steamboat Springs is looking to lead by example.

While the city is looking at alternative methods for watering some of its parks, the rebate program allows homeowners to receive a $100 rebate by swapping out an old toilet, washing machine or dishwasher with one that is efficient. Businesses can receive $150 for replacing a toilet.

Businesses and residential users also can receive rebates for making irrigation systems more efficient by installing rain sensors or efficient spray nozzles.

Money also is available for those who might be willing to part with their perfectly manicured yards. Replacing existing irrigated turf with indigenous drought-tolerant plants or nonirrigated xeriscape is worth a rebate of as much as $75.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this rebate program to customers in Steamboat Springs and Steamboat II,” Mount Werner Water District General Manager Jay Gallagher said in a news release. “The goal is to eliminate those old water-guzzling appliances, toilets and irrigation systems and to educate customers on how they can save money by reducing water consumption with new efficient appliances and irrigation systems.”

A grant from the Colorado Water Conservation board is paying for 75 percent of the $66,000 rebate program. The remaining matching funds are coming from the Mount Werner Water District, City of Steamboat Springs District and Steamboat II Metro District. The rebates will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about the rebate program can be found at

At the same time, the city is looking into using creek and river water at several parks that currently use treated water for irrigation.

By doing that, Steamboat’s Public Works Director Philo Shelton said, the city would be helping do its part in reducing the demand on the water filtration plant.

In the Steamboat area, officials are trying to reduce demand placed on the treatment plant, especially during peak usage days in the summer.

“Making wise water-use decisions directly affects the rate of future expenditures of public funds,” Gallagher said last week. “For each gallon we can shave off peak-day demand, we can defer the investment of a dollar in a new filtration bay. It also saves money on your water bill.”

Shelton said the city would be working with a consultant to help with the designs to convert the existing irrigation systems. He said the parks currently using river and creek water for irrigation are the Howelsen Hill fields, Emerald Fields and the Ski Town Fields next to the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

With water rights owned by the city, Shelton said officials are looking at drawing water from creeks or the Yampa River for Little Toots Park, Stehley Park near Butcherknife Canyon, Memorial Park near Steamboat Springs High School and West Lincoln Park just west of the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

“We have the water rights, so I want us to use them,” Shelton said.

He said it was too early to say how much it would cost to convert the irrigation systems or how much money the city could save in water bills.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email

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City of Fort Collins doubles rebate for replacing toilets

The city of Fort Collins is offering residents a chance to double their rebate up to $70 through July for replacing old toilets.

Toilets are typically the main source of water use in the home-accounting for nearly 30 percent of indoor consumption. Pre-1994 toilets use 3.5 to 7 gallons per flush, while newer WaterSense models use as little as 1.28 gallons per flush. Bathrooms that haven’t been updated in the past 15 years can achieve a savings of thousands of gallons of water a year by installing high-efficiency toilets. Look for toilets that score 500 or more on the MaP (Maximum Performance) toilet testing (PDF 245KB).


Residents can receive a $35 rebate (double to $70 through July) when they replace old water-guzzling toilets with a qualified WaterSense labeled model, and an additional $15 for recycling your old toilet.


For information, go to

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City of Griffin, GA offering $75 rebate for low flow toilets

Griffin has raised the rebate from $50 to $75 for residents who install new low flow toilets. Since the city initiated the toilet rebate program in 2009, only 35 residents have utilized the prog…

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