Australians Drop Their Pants to Protest Lack of Toilets

Australian beachgoers fed up with a lack of public toilet facilities on their local beaches came up with a very literal way to show their displeasure: by bringing their own toilets to the beach. On Sunday morning the dozen protesters, each dressed in top hats…

via Australians Drop Their Pants to Protest Lack of Toilets.

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Redlands, CA toilet rebate

http://cityofredlands.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/MUED/Water%20Conservation/RebateApplication.pdf

Riverside, CA rebate programs

http://www.greenriverside.com/Green-Rebate-Programs-7/Residential/Water-Efficiency-113/Rebate-139/High_Efficiency_Toilets

New Tecumseth, CAN toilet rebate program

Source: http://www.simcoe.com/news/article/1419299–new-tec-offers-rebates-for-using-less-water

New Tec offers rebates for using less water

NEW TECUMSETH – New Tecumseth is offering a little incentive for residents looking to reduce their water use.

To help offset the cost of replacing high water consumption toilets with low flush toilets, the town is offering a $50 rebate per toilet. For residents buying a rain barrel, the town is offering a rebate of 50 per cent of the cost of the barrel (to a maximum of $50).

By installing an EcoEnergy low flush toilet, the town says people can help the environment by reducing water consumption and save money on your water bill. Rainwater collected through outdoor rain barrels can be used to water your lawn and flower garden or washing the car.

Each residence is eligible for two EcoEnergy toilets and one rain barrel for the first year of the Ministry of Environment-mandated program.

Rebate forms are available online at http://www.town.newtecumseth.on.ca/TownHall/WaterConservation/index.htm or by calling 905-729-1270 ext. 432.

Venice, FL toilet rebate program

Living Green: Venice toilet rebate program.

Living Green: Venice toilet rebate program

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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

Source: http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/wm/toilet_rebates.cfm

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 toiletrebate@durhamnc.gov.

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