Toilet rebate program in North Cowichan, BC Canada

please find details here

http://www.northcowichan.bc.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?NewsID=177

Region and Rona, Mississauga, Canada offer toilet rebates

Simcoe Article: Region and Rona offer toilet rebates.

Toilet rebates flush with requests, but cash draining

Source National Post November 23, 2009, 4:30 PM by Jodie Shupac

The shift to all things green gains momentum, and certain cities are flush with requests for energy-efficient household alternatives.

Save Water While Saving Money—Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Features WaterSense® Labeled Products

If you’re planning to buy a toilet or bathroom sink faucet this fall, timing your purchase to coincide with Georgia’s sales tax holiday for WaterSense labeled products can help you save a little money. Between October 1 and October 4, 2009, customers will not have to pay sales tax on toilets and bathroom sink faucets and accessories that have earned the WaterSense label. Consumers can be sure that products with the WaterSense label have been independently certified to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rigorous criteria for water efficiency and performance. 

Purchasing and installing WaterSense labeled products is a key way Georgians can save water. If just one out of every four households in Georgia would retrofit their bathrooms with WaterSense labeled bathroom fixtures, it could save nearly 10 billion gallons per year—enough for every Georgian to take a shower daily for about two months. 

Whether remodeling a bathroom, constructing a new home, or simply replacing older, inefficient fixtures that waste money and water, consider installing a WaterSense labeled toilet or bathroom sink faucet. 

As consumers shop for WaterSense labeled toilets during the sales tax holiday, they can be sure these fixtures use 20 percent less water than the current federal standard for toilets and that WaterSense labeled bathroom sink faucets and accessories will reduce a sink’s water flow by 30 percent or more. Because all products must be tested to meet EPA’s criteria before earning the WaterSense label, these water savings are achieved without sacrificing performance. 

The sales tax holiday on WaterSense labeled products will start Thursday, October 1 at midnight and will continue through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 4.  Any WaterSense labeled product purchased for noncommercial home or personal use during the sales tax holiday will be Georgia state sales tax-free. 

For more information on the sales tax holiday, visit Conserve Water Georgia.

For more information on WaterSense, please visit www.epa.gov/watersense

For more information on WaterSense labeled, High Efficiency Toilets, please contact GA’s largest seller of the award-winning Caroma Dual Flush toilets, ecoTransitions. All of Caroma’s 47 floor mounted models also qualify for the $100 toilet rebate offered by most Metro Atlanta Water authorities. For more information, visit http://www.ecotransitions.com/ or contact them via email at sales@ecotransitions.com or by phone at (678) 313-9260. ecotrans_watersense_partner logo

Canada, BC: Comox Valley Regional District Goes Low Flow with Toilet Rebate Program

Source: British Columbia News, www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

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

Lack of money for rebates halts Inland distribution of water-saving toilets

Source http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_toilets02.48120c7.html

By LAURIE LUCAS
The Press-Enterprise

 
Western Municipal Water District’s participation in a program that this week will finish delivering 1,500 water-saving toilets at no cost to Riverside County homes, hotels and commercial buildings is in limbo because of doubt about whether Western will receive promised rebates.

In the past three months, the Mission Inn, UC Riverside and March Air Reserve Base received a total of 1,000 of the toilets, and 500 went to Corona, mostly to multifamily residences such as apartments.

One low-flow toilet will save about 2 gallons per flush or 4,800 gallons a year, according to Clay Monroe, water conservation coordinator with Riverside Public Utilities.

But the program was suspended because of the uncertainty of reimbursement from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, said Tim Barr. He’s the water use efficiency manager for Western, which covers 527 square miles serving 853,000 people in the Jurupa Valley, Corona, Norco, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake and Temecula. Besides Riverside, the city of Corona also worked closely with Barr to promote the project.

Metropolitan’s blanket program, “SoCal Water$mart” was designed as a conservation incentive for the 26 cities and agencies that buy its water in six counties for 19 million people. Rebates on high-efficiency toilets and other equipment had been available to residents of areas that receive MWD water, including Eastern and Western municipal water districts in Riverside County and Inland Empire Utilities Agency in western San Bernardino County.

Barr said Western drew up its own marketing campaign touting low-flow toilets.

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Michael Franchek, vice president of sales and marketing with Ecogreen Services, removes a 3.5-gallon toilet from an apartment in Riverside.

8,000 INSTALLED

Eastern installed 8,000 of the low-flow toilets this last fiscal year. The agency has shelved requests for another 1,500 until Metropolitan resolves its budget problems. Perris-based Eastern serves an area from Moreno Valley south to Temecula and east to Hemet and San Jacinto.

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency installed 4,256 low-flow toilets this last fiscal year. Chino-based Inland serves the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, and Upland as well as the Cucamonga Valley and Monte Vista Water Districts and the Water Facilities Authority.

Initially, Metropolitan agreed to pitch in anywhere from $50 to $100 per toilet; Western would pick up the rest of the cost from its rate payers. But because Metropolitan didn’t have the money to cover the overwhelming demand for rebates, Western could be on the hook for anywhere from $65 to $110 per toilet, Barr said. “So Metropolitan is suspending its commercial program from three to six months until after an audit and they figure out how to go forward,” Barr said.

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Low-flow toilets save about 2 gallons per flush, or 4,800 gallons a year, conservation experts say.

MWD’s regional rebate program is $24 million in the hole. The program started with $20 million, which doubled last February. Those resources dried up in May and the board turned off the spending tap until an audit is complete. A report is expected at the next board meeting, July 14.

The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, the regional equivalent of Metropolitan, serving 700,000 water users over 350 square miles, might offer a similar water conservation program, according to Douglass Headrick, deputy general manager. “We’re watching to see how this will play out with Metropolitan,” he said.

PROGRAM WINDS DOWN

Meanwhile, Western’s program is winding down this week with toilet installations concluding in the Sandra Apartments on 7th Street in Riverside, said contractor Michael Franchek.

His Encinitas-based company, Ecogreen Services, contracted with Western Municipal in April to install 1,500 toilets at $165 apiece. Since April, Franchek has placed 80 percent of the new toilets in multi-family residences and the rest in hotels and commercial buildings.

Low-flow toilets look no different from their predecessors and cost about the same, according to Franchek.

“They flow a lot less because of their intelligent design,” he said.

The old fixtures use 3.5 gallons per flush while their replacements use less than 1.3 gallons per flush. Recyclers grind up the put-out-to-pasture toilets which are used as construction aggregate.

Russ Kitchen, director of the Mission Inn’s property operations, said he’s pleased with the 80 new low-flows, the latest in the hotel’s efforts to go green.

“We’re always looking for ways to conserve our natural resources,” he said. Management has retrofitted its cooling center to use less energy and replaced most lighting with fluorescent bulbs.

Reach Laurie Lucas at 951-368-9569 or llucas@PE.com

TO SAVE WATER

Take shorter showers

Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth

Water your lawn only when it needs it

Use a broom to clean driveways and sidewalks

Adjust sprinklers so they don’t water driveways and sidewalks

Wash only full loads of laundry

Run dishwasher only when full

Fix leaky faucets and toilets

Use a shut-off nozzle on your hose

Plant drought-resistant trees and plants

Source: Western Municipal Water District

 

 

See how much water and money you can save by upgrading an inefficient toilet to a High Efficiency, Caroma Dual flush toilet

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Arnold offering rebate on low-flow toilets

Suburban Journals | News | Arnold offering rebate on low-flow toilets

Saving money while conserving a valuable natural resource is a pretty useful combination.

That’s what the city of Arnold is trying to promote with a new rebate program for “low flow” toilets.

The city is offering a $50 rebate toward installation of the water-saving toilets.

“Councilman (Phil) Amato and I devised this program to assist homeowners in making water conservation easy in their homes,” said Matt Unrein, city administrator. “A water saving toilet can save the average homeowner 20 percent in their total water usage.”

The program does have some restrictions.

Only residential single family and multifamily two, three and four family structures are eligible. Apartment complexes are not eligible.

New construction projects are also not eligible as state and federal law requires installation of low flow toilets in all new construction, according to Unrein.

The city also requires the following:

You must be a customer in the City of Arnold sewer district area.

You must purchase a 1.6 gallon low flow toilet from a business located within the corporate limits of the City of Arnold and install in a residence located within the same.

You must submit completed application along with original receipt and UPC/barcode from the box for low flow toilet.

City of Arnold personnel may request verification of installation.

After all requirements are met the rebate will be applied to the account noted on the application.

The rebate many only be applied to accounts in good standing.

The city has budgeted $20,000 from its sewer fund to pay for the rebate program.

For more information call 636-282-6600.

Chris Campbell

The toilet rebate form can be found here

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Treat your Valentine to a Dual Flush toilet

WHAT better way to test your love on Valentine’s Day than check out toilets?

Manitoba retailers are gearing up for next Saturday’s one-day toilet sale blitz, in which the province will give a $50 rebate towards the purchase of a water-efficient dual-flush toilet.

With one week before the Feb. 21 sale, the province is encouraging buyers to shop around first to get to know what toilet they’d like to buy.

The sale is offered under the province’s WaterSmart program, designed to help Manitobans save at least 80-million litres of water annually.

More information on the one-day sale is available at: www.gov.mb.ca/seeinggreen/watersmart.html.

Source Winnipeg Free Press

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SAWS – San Antonio Water System – Water conservation Program and Rebate

SAWS has developed these water-wise programs and rebates to encourage conservation by saving you a lot of green for residential as well as commercial customers.

If you’re a homeowner and a SAWS customer, you can get these great rebates by taking steps to conserve water:

With Commercial customers accounting for 10% of the customer base and 40% of SAWS’ annual water sales, there is great potential for water savings through their commercial conservation programs:

Commercial Large Scale Retrofit Rebate
SAWS provides an economic incentive in the form of rebates to those customers that choose to convert to water-saving equipment and practices.

Commercial Toilet Retrofit Program
Choose from one, or any combination of our program options designed to significantly reduce your company’s water bill and overall water consumption.

Commercial Cooling Tower Audit
SAWS is offering a free audit that can help you improve the performance of your cooling tower.

Restaurant Certified WaterSaver Program
Retrofitting your business with water-conserving products can lower your operating costs. SAWS is offering you free retrofits and installation to help you become a Certified WaterSaver!

Golf Fore SA
Golf Fore SA is the first program of its kind to help golf courses develop conservation and community-oriented practices and provide certification for their achievement.

In addition to the above mentioned programs, SAWS also offers the following programs:

Season to Save Community Challenge
Did you know you can raise money for your neighborhood group or non-profit association and save thousands of gallons of water at the same time? 

Seasonal Irrigation Program
The amount of water your lawn needs is probably less than you think. But how do you know how much it takes to keep it healthy? Just follow the “Seasonal Irrigation Program” or SIP advice each week.

Home Water Conservation Audit
Want to keep money from going down the drain? Get a free audit, and learn how! By performing a a simple water audit you can save water and money.

Why Conserve?

The Edwards Aquifer is the primary source of water for Central Texas. It stretches for over 8,000 sq. miles only 500 feet below the surface and supplies over 1.3 million people with high-quality drinking water. That’s why it’s so important to increase our efforts in protecting and conserving San Antonio’s number one natural resource.

SAWS is a permitted water system with overall regional limits to pumping. Translated into English, this means they’re only allowed so much water from the Edwards Aquifer. That’s why it’s so important to save it. Conservation is the cheapest source of water. Water we save is water we don’t have to buy. So it’s important we do everything we can to decrease our water consumption. Plumbing fixture retrofits, watersaver landscapes, and improved habits are all things that will help us make low water use a part of every person’s everyday life.

Please visit the San Antonio Water System’s website to view the information posted above as well as a lot more helpful info, tips and advise on how to conserve water.

The San Antonio Water System is truly a Leader in the US for implementing Water Conservation Programs. Lets ask our communities to adopt some (or all) of these programs to ensure the availability of clean drinking water in the future.

Toilet Rebate Incentive Program in Madison, WI

Source NBC15.com

Press Release from the City of Madison:

Madison–The Madison Water Utility has begun offering rebates of up to $100 as an incentive for residential customers to replace their older toilets with EPA WaterSense-labeled High Efficiency Toilet (HET) models. The program is part of the utility’s Water Conservation and Sustainability Plan to reduce per capita water usage 20 percent by the year 2020, with the goal of protecting the quality and quantity of the deep-well aquifer that supplies the Madison area.

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved funding the rebate program through water rates, allocating $250,000 for $100 rebates to individual customers who replace older toilets. The EPA’s WaterSense program is part of that agency’s mission to protect drinking water resources, and it is similar in approach to Energy Star labeling for electric appliances.

“Although this program is the first of its type in Wisconsin,” Water Utility General Manager Tom Heikkinen said, “many other jurisdictions throughout the U.S. have implemented similar conservation incentives. Toilets are the largest users of water in the home, so this is the logical place to encourage water efficiency.”

Plan details:look for watersense label
Toilets eligible for the rebate must be HETs (which use an average of 1.28 gallons per flush) and must be on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense list. Any toilet that meets the criteria and is purchased after January 1, 2009, will be eligible.

To apply for the rebate, customers must submit the original, dated sales receipt for the toilet showing the manufacturer’s model name and number and the completed application form–which can be found on the utility’s website http://www.madisonwater.org–or by stopping at the utility offices at 119 East Olin Avenue. Rebate checks will be mailed approximately 2 to 3 weeks after receipt of the application.

Participants in the program must be residential customers of the Madison Water Utility, who live in single-family homes, condos, or apartments in buildings no larger than four units. Rebates are for replacement of existing larger-capacity toilets, and are not for new construction. Rebates are first-come, first-served until funding is exhausted, and are limited to one per household. Additional details can be found on the utility website or by calling the Madison Water Utility at 608:266-9129.

Caroma manufactures High Efficiency Dual Flush toilets that qualify for the $100 rebate. To find out why these toilets are simply the best in my opinion, please view this YouTube video

Another great video to see why these toilets don’t clog

Caroma is an Australian company and the world leader in water conservation products for the bathroom. Since Australia is the second driest continent on the planet after Antarctica, its inhabitants were forced to get creative about water conservation in the bathroom. In 1984, after winning a grant from the Australian Government, Caroma set the standard in its industry by successfully introducing two button dual flush toilets.

The strength ancaravelle-one-piece-side-viewd success of Caroma has been built on the foundations of innovation, water conservation and quality.

Caroma manufactures a complete range of some of the most elegant and technologically advanced bathroom products in the world. Caroma is considered the world leader in dual flush technology and does not produce a single toilet line without this important technology.

Today, the world is recognizing the necessity of resource conservation and looking to Caroma for answers.

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To view the full product line available in the US, please visit http://www.caromausa.com

West Basin Free Toilet Exchange Program

The West Basin Municipal Water District (view map here)  provides Free One-Day Exchange Events to provide the public with free high-quality HETs that conserve water. The intent of this program is to encourage the public to change out their older water-wasting toilets (3 gallons and up) with new HETs that are available free-of-charge through this program.

West Basin has distributed more than 46,000 toilets since 1995 in an effort to conserve water. These HET’s (High Efficiency Toilets) are currently conserving 300 million gallons of water each year – enough to provide water to 2000 families per year.

If you live in the West Basin area, please visit the West Basin Municipal Water Districts website here.

To find out more about High Efficiency toilets, please visit my blog “What you should know about toilets”. Thank you!

Save Water, Save A Buck

About Save Water, Save A Buck

Save Water, Save a Buck is a rebate program in Southern California that offers cash rebates on a wide variety of water-saving technologies. Devices available for rebates include High-Efficiency and Ultra Low Flush Toilets, High-Efficiency and Zero Water Urinals, food services equipment such as Pre-Rinse Spray Heads and Connectionless Food Steamers, HVAC equipment such as Cooling Tower and pH Conductivity Controllers, cleaning equipment such as High-Efficiency Clothes Washers and Pressurized Waterbrooms and medical equipment like X-Ray Film Processor Recirculation Systems, Steam Sterilizer Retrofits and Dry-Vacuum Pumps.

Through MWD’s Save Water, Save A Buck Program, Southern California businesses are eligible for generous rebates to help encourage water efficiency and conservation.

The program also offers rebates on outdoor landscaping equipment such as weather based “smart” irrigation controllers, rotating spray nozzle retrofits for pop-up spray heads, high efficiency nozzle retrofits for large rotary sprinklers and synthetic turf.

As the drought is worsening and the water levels at Lake Lanier declining, it may be time for a program like Save Water, Save a Buck ibaby treefrog born in our back yardn Georgia. Not only will we save millions of gallons of drinking water and money each day, we will also help our economy. Plumbers will have work, Manufacturers will start hiring again and we will feel good about doing something ” kind” to our world in these tough times. Please read the Mission Statement as well as a lot more interesting information about Water efficiency and Water Recycling here.

As a Small Business, but nevertheless largest Supplier for Caroma Dual Flush toilets in Georgia, I am a proud to notice that the list of eligible High Efficiency Toilets (HET’s)  includes the follwing models

  1. 46 manufactured by Caroma Industries
  2. 20 made by Toto
  3. 19 made by Crane
  4. 17 made by American Standard
  5. 12 mady by Kohler
  6. 11 made by Mansfield
  7. 9 made by Zurn

and several made by various manufactures such as Aquasource, Briggs, Cascadian, Foremost, Gerber, Glacier Bay, Greentide, Jacuzzi, Niagara, OPS, Pegasus (a Home Depot brand), Proflow (a Ferguson brand), Quality Craft, Seasons (a HD Supply brand), Sterling (a Kohler company), Tangshan Ayers Bath, Tynan, Vitra, Vortens and Wateridge.

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Furthering an ongoing commitment to products that conserve water, Caroma has recently introduced the H2Zero™ Waterless Urinal in the US. The vitreous china urinal incorporates unique cartridge technology that operates with zero water for optimum performance and water conservation. Another model, the Leda urinal uses only 0.48 gallons per flush while the Cube 3 Ultra uses a remarkable 0.15 gallons per flush, or a mere pint of water. Thanks to its innovative design and technology, the Cube 3 Ultra was named one of the Top 10 green building products of 2007 by GreenSpec.

All eligible toilets are included on the list of WaterSense labeled High Efficiency toilets, which is updated regularly on EPA’s WaterSense program site. Since I became a WaterSense partner in Georgia beginning of 2008, the list of Watersense labeled toilets grew from 115 models on 11/29/07 to 249 models on 12/15/08.

Find out more about Caroma toilets at ttp://www.caromausa.com or http://www.ecoTransitions.com. To see why they work so well, please visit us on YouTube.

What you should know about toilets

Toilets account for almost 30% of residential indoor water use in the United States.

Toilets are also a major source of wasted water due to leaks and inefficiency. In a home that was built prior to 1993 it is most likely that the toilet uses 3.5 gallons or more for every single flush (in Dekalb County alone, approx. 165,000 homes were built prior to 1993 – there are approx. 1 Mio. Homes in the Greater Atlanta area that still have old, inefficient toilets in use). Experts say that the minimum needed to meet the basic human needs of drinking, cooking and hygiene is five gallons of clean water per person per day. It’s far from enough to ensure health and well-being-just enough to get by. Do we really need to flush down that much each time we go “Number One”?

In the beginning of modern toilets there was the seven-gallon flushing porcelain lavatory. Then there was the low-flush toilet. And by the time you’d flushed several times the bowl was “clear” and you had flushed more water than you did with the faithful lavatory.

Then there was the new and improved low-flush toilet, which was better but still not what always got the job done. And finally, the High-Efficiency toilet arrived; you now have your choice of flushing as little as .8 gallons with dual flush toilets. The best part is that they really work!

What Are High-Efficiency Toilets?

Under federal law, toilets must not exceed 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf). High-efficiency toilets (HETs) go beyond the standard and use less than 1.3 gpf. The WaterSense label will be used on HETs that are certified by independent laboratory testing to meet rigorous criteria for both performance and efficiency. Only HETs that complete the third-party certification process can earn the WaterSense label.

 Do High Efficiency Toilets Work?

Everyone is concerned about the performance of low-flow toilets. Do they clear the bowl and leave it clean? Do they stop up frequently? Unlike the first 1.6 gallon / flush toilets, WaterSense HETs combine high efficiency with high performance. Advances in toilet design permit WaterSense HETs to save water without loss of flushing power. In fact, many perform better than standard toilets in consumer testing. Want proof? Watch this amazing video of Eddie Wilcut, the Water Conservation Manager for the City of San Antonio, flushing a Russet potato down a Caroma toilet with the full flush (1.6 gallon) AND half flush (0.8 gallon), which is meant for liquid waste.

How Much Water and Money Do HETs Save?

High efficiency toilets save you money by reducing your water and wastewater costs. Over the course of a lifetime, an average person flushes the toilet nearly 140,000 times. If you install a WaterSense HET, you can save 4,000 gallons per year and your children can each save about a third of a million gallons during their lifetime. If a family of four replaces one 3.5 gpf toilet made between 1980 and 1994 with a WaterSense toilet, they can save $2,000 over the lifetime of the toilet. If the toilet being replaced was made before 1980, it uses 5 gallons per flush so the savings will be much greater. If you’d like to calculate how much water you can save try the water savings calculator on www.ecotransitions.com.

With these savings, new high-efficiency toilets can pay for themselves in only a few years. Even better, many local utilities offer substantial rebates for replacing old toilets with HETs. Detailed information on the rebates available in Georgia can be found here Rebates in Georgia

What are Dual Flush toilets?

Dual flush toilets offer a patented dual flush technology consisting of a 0.8 Gal flush for liquid waste and a 1.6 Gal flush for solids. They can save up to 40% (approx. 4600 gallons) compared to today’s standard 1.6-gallon single flush toilets. On an average of 4/1 uses a day,  Dual Flush toilets have the lowest water consumption of all – 0.96 Gallons per flush. Caroma, an Australian manufacturer that invented the Dual Flush technology manufactures award winning toilets that are both user friendly and, with a full 3.5″ trap way, virtually blockage-free!  Wouldn’t that be nice to be able to finally kiss the plunger good bye? Beware of some products reducing the amount of water flushed to use with your existing toilet. Existing bowls are not designed to perform with reduced amounts of water, so the likelihood of clogging your toilet while you are trying to flush paper and solid waste increases drastically.

Select a WaterSense Labeled High-Efficiency Toilet!look for watersense label

Whether you are remodeling a bathroom, beginning construction of a new house, or just want to replace an old, leaky toilet, a WaterSense labeled HET is your best bet. Look for the WaterSense label on any toilet you buy. If every home in the United States replaced just one old toilet with a new HET, we would save almost one trillion (spelled with a T)

gallons of water per year, equal to more than two weeks of the water flowing over Niagara Falls!

Note that some manufacturers offer high-efficiency and ordinary models with very similar names, so be sure and look for the WaterSense label. A list of WaterSense labeled High-Efficiency Toilets can be found here List of WaterSense labeled HET’s published by the EPA.

Where can I find a HET?

To find WaterSense partners and resources in your area, please follow the link and click on your state below or choose from the list that follows. EPA – Where you live

For a watersavings calculator and more information on Dual Flush toilets please visit www.ecotransitions.com.

WaterSense Partners helped save 277 million gallons of water in 2007

New Atlanta Distribution Center for Caroma High Efficiency Toilets

ecoTransitions Inc., a Watersense Partner, has partnered with Caroma USA to distribute WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilets (HET) in Georgia.February 2008 – ecoTransitions encourages Georgians to actively conserve water and decrease their monthly water bills by offering high efficiency Dual Flush toilets. From its newly opened Distribution Center, ecoTransitions broadens the selection of water conserving toilets available in Atlanta.  “In a time of a dwindling water supply in Georgia, it is time to look at the No. 1 water-wasting feature in every house”, said ecoTransisions owner and Georgia resident Andrea Paulinelli. “Toilets are still the biggest water users in our homes. When we think about conserving water and long term savings, retrofitting our toilets is the single best solution.” Most of ecoTransitions Caroma High Efficiency Toilets (HET) are listed on EPA’s Watersense list and qualify for the rebates currently offered by many counties and the City of Atlanta. Because water use reduction is an integral part of LEED™, credits can be obtained as well. Caroma toilets employ an integrated dual flush mechanism, letting the user select either a full flush (1.6gpf) or a half flush (0.8gpf). The patented technology can save up to 72% (approx. 18,000 gallons) of annual water usage compared to the traditional 3.5-gallon flush and up to 40% (approx. 4600 gallons) compared to today’s standard 1.6-gallon single flush toilets. A sophisticated redesigned bowl and a larger 4 inch trap allow waste to easily be pushed down with less water. The larger trap way eliminates clogs caused by excessive paper waste in the bowl. Other key strengths include: Elegant Design – Contemporary European design fits with just about any bathroom décor. Well-rounded corners and an easy closing seat provide easy cleaning. Installer-friendly – most Caroma US toilets can be roughed in at 10″ to 12″ with the use of a plastic offset connector. A larger footprint makes for easier replacement of old toilets. Virtually Maintenance Free – Dual Flush Technology eliminates the need for flapper, ball cock, chain and handle failure issues. Complete Fixture Range – The current US line includes a mix of toilets and lavatories for residential and commercial applications. ecoTransitions Inc.

 you chose between half flush and full flush

Visit www.ecotransitions.com or email Sales@ecotransitions.com for more info, Contact: Andrea Paulinelli, ceo