Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Successful County Toilet Rebate Program Begins its Third Consecutive Year

Over the past two years, the Broward Water Partnership, a collaboration of local governments, has provided more than $344,000 in rebates for replacing more than 3,700 outdated, water- guzzling toilets. Now, beginning its third year, many Broward County residents will once again have the opportunity to save money by replacing their old inefficient toilets with new high-efficiency models.

If your home was built prior to 1994, your toilet may be the original, making you eligible to participate and receive up to $100 in rebates per toilet for the purchase and installation of up to two new water-saving models. The goal is to replace toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush with a new, WaterSense® certified, high-efficiency model that uses 1.28 gallons per flush or less.

Broward County and 18 cities and water utilities, including Lauderhill, have partnered to help residents obtain rebates and conserve water when they purchase a new, high-efficiency toilet. The Broward Water Partnership is offering rebates to qualified homeowners through its Conservation Pay$ program.

Some residents will also be eligible to receive free low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads. The older the original fixture, the greater the potential water savings, as much as 70 – 90 percent, depending on the device.

The thousands of residents who have replaced their old toilets and installed other water saving devices have helped our community save more than 165 million gallons of water annually over the life of the program!

Commercial and multifamily properties, along with nonprofit organizations, are also eligible, with the total number of allowable rebates determined on a case-by-case basis. High efficiency prerinse spray valves are available for commercial kitchens. Each replacement can save up to 400,000 gallons per year, the equivalent of 27 residential swimming pools. All participants must be pre-approved and other restrictions apply.

To see if your community is participating, visit ConservationPay$.com or call 1-800-270-9794 for more information.

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