$50 Rebates Offered for High-Efficiency Toilets

If you’re thinking about updating your bathroom or you just want a financial incentive to conserve a substantial amount of water, check out a great opportunity to save money on high-efficiency toilets.

Rebates of up to $50 are available for single-family and multi-family homeowners to offset the cost of approved toilets that have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense label. Through a related program, toilet-replacement rebates at commercial properties are up to $100 each, and rebates for qualifying urinals at commercial properties are up to $200 each.

Compared to old models that use 3.5 or 5 gallons per flush, new WaterSense toilets can save 63 to 74 percent per flush. Even homes with more modern toilets that require 1.6 gallons per flush can trim water use significantly by upgrading to WaterSense high-efficiency models that use 1.28 gallons per flush.

Toilets are by far the primary source of water use inside homes nationwide, accounting for about 30 percent of indoor residential water consumption, according to the EPA. By replacing older, inefficient toilets with WaterSense models, the EPA estimates the potential savings of 13,000 gallons of water and more than $110 in water costs per home each year.

Take time to read the details of the rebate offer, including a list of approved toilets, before getting started.