City of Austin Water Conservation Toilet Rebate Program
The City of Austin offers an extensive range of water conservation rebates to businesses and consumers who replace their toilets. Even low flush toilets – 1.6 gallon-per-flush models that were installed since 1982 may be less water efficient over time as parts are replaced.
Did you know that replacing an older 3.5 gallon toilet with an efficient 1.6 gpf model could save $3,000 in water consumption over the life of the toilet? And new High-Efficiency Toilets (HETs) reduce water consumption by an additional 20%. Dual-flush toilets offer both a half-flush and full-flush option that varies in water consumption based on the flush volume selected.
Q The state-of-the-art today?
A HET toilets carrying the EPA WaterSense label.
In order to carry the EPA WaterSense label, a toilet must flush at least 350 grams. That’s more than the average baking potato. Learn which water conserving toilets carry the EPA WaterSense label on the EPA website. Only toilets that meet EPA WaterSense criteria will qualify for a rebate through the City of Austin Water Conservation Program.
Does your toilet pass the test?
Read more about toilet models that meet or exceed customer expectations for flush volume and performance requirements in the 2008 cooperative Canadian and American study Maximum Performance (MaP) Test.
Learn how to qualify for a rebate through the WashWise Rebate Program by replacing your washing machine in the next Plumbing Insights update, brought to you by the experts at 1st Home and Commercial Services.