The biggest water user in the home is the toilet. More than 45 percent of indoor water used is flushed down the drain every day. Austell Public Works is introducing a toilet retrofit rebate program to provide an incentive for customers in homes built prior to 1993 to retrofit older hi-flow toilets with the new Ultra High Efficiency Toilet (UHET) technology. Customers will be eligible to receive rebates for up to three toilets per home for purchases made beginning November 5, 2007.
The program provides a $75.00 rebate for ultra high efficiency toilets, toilets using 1.1 gallons per flush, which have earned the WaterSense label. WaterSense is the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s labeling program for water efficiency. WaterSense labeled toilets will have the label on the product.
The rebate will appear as a credit on the customers’ water bill. Customers must purchase a toilet approved by the City of Austell Public Works Department, submit the original receipt to the water efficiency office, and, after verifying the eligibility of the toilet and the age of the home, a credit will be issued to the customers account. Program funds have been capped and rebates will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis depending on fund availability.
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