If Replacing A Toilet Manufactured In 1993 Or Earlier
If you cannot produce all the below documentation and/or if you are replacing a toilet that was manufactured after the year 1993, you may still qualify for a $40 rebate.
Please confirm you have all of the following
It’s easy for homeowners to save water – and money – with every flush by upgrading to an EPA WaterSense certified toilet in their homes (single-family, condos, etc).
Prior to 1994, the plumbing code allowed the production of toilets that used over 3.5 gallons of water per flush (GPF), but models manufactured by today’s code use much less. You can conserve water by replacing older high-volume toilets with WaterSense certified models that use 1.28 GPF or less. This could lead to a decrease in your water bill, plus you can start saving instantly with a rebate of up to $100.
How Does it work?
If you have older toilets in your residence, it may be time for an upgrade. WaterSense certified toilets use 0.8 – 1.28 gallons per flush, significantly reducing how much water you use, and are widely available.
How do I determine the date of manufacture of my existing toilet?
Remove the lid from the top of the tank. Look closely just above the water line for the toilet’s manufacture date, or look on the lid. You may need to use a flashlight. The date may be an ink stamp, or imprint or etching in the wall. If the date is 1993 or earlier, this toilet will qualify for a $100 rebate. If there is no clear date stamp, take a photo of the numbers and letters that are stamped inside the tank and lid, and take a photo of the entire toilet. Toilets manufactured in 1994 or later usually have an ink stamp stating “1.6 gpf” on the toilet bowl, and they are eligible for the $40 rebate.
What are the benefits?
Toilets account for roughly 30% of a home’s indoor water use, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Reduced water usage can lower your water bill.
Products that earn the WaterSense label are independently certified to ensure they meet water efficiency and quality performance standards.
You must be an existing potable water utility customer of the city of Tampa, city of St. Petersburg, city of New Port Richey, Pinellas County, Pasco County or Hillsborough County.
You must own your home (single family, condo, mobile home, townhome, etc.) to qualify for this rebate
A maximum of 2 rebates are allowed per home, for the lifetime of the home.
Applications must be submitted within 1 year of purchase.
Applicant agrees to Customer Agreement (see below)
The toilet replaced must use 3.5 gallons per flush or more. Toilets that were manufactured in 1993 or earlier are eligible. To check the date of manufacture, please refer to the How do I determine the date of manufacture of my existing toilet section above.
Homes must have been built in 1994 or earlier.
A purchase receipt is required, indicating the brand, model number, itemized costs, number of units purchased, payment indication, purchase date and install date (if applicable).
A photograph of each old toilet you wish to replace—clearly showing the year of manufacture or the numbers/letters stamped on the tank or lid—is required. An additional photo of the entire old toilet is also helpful. If you are unable to provide a photograph, you must have both your old and newly installed toilet inspected. This means you must keep your old toilet so that it can be inspected at the same time as your newly installed toilet. After a successful inspection, a rebate will be issued if all other terms of the rebate are met.
Applicant must be an existing potable water utility customer of the city of Tampa, city of St. Petersburg, city of New Port Richey, Pinellas County, Pasco County or Hillsborough County.
Tampa Bay Water Wise reserves the right to verify the purchase and installation of the toilet(s) through a post-installation inspection. If the rebate inspector is unable to conduct a scheduled inspection to verify purchase and/or installation, the rebate check may not be issued.
Tampa Bay Water Wise reserves the right to inspect all submissions to determine eligibility. Fraudulent requests for rebates or duplicate submissions will be denied. Any paid rebates will be subject to repayment to Tampa Bay Water Wise if fraudulent activity is determined.
Applications submitted with missing or incomplete information will be subject to processing delays and/or denial of the rebate request.
Complete rebate applications submitted may take up to 30 days to be processed, approved, and rebate checks sent out. Rebate approval is at the sole discretion of Tampa Bay Water Wise, and submission of a rebate application does not guarantee rebate approval.
In order to receive a rebate, applicants must fulfill application requirements, meet rebate criteria, and accept the customer agreement.
Rebate(s) will be issued as a check made payable to the account holder or homeowner. Checks will not be issued to third parties or contractors, unless designated by the homeowner with a general release form here.
The rebate issued cannot exceed the purchase price of the installed product.
Rebates are offered on new products only. Used or refurbished items are not eligible for a rebate.
All products must be owned by the customer. Rented or leased products are not eligible for a rebate.
New construction projects are not eligible.
Purchases must be made on or after March 1, 2020, with applications submitted within 1 year of purchase.