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.
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.
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.
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.
Toilets account for roughly 30% of a home’s indoor water use, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).