Townhomes, condos, apartments can save water — and money — by replacing old toilets with high efficiency toilets. With rebates up to $75 per toilet, much of the cost of the new toilet is covered.
If you have toilets in your residence that use 3.5 gallons or more per flush and were manufactured before 1993, it’s time for an upgrade. Tampa Bay Water Wise is offering rebates to customers who replace their existing toilets with high efficiency EPA WaterSense certified toilets. These toilets use only 1.28 gallons per flush or less, resulting in a significantly less water usage!
Toilets account for roughly 30% of a home’s indoor water use, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Replacing an older toilet with a high-efficiency model can provide water and money savings.
|# of Toilets Replaced||# Photos required|
|1-10||One photo per toilet, up to 10 photos|
|50 or more||Please contact a Tampa Bay Water Wise representative to schedule a pre-installation inspection at (727) 791-2323.|
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 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 typically – which are not eligible – usually also have an ink stamp stating “1.6 gpf” on the toilet bowl., where the bowl lid attaches. A 1.6 gpf (gallons per flush) toilet is not eligible for the rebate.
If more than 20 toilets will be rebated, and you are concerned about eligibility prior to purchase, you may contact a qualified representative of Tampa Bay Water Wise to assess the eligibility of the property at (727) 791-2323.
Only property owners listed in the county assessor’s records are eligible to receive rebates, unless the property owner elects to assign the rebate to an authorized representative or third party by using the general release form here. Since property records and listings may vary, the program will allow rebate checks to be written to property owners or their authorized representatives when sufficient documentation is provided.