Up to $75 rebate available.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 25% of commercial toilets in the U.S. are using flush volumes between 3 and 7 gallons of water per flush. In order to conserve potable water while reducing costs to the consumer, Tampa Bay Water Wise is offering rebates to businesses who replace their existing toilets with high efficiency EPA WaterSense certified toilets. These EPA WaterSense approved toilets use only 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf), potentially resulting in a significant reduction in potable water use compared to 3.5 gallon models! Products that earn the WaterSense label are independently certified to ensure they meet water efficiency and quality performance standards.
To be eligible, customers must replace a toilet that was manufactured in 1993 or earlier, because these older models use 3.5 gallons per flush or more. These older models may have been installed in homes that were built in 1994, and earlier. See below for details about how to determine the date of manufacture of a toilet. For more information regarding the rules, restrictions, and requirements, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section below, and the program’s Terms and Conditions.
|# 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 to schedule a pre-installation inspection at (727) 791-2323.|
To determine the date of manufacture of the existing toilet, remove the lid from the top of the tank. Look closely just above the water line for the toilet’s manufacture date. 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. Toilets manufactured in 1994 or later typically 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, 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.