What are the benefits?
More than 25% of commercial toilets in the U.S. are using flush volumes between 3 and 7 gallons of water per flush, according to the U.S. EPA. Replacing older toilets with newer, water-saving toilets can help businesses save water and also potentially save money on their utility bill.
- The rebate of up to $75 helps with the cost of new toilets.
- Reduced water use may lower your utility bill, because the water use per toilet will be reduced by about 60%.
- Products that earn the WaterSense certified label are independently certified to ensure they meet water efficiency and quality performance standards.
The toilet installed must be a WaterSense certified toilet using 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) or less, and the toilet replaced must use 3.5 gpf or more. Toilets that were manufactured in 1993 or earlier are eligible. To check the date of manufacture, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below.
- 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.
- Eligible non-residential buildings must have been built prior to 1995.
- Applications must be submitted within 1 year of purchase.
- New valve-type toilets installed must be WaterSense certified, with valve and bowl combinations with a combined rating of 1.28 gpf or less. A list of eligible products can be found at https://lookforwatersense.epa.gov/Product-Search-Results-Flushometer.html. For very large retrofits such as in hospitals, arenas, prisons etc. contractors may wish to consult the MaP lists, which are tested for even higher performance than WaterSense map-testing.com/downloads.html. Look for Flushometer Valve/Bowl Toilet Combinations (High-use Commercial) and look at the column titled: 1.28-gallon (and less) MaP-tested combinations (HETs).
- If 50 or more toilets are going to be replaced, you must schedule a free pre-installation inspection to ensure full qualification. If 20 or more toilets will be replaced, you may choose to schedule a free pre-installation inspection to ensure full qualification. See Documentation Requirements more information.
- Applicant agrees to Customer Agreement (see below).
- A photograph of each old toilet you wish to replace—clearly showing the year of manufacture or the gallons per flush (gpf), which may be found on the top of the valve, is required. The number of photos you need to submit is outlined below. You may also schedule a free pre-installation inspection to ensure the units qualify by calling (727) 791-2323.
1-10 Toilets replaced – One photo per toilet, up to 10 photos
11-49 Toilets replaced – 10 photos
50 or more – Please contact a Tampa Bay Water Wise to schedule a pre-installation inspection at (727) 791-2323.
As an alternative, or if you are unable to provide the photographs, you may have both your old and newly installed toilets inspected. The number of old toilets you have to keep is the same as the number of photos you would have submitted. The old toilets will be inspected at the same time as your newly installed toilets. After a successful inspection, a rebate will be issued if all terms of the rebate are met.
- 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 copy of the utility bill.
- If rebate is payable to an authorized representative of the owner, a completed and signed general release form is required. You may download a general release form here.