The Broward Water Partnership has announced that within 90 days more than 350 Broward County residents were approved for rebates of up to $100 toward the purchase of an approved water efficient toilet.
The partnership, which comprises the county government and several municipalities and water utilities, is offering the rebates through its Conservation Pays program on a first-come first-served basis while supplies last.
The municipalities are City of Coral Springs, Cooper City, Davie, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderhill, Margate, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation and Sunrise.
By swapping out an old, water-guzzling toilet that uses 1.6 gallons per flush or more, the approved homeowners are expected to jointly save more than 1.4 million gallons of water per year.
Toilets can account for 30 to 35 percent of the water used daily in a home. Depending on how old the toilets are, the high-efficiency toilets could save up to 77 percent with every flush. Using less water may save money on utility bills. So, even without a rebate, high-efficiency toilets pay for themselves very quickly.
If you own a single-family home, townhouse or condo and live in one of the participating program areas, you may be eligible for one or two rebates of up to $100 each on a new, WaterSense certified High Efficiency Toilet that uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush or less.
Residents may also qualify to receive free low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Pre-rinse spray valves are available for business owners.
“Conserving water in our community is important, especially during the dry season months of November through April,” the partnership said in a statement. “Installing water-efficient products will help ensure that Broward County has enough water now and for the future.”
The number of rebates and incentives is limited and when they run out, they will not be available again until October.
To apply for the rebates, visit ConservationPays.com