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Stimulate your bathroom: $100 from county to replace toilets

Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (WWS) will offer credits of $100 to customers who replace their high water use toilets with new, high-efficiency model toilets, beginning on October 1. WWS is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to promote their WaterSense® Labeled Toilet Program. This incentive program is part of Broward County’s ongoing water conservation efforts to reduce the demand for potable water and maintain an adequate supply of water for the present and the future.

Toilets are the main source of water used in the home, accounting for nearly 40 percent of residential indoor water consumption. Toilets also happen to be a major source of wasted water, due to leaks and/or inefficiency. Replacing an existing older, low-efficiency toilet with a USEPA WaterSense® Labeled Toilet model could save Broward County WWS customers approximately 11,000 – 18,000 gallons per year, per household.

USEPA estimates that a family of four that replaces its home’s older toilets with USEPA WaterSense® Labeled Toilet models will, on average, save up to $65 per year in reduced water utility bills, and $2,000 over the lifetime of the toilets.

Only customers of Broward County Water and Wastewater Services are eligible to apply. The application will be sent directly to each WWS customer in their regular billing statement. Customers who replace their toilets and submit paid receipts for purchase and proper installation will receive a $100 credit per toilet on their utility bill. Up to two credits per household are allowed. Qualifying high-efficiency toilets are available at most home improvement retail outlets.

For additional information, contact Water and Wastewater Services at

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Sep 29 2009. Filed under Broward County, Business, Environmental, Fort Lauderdale. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Stimulate your bathroom: $100 from county to replace toilets”

  1. Andrea Paulinelli

    Toilets account for approx. 30% of water used indoors. By installing a Dual Flush toilet you can save between 40% and 70% of drinking water being flushed down the toilet, depending how old the toilet is you are going to replace.
    If you are serious about saving water, want a toilet that really works and is affordable, I highly recommend installing a Dual Flush toilet. Caroma toilets offer a patented dual flush technology consisting of a 0.8 Gal flush for liquid waste and a 1.6 Gal flush for solids. On an average of 5 uses a day (4 liquid/ 1 solid) a Caroma Dual Flush toilet uses an average of 0.96 gallons per flush. The new Sydney Smart uses only 1.28 and 0.8 gpf, that is an average of 0.89 gallons per flush. This is the lowest water consumption of any toilet available in the US. Caroma, an Australian company set the standard by giving the world its first successful two button dual flush system in the nineteen eighties and has since perfected the technology. Also, with a full 3.5″ trapway, these toilets virtually never clog. All of Caroma’s toilets are on the list of WaterSense labeled HET’s (High Efficiency toilets) and also qualify for several toilet rebate programs available in the US. Please visit my blog
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