TOILET REBATE PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER YEAR UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 OR WHEN FUNDS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED.
Seminole County Toilet Rebate Program Eligibility
You MUST be a Seminole County Environmental Services water customer; this means you pay your water bill to Seminole County Environmental Services Water & Sewer, NOT TO A CITY UTILITY OR PRIVATE UTILITY.
Your receipt must be dated between May 25, 2012 - September 30, 2014, to be eligible for a rebate. ALL REBATE APPLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS and PICTURES MUST BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2014. New toilet(s) must also be installed before turning in application.
*******PROGRAM ONLY AVAILABLE FOR HOMES BUILT PRIOR TO 1994*********
Homes that were built before 1994 have high flow toilets anywhere from 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf) to 7 gpf. These are the toilets we would like you to replace with a new 1.28 gpf toilet.
(If your home was built AFTER 1994, you already have a low flow toilet in your home per current building code)
REQUIRED ITEMS TO SUBMIT FOR REBATE:
- Completed Application that is signed and dated.
- ORIGINAL sales receipt showing the cost of the new 1.28 gpf EPA Certified WaterSense toilet
- EPA Certified WaterSense Logo (cut from the toilet box packaging)
- Photo of old toilet 3.5 gallons per flush, Before you remove it.
- Photo of new toilet 1.28 gallons per flush, or less, After it is installed.
For additional information and beneficial links please visit the link below.
Seminole County now offers a limited toilet replacement rebate program on a first-come, first-served basis. Rebates are available until budgeted rebate funds are depleted or until September 30, 2014, whichever comes first. By replacing existing high volume toilets put into use prior to 1994, a significant reduction in water usage can be achieved. This reduction in water use translates into cost savings for water customers. Seminole County water customers can qualify for a rebate on replacing their high flow toilets, to a new 1.28 gallons per flush toilet (gpf) or lower EPA certified WATERSENSE labeled toilet. Please call our office for eligibility in rebating a dual flush toilet. Water Conservation Coordinator, Debbie at (407) 665-2121 or Robert at (407) 665-2135.
Toilets comprise the largest category of indoor water use, averaging from more than one-third to almost one-half of total indoor water use. The 1992 Federal Energy Policy Act mandated that all toilets sold in the United States use an average of 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) or less. Toilets made during the period from 1980-1993 use 3.5 gallons or more per flush. Toilets made prior to 1980 use 5 – 7 gallons or more per flush. This rebate program is being offered as a means to reduce the amount of water used by consumers from older model toilets. Households could see a savings of 20,000 gallons of water annually!
How much water will I save by changing out my old toilet to a new high efficiency toilet (HET)? High Efficiency Toilets are 1.28 gallons per flush or less.
|Gallons per flush (gpf) of toilet
||# of people
||Gallons per family per day
||Gallons per family x days per year =
||Annual Water Used
||7 gpf x 5 flushes per person=35 x 4 people = 140
||140 x 365=
||5 gpf x 5 flushes per person = 25 x 4 people = 100
||100 x 365 =
||3.5 gpf x 5 flushes per person = 70
||70 x 365 =
|HET (1.28 gpf)
||1.28 gpf x 5 flushes per person = 6.4 x 4 people = 25.6
||25.6 x 365 =