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Durham expands toilet rebate program

Posted December 22, 2010

The city of Durham has expanded a program that reimburses residents for upgrading to high-efficiency toilets.

The program, sponsored by the city’s Department of Water Management, offers rebates valued at $100 for qualified water customers who replace their existing toilets with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense-labeled, high-efficiency toilet models.

The program is available to rental, multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional customers.

The expanded program also offers additional rebates to customers who have already replaced and been credited for one toilet replacement since the program rolled out in August 2008.

High-efficiency toilets use an average of 1.28 gallons per flush. Any toilet that meets the criteria and was purchased after January 1, 2008, will be eligible for the rebate.

More information on the rebates is available at www.durhamsaveswater.org or by calling the Durham’s Department of Water Management at 919-560-4381.


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  • RWS Dec 22, 2010

    Manly flushes... LOL! Wonder if the poster is actually manly.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Dec 22, 2010

    Those toilets are useless. I had to replace a toilet years ago. And that was the only type of toilet I could buy. It had a plastic bowl inside the tank that limited how much water was used to flush. The day I installed the toilet, was the day I "ripped" that plastic bowl out in pieces. My toilet now has a MANLY flush. Probably won't pass inspection if we ever sell the house. But I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

  • yabbadabbadooo Dec 22, 2010

    what a waste....