DATE: March 13, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Asif Ali, Broward County
Natural Resources Planning and Management
MEDIA CONTACT: Nicole Sawyer, Environmental PR Group
The Broward Water Partnership rebate program is expanding the eligibility for program benefits to include multifamily housing units, not-for-profit agencies and commercial buildings.
The Partnership, a water conservation collaborative involving Broward County and 17 local municipalities and water utilities, is offering rebates of up to $100 each for the replacement of toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush (gpf) with High-Efficiency Toilets that use 1.28 gpf or less.
Jennifer Jurado, director of Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, pointed out that expanding this program moves the community closer to the goal of saving 30 million gallons of water per day. “The $100 rebate can offset the full purchase price of High Efficiency Toilets and customers will immediately save money on their next water bill while saving water. By upgrading the plumbing in our existing buildings and residences we can delay the development of new water supplies and help keep water rates low.”
The total number of rebates available to commercial and multifamily establishments is determined on a case-by-case basis. Residential homeowners can receive up to two rebates.
Some applicants may also qualify to receive free, low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads. Water-efficient pre-rinse spray valves for commercial kitchens are also available and can reduce water consumption by as much as 70 percent - delivering a tremendous water and cost savings.
All participants must be pre-approved and other restrictions apply. Supplies are limited so act now and start saving.
Visit ConservationPays.com to determine if you are eligible. Or, call 1-800-270-9794 for more information.