DATE: June 12, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Asif Ali, Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
The Broward Water Partnership recently received a 2012 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its Conservation Pay$ Program in the category of “promoting intergovernmental cooperation and coordination in addressing shared problems.”
Since October 1, 2011, the Program has issued more than $100,000 in rebates for the replacement of more than 1,050 water-wasting toilets with high-efficiency models. Through this program, Broward County residents and businesses have achieved long-term water savings while reducing their monthly expenses.
The Broward Water Partnership is a collaborative effort between Broward County and 17 municipal and water service providers aimed at saving 30 million gallons of water per day over the next five years. The goals of the Partnership are to achieve:
- Increased awareness of water conservation throughout the community
- Measurable water savings through individual and commercial participation in a rebate
- Incentives program that focuses on toilet rebates and other water saving devices
The program offers eligible residents, businesses and nonprofit groups rebates of up to $100 each for replacing toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons per flush with WaterSense® certified High-Efficiency Toilets that use 1.28 gallons of water per flush (gpf) or less. Residential homeowners can receive up to two rebates. Business and nonprofit groups may apply for additional rebates, based on availability. All participants must be pre-approved and other restrictions apply.
Other program benefits include:
Residents can learn more about ways to save water and apply for rebates by visiting ConservationPays.com or calling 1-800-270-9794.