DATE: June 24, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Asif Ali, Broward County
Natural Resources Planning and Management
Thanks to a partnership with Sunrise, Weston residents have two reasons to celebrate -- the water they’ll save and the money they'll keep! By simply taking advantage of the numerous water-saving tips and incentives, Weston residents can now save money and those with traditional water guzzling toilets can get up to $100 to replace them with higher efficiency ones.
The Broward Water Partnership includes Broward County and 18 local governments and water utilities. Sunrise Utilities, which provides water to a number of municipalities, recently agreed to expand the Conservation Pays program to Weston residents.
The Partnership has set an ambitious long-term goal to save 30 million gallons of water per day by providing rebates and other free incentives to qualifying residents, businesses and non-profit groups. To date, the Broward Water Partnership has distributed more than $266,000 in rebates and incentives to eligible participants who made simple changes in their water use habits or have traded in their water guzzling toilets!
If your home was built before 1994, you likely have older model toilets that are huge water-wasters, accounting for up to 35 percent of your average household’s water consumption. By replacing those toilets with new, water-saving models, you could receive a rebate of up to $100 for each old toilet you replace. The immediate savings are impressive, but the long-term benefits are countless.
Here are some of the details of the program:
- The program is open to nonprofits and qualifying businesses, too.
- Toilets purchased before June 4 are not eligible.
- To check your eligibility and apply for a rebate, visit ConservationPays.com. Rebates must be preapproved prior to purchase.
To find out if you may also qualify to receive free, low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators or call 800-270-9794. To reduce water use in commercial kitchens, qualified businesses can also receive free, pre-rinse spray valves.