A story in the San Francisco Chronicle Friday stated that many people are buying new toilets and washers to save water.
The story mentions rebates of $100 or more are available from local water agencies.
I'm happy to report that our rebates are on the "more" side, and can even be used to purchase the popular Toto "Gwyneth" that has reached "near-cult" status in popularity. (I guess you have to give your toilet models names, but a likable movie star's first name?)
By the way, the rebate applies to both models of the Gwyneth.
On the toilets, CCWD offers vouchers of $175 that work as "instant" rebates when you buy models that use 1.28 gallons of water per flush or less.
These are the "High Efficiency Toilets" and include:
Gravity flush Toilets – use the weight of water to create a siphon action that pulls water and waste from the bowl.
Pressure-Assist Toilets – have a sealed vessel inside the tank and use air pressure to force a flush.
Dual Flush Toilets – allow you to select the amount of water that is used to flush the toilet, either a half flush for liquids or a full flush for solids.
All of the toilets approved for the voucher program have been tested and shown to be top performers, flushing at least 500 grams of material per single flush.
For more information on the program, look here. Prequalification is required, so get your vouchers before you buy.
For the washers, CCWD and PG&E are working together to offer rebates of $125 to $200, depending on how much water and power the model saves. All the information you need is here:
If you are a commercial customer, we also have all kinds of rebate programs tailored to your needs, including rebates of $350 for clothes washers and $175 for toilets.
Toilets and washers are long-term investments, and will save water for years to come.