Truckee, don’t flush money down the toilet! | SierraSun.com

Truckee, don’t flush money down the toilet!

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s Water-Efficient Toilet Rebate program gives cash to customers who replace old toilets with new water-saving ones. Customers with homes or businesses built before 1992 can replace up to three old toilets with water-efficient toilets and receive a $100 rebate on each one.

By replacing old toilets, customers will not only receive a rebate, they will also conserve a significant amount of water. Older toilets typically use between 3-7 gallons of water per flush. New, water-saving toilets – required in homes and businesses 1992 and after – only use 1.6 gallons of water per flush, or less.

“Conserving water is becoming more and more important, and the TDPUD is working hard to help our customers save water and save money,” said Tony Laliotis, TDPUD director. “Toilets are one of the biggest water users inside a home or business so replacing your older, inefficient toilets can be a great investment.”

To receive a $100 rebate, customers must submit a rebate request form for up to three toilets per household or business. A proof of purchase must be included with the form, and customers must provide proof that their old toilets have been decommissioned. For more information on the Water-Efficient Toilet Rebate program or to submit a rebate request, call 582-3931 or visit the conservation page at http://www.tdpud.org.

The TDPUD is a nonprofit, publicly owned utility agency overseen by a locally elected board of directors. For more information call 587-3896.

– Submitted via aedgett@sierrasun.com