Manatee water customers eligible for $100 rebate under toilet replacement program
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 1, 2011) – The Southwest Florida Water Management District and Manatee County are again offering Manatee County residents a financial incentive to save water by replacing high-volume toilets with low volume models.
Manatee County water customers can apply for a rebate of up to $100 per replaced toilet for every high-volume toilet that is replaced with a low-volume model. There is a limit of two toilets per dwelling unit – residential, commercial or industrial.
New low-volume toilets use 1.6 gallons per flush or less, while older models may use up to 5 gallons per flush. The program is estimated to conserve as much as 10,900 gallons of water per day. The total cost of the program is being shared between the SWFWMD and Manatee County.
The rebate application must be approved prior to purchasing and installing the new low-volume toilet in order to receive a rebate. Single-family, multi-family, industrial and commercial customers may apply by calling (800) 964-2140 or by e-mailing the program administrator at MCRebate77@yahoo.com.
Educational material on toilet flapper replacement and other water conservation techniques are also available to all program participants.
For more information on the toilet rebate program, call Manatee County Utilities Office Specialist Marcia Brown at (941) 792-8811, ext. 5327. For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501.