Homeowners and renters can receive a $200 rebate for replacing older toilets.
Thursday, January 24
Commissioners approved an agreement with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District recently to continue Gwinnett County’s participation in the toilet rebate program. Since 2010, Gwinnett residents have replaced more than 11,700 inefficient toilets, saving an estimated 221,800 gallons of water each day. Toilets are the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption, and some of those manufactured prior to 1994 use up to seven gallons per flush. “As toilets age, they are also likely to develop leaks that can waste as much as 200 gallons of water per day, so replacing a home’s older toilets with new WaterSense® labeled models will deliver significant water savings,” …
The Board of Commissioners agreed to extend the successful program to multi-family homes in the coming year.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Gwinnett County hopes to keep some money and unnecessary amounts of water from going down the drain. The Board of Commissioners agreed to extend their toilet rebate program. Starting in 2012, the successful program will be open to multi-family units. The rebate program is offered in conjunction with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. Homeowners will get rebates of up to $100 to replace up to two original toilets in homes built before 1993. Many older toilets use as much as eight gallons of water per flush while newer ones can use just 1.28 gallons. “The rebates have already helped Gwinnett County homeowners replace close to 9,500 inefficient toilets, which saves more than 600,000 gallons of water a day," said acting…