In response to the drought and greater need for water conservation, DeKalb County has adopted a rebate program for homeowners who purchase new water-efficient plumbing fixtures. Here are the details of the program, as quoted from a press release issued by the county:
“The program will provide a $100 rebate to customers who purchase and install a high efficiency toilet that has received EPA Water Sense labeling with a capacity of 1.28 gallons per flush and a $50 rebate to customers who install a low flow toilet with a capacity of 1.6 gallons per flush.
The program is only available for DeKalb County individually metered residential dwelling water and sewer customers whose homes were constructed prior to 1993.
With the goal of reducing the costs to retrofit homes and buildings with low-flow fixtures, $500,000 has been allocated to the Department of Watershed Management for this program. Rebates will be issued for a maximum of three (3) toilets per household. The rebate check will be issued to the property owner.
The DeKalb County Commissioners approved the resolution to adopt a Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program during the regularly scheduled BOC meeting on January 8, 2008. The Retrofit Rebate Program will give DeKalb citizens an incentive to replace inefficient toilets and practice conservation.
For guidelines and more information on the Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program as well as updated outdoor water restrictions and conservation tips, please visit the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management website at www.dekalbwatershed.com.”