In an average home with older plumbing fixtures, nearly one-third of the water used indoors is flushed down toilets. In order to keep less water from going down the drain, the Medford Water Commission offers rebates to help property owners replace their old relics with new low-flush models.
Water Commission customers can receive a rebate of up to $85 per toilet with the purchase and installation of a new WaterSense® certified, 1.28-gallon per flush model. For eligibility requirements and instructions, see the application form.
Older model toilets can use 3 to 7 gallons per flush. That's a lot of wasted water! One of the simplest ways to save water around the house is to replace your toilet. With the rebate, your cost of a new toilet can be greatly reduced.
Once installed, the new toilet will then provide years of savings on water charges. Just how much depends on the size of your current toilet and the number of people using it. With WaterSense certified toilets, you’ll flush about 70 percent less water than with a toilet installed prior to 1994, and 20 percent less than the current standard 1.6 gallon per flush toilet. You might find that you’ll save even more since hidden leaks in old toilets are very common.
Look for the WaterSense® logo when shopping for other plumbing products too. Even without rebates, installing them just makes sense, helping make it easy to save water every day.
Frequently asked questions about Medford Water Commission's toilet rebate program are answered here. You may also call our conservation team at 541-774-2436.
When shopping for a new toilet, check out how they stack up at the Toilet Testing website.