The City of Red Deer, Alberta is encouraging residents to ditch their old or leaky toilets in favour of low flow models. Residents who choose to go low flow can then apply for a rebate through the city’s residential toilet rebate program.

In order to qualify for a rebate, applicants must be property owners in Red Deer, have a current utility account, and purchase a qualifying toilet. The city offers $25 rebates for homeowners who replace high flow toilets with low flow toilets (six litres or less) and $50 rebates for dual flush toilets.

“Replacing old toilets with low flow toilets has significant household water savings,” said Katina Tam, environmental program specialist. “By participating in the toilet rebate program, residents are improving water conservation in Red Deer, while reducing landfill waste.”

Toilets use more water than any other appliance in the home and account for about a third of the average household’s water use. Replacing just one 20 litre toilet with an efficient six litre low flow toilet can save more than 25,000 litres of water per person per year.

Since the inception of Red Deer’s toilet rebate program in 2008, homeowners have received rebates for replacing more than 4,000 old toilets. This has resulted in an estimated 131 million litres of water saved.

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  1. Purchasing a new toilet for your home or business? Get the best performing model, and maybe even get the $50 rebate from Red Deer, then you definitely should check out Maximum Performance (MaP) testing. Go to http://www.map-testing.com for the up-to-date flush performance data and design information on over 2,000 different WaterSense high-efficiency toilet models from 80 DIFFERENT BRANDS!!….all independently tested by laboratories NOT connected to any manufacturer. Click on ‘MaP Search’ to use the free search tool OR download complete product listings.

    MaP development was sponsored by WATER UTILITIES IN CANADA in 2003 to give consumers a means to compare actual flush performance among all the many toilet models available in the marketplace. You can download a complete list of all U.S. EPA WATERSENSE toilet models, OR you can do a ‘search’ of the database by specifying the exact characteristics you need (such as round front vs. elongated bowls, elevated height bowls vs. standard bowls, one-piece vs. two-piece toilets, and so on).

    All of this is entirely FREE and found at http://www.map-testing.com. The Red Deer “List of Qualifying Toilets” shows the MaP score, while the http://www.MaP-testing.com website shows much more information about each toilet.

    NOTE: MaP DOES NOT SELL TOILETS…..it merely has them tested and reports the results free-of-charge to the public.

  2. Purchasing a new toilet for your home or business? Get the best performing model, and maybe even get the $50 rebate from Red Deer, then you definitely should check out Maximum Performance (MaP) testing. Go to http://www.map-testing.com for the up-to-date flush performance data and design information on over 2,000 different WaterSense high-efficiency toilet models from 80 DIFFERENT BRANDS!!….all independently tested by laboratories NOT connected to any manufacturer. Click on ‘MaP Search’ to use the free search tool OR download complete product listings.

    MaP development was sponsored by WATER UTILITIES IN CANADA in 2003 to give consumers a means to compare actual flush performance among all the many toilet models available in the marketplace. You can download a complete list of all U.S. EPA WATERSENSE toilet models, OR you can do a ‘search’ of the database by specifying the exact characteristics you need (such as round front vs. elongated bowls, elevated height bowls vs. standard bowls, one-piece vs. two-piece toilets, and so on).

    All of this is entirely FREE and found at http://www.map-testing.com. The Red Deer “List of Qualifying Toilets” shows the MaP score, while the http://www.MaP-testing.com website shows much more information about each toilet.

    NOTE: MaP DOES NOT SELL TOILETS…..it merely has them tested and reports the results free-of-charge to the public.

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