The Toilet Rebate Program through the Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility is scheduled to conclude March 31, 2015.
The program launched in 2011 to encourage customers to replace old and inefficient toilets with new low-flow toilet models. Throughout the program, over 965 older high flow toilets have been replaced with an estimated savings of 55 million liters of water per year. Application deadline for the 2015 Toilet Rebate Program is March 31, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.
"We are so pleased with the success of this program as it has had a significant impact on water conservation efforts," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "The community has really taken charge of household water usage through taking advantage of conservation programs like the toilet rebate program and clothes washer rebate."
The Province amended the Environmental Protection Act-A Code for Plumbing Services Regulations in 2014 that the maximum litres of water per flush for a toilet is 6.0L. Customers are only able to purchase low flow toilets on PEI, as all the older inefficient models are no longer sold at retail locations.
"We want to commend the Province for their move to legislate water efficient toilets," said Councillor Rice. "The clothes washer rebate program through Water and Sewer Utility is still available and will continue until the allocated funds are used. We are also currently looking into other water conservation programs."
For more information on the clothes washer rebate program visit: www.charlottetown.ca/clotheswasherrebateprogram.php
For more water conservation methods or information on the water meter program, visit: www.bewaterfriendly.com or contact the Utility at:
City of Charlottetown