Toilet and washer rebate program
Toilet application | Washer application
The toilet rebate program ends on March 10. Toilets must be purchased by March 10, and all applications submitted by March 31.
Starting on Nov. 1, 2012, Round Rock’s Water Conservation Program reinstated the efficient toilet rebate program for Round Rock water customers.
On Dec. 17, the City launched a pilot efficient clothes washer rebate program similiar to the toilet rebate program.
The programs are intended to promote customer awareness of their water use and the efficient use of water. (The programs end when all the funds for the fiscal year have been expended.)
Efficient Clothes Washer Rebate pilot program
City water customers purchasing a new, efficient clothes washer from the list provided by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency can get a $75 rebate if purchased from a Round Rock retailer. Application
Clothes washers account for 22 percent of water use inside our homes. A new, energy efficient model can reduce water use from 15 to 40 percent, depending on the age of your previous washer.
Efficient Toilet Rebate Program
(Available beginning Nov. 1) This program is available to single-family residential customers. Applicants must be a City of Round Rock direct water customer and the property must have been built prior to January 1, 1996, to qualify.
New toilets must be selected off of the EPA’s WaterSense toilet list.
The rebate amount will be 50 percent of the cost of the toilet, up to $100. Submit a completed rebate application form after the new toilet(s) are installed.
Toilets are the largest water-using fixture inside the home. By replacing old, inefficient toilets using three gallons per flush or greater with more efficient 1.6 gallon per flush or less commodes, you can save thousands of gallons of water per toilet, per year.
Wise water use is especially important because our City’s population continues to grow, while our water supply does not. The cost of water will continue to increase, rain events are unpredictable, and the next drought is somewhere in the future, so it is important for us to use this precious resource as efficiently as possible, so as to delay any mandatory water use restrictions as long as possible.
For questions about either program or to have an application sent to you, contact Jessica Woods at (512) 671-2872.
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013