Yes, you can get a $100 rebate for that old water guzzling toiletin Bellevue and some surrounding areas. Any residential, multifamily or commercial property served by a member of the Cascade Water Alliance is eligible to apply for the rebate. Members of this alliance are from Bellevue, Covington Water District, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, Skyway Water and Sewer District and Tukwila. If you pay your water bill through your HOA you also qualify. Sorry, if you aren't included in the cities and districts above, you don't qualify.
Any toilet that is labeled WaterSense qualifies for the rebate. These toilets are referred to has HET (high efficiency toilet). You can find them at most hardware stores and other businesses that supply plumbing fixtures. Why use one of these comodes? On average they use 20% less water than the current standard plumbing ones.
To qualify for this program you must do two things: First you have to properly dispose of your old toilet. No you can't turn it into a flower planter, take it to the dump or leave it along the side of the road. You have to take it to a toilet recycler. You might be asking what do they do with old toilets? They turn them into concrete, made roadbeds out of them or they are used for other construction projects. Here's the local recycler: All Wood Recycling, 8504 192nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98053
Second you have to complete a rebate application and include the new toilet purchase receipt and a copy of your water bill. Here's where you can get that information.
And that's it. So get off that old throne and put some money in your pocket. And most importantly you'll be preserving one of our most important area assets...Water.