The 2014 High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program begins Monday, September 1, 2014. Funding for the program is limited and rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Purchase your qualifying HE toilet.|
|Complete your HE Toilet Rebate application and print it out (or print it out first and complete it by hand).|
|Mail or bring your rebate application, with your purchase receipt, within 60 days of purchase to:
1008 E. Miller Street
Springfield, IL 62702
One rebate is allowed per water account. Your rebate will be applied as a credit to your CWLP bill once the information on the application has been verified. Please allow up to 45 days for rebate processing.For more information about CWLP's High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate, contact the CWLP Energy Services Office by phone at (217) 789-2070 or by email.
But a WaterSense-labeled high-efficiency toilet would save you even more—up to an additional 0.6 gallons per flush. (Toilets bearing the WaterSense label use 1.28 gallons or less per flush.) This means that, depending on the technology style you choose (dual-flush, pressure-assist, single-flush gravity, or flushometer valve), by replacing your old toilet with a WaterSense-labeled HE Toilet instead of a new standard-efficiency (1.6 gallon-per-flush) model, you could save approximately 600 to 1,100 more gallons per year for every person who regularly uses that toilet.
The most common types of HE Toilets in use in the U.S. today are dual-flush and pressure-assist models. The dual-flush high-efficiency toilet is a gravity flush unit that saves water by offering different flush volumes: a full 1.6 gallon flush for solids and a half-flush (0.8 gallons) for liquids. The pressure-assist HET has a seated compartment inside the tank that contains air and becomes pressurized when water from the supply line fills the compartment. When the flush button is pressed, pressurized air exerts force on the water in the compartment and shoots it into the bowl. The pressure-assist fixture creates a fast flush accompanied by a "whooshing" sound. Although slightly louder than standard toilets, these units make up for the extra noise in water savings, using just under one gallon of water per flush.
Links to information about other water conservation rebates, water conservation in general, and other related topics can be found in the left-hand column of this page.