Toilet Rebate Program
On average a lower mainland residence uses 340 litres of water per day and toilets represent 30 to 40% of domestic water use in households. High-efficiency toilets (HET) use at least 20% less water than the 6-litre models that were previously required under the BC Building Code for new residential buildings or renovations. In fact, a family of four can save up to 30,000 litres of water a year with an HET toilet. Effective October 3, 2011 (HET) or dual-flush toilets were required in new residential buildings or renovations involving plumbing fixtures.
For a small fee of $8, a resident can now drop off their old toilet at Ridge Meadows Recycling Society (10092 236th Street, Maple Ridge). The toilets are crushed and the resulting material is used for road construction. In return, the City of Pitt Meadows is offering their residents a $50 Toilet Rebate (one per household per year), for a limited time, for installing a high-efficiency toilet (HET) in place of their old one. For 2014 the City has 50 rebates available on a first come first serve basis.
Toilet Rebate eligibility criteria:
- Applies to installation in single family homes only
- Maximum of one $50 rebate per single family home per year
- Toilets must be new 4.8 litres or less, or dual flush, and CSA, CUPC or Warnock Hersey certified
- Toilets may be installed by resident or licensed plumber
- Old toilets must be disposed of a the Ridge Meadow Recycling Society (proof of disposal receipt required), where they will be recycled
- Original sales receipt for toilet is required for rebate
To download the application form, click here.