If you weren’t able to take advantage of the Town of Drumheller’s toilet rebate program last year, it has returned.
Last summer, the Town of Drumheller introduced the program where residents who purchase a new, higher efficiency toilet for their home, can apply for a rebate from the Town of Drumheller towards the purchase.
There was a modest uptake of the program in 2009 with 44 residents getting a rebate. They have reintroduced the program for this year.
The Town is offering $50 to homeowners who replace high flow toilets (13 litres or greater) with a six litre single flush toilet, and a $75 rebate if the owner purchases a dual flush toilet with an output of three litres and six litres.
While the rebate is a great savings, it pales in comparison to the savings consumers can realize by buying a high efficiency toilet.
Replacing just one, 20 litre toilet with an efficient six litre low flow toilet will save approximately 25,550 litres of water per person every year. This would also result in further savings on a Water and Sewer Utility Bill of approximately $66.54 per person every year. (Based on 2009 rates).
Any resident, within the Town of Drumheller, who has a current utility account can apply for one rebate per household. Applications are available online at www.dinosaurvalley.com, or at Town Hall. The Town emphasizes a resident must be pre-approved before they purchase and install a qualifying toilet. A list of qualifying toilets, approved by the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association performance standards is available at Town Hall or at www.dinosaurvalley.com.
Applicants must attach the original receipt and photo to their application form and return to Town Hall no later than December 31, 2010.