Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program
The City of Port Orchard is pleased to announce the Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program. Residents who take advantage of the program receive a cash rebate of $100 on the installation of a low flow toilet.
Toilets are responsible for more than 30% of indoor residential water use. It is estimated that the vast majority of toilets within the city are high flow toilets (toilets installed before 1980 are typically 5 to 7 gallons/flush, toilets installed between 1980 and 1992 are 3.5 gallons/flush and toilets installed after 1992 are 3.5 to 1.6 gallons/flush.) If each of the high flow toilets were converted to low flow (1.6 gallons/flush), it is anticipated that approximately 16,000 gallons of water per household would be saved each year in our community. For a city of approximately 4,800 Equivalent Residential Units (ERU’s), that equates to 7.7 million gallons of water per year.
To qualify for the program an existing high flow toilet must be replaced with a federally approved 1.6-gallon/flush Low Flow Toilet. You may replace the toilet yourself or use a city business licensed plumber. For do-it-your-selfers, the toilet needs to be locally purchased (within Kitsap County) and your sales slip serves as your proof of installation. When installed by a licensed plumber the plumber’s invoice is proof of installation. In both cases, you will be asked to sign an Affidavit of Installation at the time of application.
For further information, please contact the City of Port Orchard Public Works Department, at 360.876.4991.