Low-flush toilet rebate program begins May 1

The City of Cranbrook's successful Low Flush Toilet Rebate program is back its fourth year, effective May 1.

  • Mar. 20, 2013 11:00 a.m.

The City of Cranbrook’s successful Low Flush Toilet Rebate program is back its fourth year, effective May 1.

The program, approved by Council Monday, March 18, will provide a rebate to homeowners who install a low flow toilet to replace a higher volume fixture (greater than six litres per flush).

The motive is to encourage homeowners to replace high volume toilets with low flow fixtures to conserve water, contributing to a sustainable water conservation initiative.

The Low Flow Toilet Rebate program is funded to a maximum of $10,000 per year. There is a lifetime maximum of two $50 rebates (maximum $100) per residence.

Submitting an application does not guarantee a rebate – each application will be evaluated and processed on a first come, first serve basis. Property owners replacing toilets on all residential, single and multi-family properties in Cranbrook, built prior to Jan. 1, 2013 are eligible to participate.

The rebate, however does not apply to toilets being installed as part of additions or new construction. Industrial, commercial and other non-residential properties are not eligible at this time.

To qualify for a rebate, you must be a property owner city limits.

Starting Wednesday May 1, 2013 you can download the Rebate program application forms from the City’s website or pick one up at City Hall.

Purchase and install a new certified 6 litre or dual flush toilet and be sure to properly dispose of your old toilet in an environmentally responsible manner.

“We have partnered with the Regional District again in 2013 for our residents to drop off their old toilets at the Cranbrook Transfer Station at no charge and to have their disposal verification forms signed, as part of the rebate application process,” says Mayor Wayne Stetski.

“I want to thank the RDEK for partnering with us again on this important conservation initiative.”

For more information about the Low Flush Toilet Rebate program you can visit the City of Cranbrook website at www.cranbrook.ca.