High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program Overview
“Due to an overwhelming level of response, funding for the Save Our Water High Efficiency Toilet Program has been expended. No further applications will be accepted at this time. For available water rebates, please visit the website of your local water agency. Thank you for your interest in efficiency and water conservation.
If you have already submitted an application, please expect some temporary delays in processing. Applications will be processed in a first-come, first served order, and you will receive an email notification when your application has been processed. Thank you for your patience!”
Replace Your Toilet And Receive Up To $100
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a rebate program that provides rebates for replacing toilets at California single-family residences to support the State’s drought response.
The $6 million program budget is expected to support the replacement of 60,000 toilets throughout the state. Up to $100 will be rebated for purchase and installation of one qualified high-efficiency toilet (1.28 gallons per flush or less) per household that replaces a less-efficient toilet (using more than 1.6 gallons per flush).
How To Get Your Toilet Rebate
The rebate process is simple. Here is how the process works:
- Check the website to determine if funds are still available for the program.
- Identify a qualified US Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense certified high-efficiency toilet (1.28 gallons per flush or less).
- Purchase a toilet from the qualifying models list.
- Complete the on-line toilet rebate application.
- Receive your rebate approval notice.
- Receive your rebate check!
Terms, Conditions & Eligibility
- Funding is limited, and submitting a rebate application does not guarantee you will receive a rebate. Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is depleted. Residential consumers who purchase qualified residential toilets that are US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense certified during the rebate offer period are eligible until rebate program funds are exhausted, or The Department of Water Resources issues a public notice closing the rebate offer period, whichever occurs first.
- Rebate amounts are subject to change at any time.
- Renters may be eligible to participate with written consent of a property owner. Renter’s name must be on water bill.
- All rebated toilets are subject to on-site inspection.
- The Department of Water Resources is not responsible for any taxes, fees or tariffs that may be imposed as a result of toilets purchase.
- The Department of Water Resources makes no representation or warranty relating to toilets, including any hazardous substances that may be contained in the product.
- Applicant waives and releases the Department of Water Resources and its contractors or agents from any and all claims and causes of action arising out of the installation and use of devices pursuant to the Save Our Water Rebate Program.
- If installation cannot be verified, the applicant must reimburse the Save Our Water Program for rebates received and associated processing costs.
- A reduced water bill is not guaranteed.
- Please check the qualifying list of toilets. Only toilets listed on the qualifying list will be eligible for a rebate.
- Limit of one toilet rebate per address. The rebate may be used to replace a toilet flushing at more than 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) with an approved toilet that uses 1.28 gpf or less and is WaterSense certified.
- All homes prior to 1992 with an original toilet qualify for replacement. Property owners with a home built after 1992 must certify that they are replacing a toilet flushing at more than 1.6 gpf.
- Applicant must purchase the toilet before submitting the rebate application.
- Toilet removal and replacement must be completed within 90 days of application approval.
- Rebate checks will become void 90 days after being issued.
- The program is consistent with California bond law, including an anticipated useful life of 15 years for all activities funded under this program.