Older toilets can account for as much as 25 percent of household indoor water use. Water used for toilet flushing can be reduced by up to 62 percent by installing a high-efficiency toilet (HET) that uses 1.28 gallons per flush or less. Although HETs use less water, they remove waste effectively and perform well.
How to Participate
- New toilets must be purchased between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. This offer is not retroactive.
- Applications must be submitted within 90 days of purchase.
- WaterSense tank-style toilets and high-efficiency flush-valve toilets (usually found in commercial settings) qualify as replacements. See lists below.
Review the HET Rebate Brochure and Application below which includes:
- terms and conditions;
- how to determine your existing toilet flush volume;
- a list of HET retailers and disposal sites;
- a fillable, printable application;
- an application checklist – please make sure your application is complete.
(Note: The HET rebate application is a fillable PDF. Just fill out, print, sign and mail it in.)
Tax Notice: All rebates that, individually or in combination, total $600 or more in a tax year require submittal of a W-9 form to the District prior to payment. All personal information provided within the W-9 are kept confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act. If your total rebate amount is $600 or more, you will receive a 1099 form to comply with Internal Revenue Service requirements. The determination of whether your rebate is taxable or not may depend on several variables. You are recommended to contact your tax professional.
Rebates offered by the state and EBMUD
Frequently asked questions
EBMUD-served households may qualify for an additional HET rebate from the state. Learn about the additional incentive available, program requirements, and how the state program works in conjunction with EBMUD’s program.
Yes. EBMUD will rebate $50 per toilet, and the state will rebate $100 per toilet. Rebate amounts are up to the hardware cost of the toilet, excluding taxes and installation, whichever is less.
The state rebate program is offered to single-family residential properties only including townhomes, condominiums and mobile homes. EBMUD will rebate single-family residential, multi-family residential and commercial customers.
No. Customers must apply to each rebate program separately.
- Rebates from the state are for purchases made on or after August 12, 2015 and before program funds have been exhausted. Please visit the State of California web site for details.
- Rebates from EBMUD apply to purchases between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and the toilet installation and rebate application must be completed within 90 days of purchase.
The state program is limited to one rebate per single-family residence.
EBMUD will rebate two eligible replacements per single-family household and one per multifamily dwelling unit. The number of toilets rebated for EBMUD commercial accounts is determined on a case-by-case basis.
For both the EBMUD and state programs, eligible toilet models are U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense labeled. Qualifying toilets have been tested and use 1.28 gallons per flush or less. Many toilets have similar model numbers, but only the exact models on the qualifying toilet list are eligible.
No, while the same toilet models qualify, requirements for the toilet being replaced are different.
- The state rebate is for replacing toilets that use 1.6 gallons per flush or more.
- The EBMUD rebate is for replacing high-water-use toilets installed before 1994 that use 3.5 gallons per flush or more.
Yes, renters are eligible to participate in both the EBMUD and state programs with the consent of the property owner.