NOTICE: Rebate funding is nearing depletion for FY 2014-2015. Please do not call the District office for funding availability. If no rebate funds are available when your application is received, the application will be held until more annual funding is made available or until one year has passed since the toilet or urinal was purchased and the rebate request has therefore become ineligible. All ineligible applications will be returned to the applicant with a notice of ineligibility.
The Marina Coast Water District initiated a rebate program in 1994 to encourage replacing older toilets with more efficient models. The toilet rebate program has replaced over 3,000 toilets, saving each year 13.5 million gallons of water. The response to the rebate program has been great and we continue to encourage the retrofitting of new high-efficiency toilets (1.28 gallon per flush or less) to save you water and reduce your water bill.
The District provides a rebate amount equal to the purchase price of the toilet, up to $125 for retrofitting from 1.6-gallon or more per flush toilets to high-efficiency toilets (single and dual-flush) having a flush capacity of 1.28 gallons or less. The 1.6-gallon per flush toilet does not qualify for a rebate. A rebate for converting from conventional urinals to water-free urinals is also available. The District will provide you a rebate equal to the purchase price of the water-free urinal, up to $125.
Any home or commercial property is required by law to be retrofitted to 1.6-gallon per flush or less, but can qualify if it is retrofitted with a high-efficiency toilet.
The increasing number of high-efficiency toilet models available provides choices. Current independent test data is now available for the consumer via the web. We recommend you review the ratings before you buy. The California Urban Water Conservation Council's (CUWCC) web site has information on toilets and the most current results from the Uniform North American Requirements UNAR), Maximum Performance Testing (MaP), see cuwcc.org/MaPTesting.aspx.
Don't pay more for a toilet that uses more water and doesn't empty the bowl. Current test data, see cuwcc.org/MaPTesting.aspx, allows the consumer to avoid the poor performers.
To receive a high-efficiency toilet rebate, save your original purchase receipt. Then pick up a rebate from our offices or download the form (see documents in right column). Fill out the form, attach the original receipt, and mail or bring the form and the original receipt to our main office, 11 Reservation Road. Visit the Contact Us page for driving directions.
The District will only accept receipts less than one year old. The rebate program is only for our customers.