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Dec 21

Look for the Label

Posted on December 21, 2016 at 12:06 PM by Ann Vallee

by Greg Van Trump, Water Conservation Specialist

WaterSenseRemodeling or adding a bathroom soon? Replacing an old leaky toilet? If so, be sure to choose a WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilet (HET). 

WaterSense is an Environmental Protection Agency program that helps customers choose water-saving fixtures that are third-party tested to meet rigorous performance criteria. So even though your new HET uses only 1.28 gallons per flush (20% less than older 1.6 gpf toilets), you can expect excellent performance. Since toilets account for about 30% of residential indoor water use, you can also expect to save thousands of gallons per year. And the best part of the deal is that MMWD will rebate up to $150 each to replace up to two of your older water-guzzling toilets! To find out more about the rebate program visit Remember, not all HETs are the same so be sure to look for the WaterSense label!


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