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Provincial Toilet Replacement Rebate Program
Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
A heathy, sustainable economy means finding solutions to environmental problems, reducing pollution, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and preserving the quantity and quality of our water supply.
Water conservation means being aware of how much water we use and using it efficiently so there will always be enough to support our communities, industries and agriculture while ensuring a healthy, sustainable environment.
The Go Green Fund provides financial support to Saskatchewan people, communities and businesses to help them Go Green.
The Provincial Toilet Replacement Rebate Program provides a $50 rebate to Saskatchewan home and multi-unit complex owners who replace a high volume toilet (13-litre per flush or higher) with a dual-flush or 6-litre or less per flush toilet.
Information for Home and Residence Owners
How do you qualify for a rebate?
Saskatchewan homeowners and owners of multi-unit residential complexes* can qualify for a $50 rebate per eligible toilet replacement (no more than three rebates will be issued to any ole single-family household) if the following requirements are met:
• The new toilet must be CSA-certified with a flush volume of 6 litres of less and must replace a toilet with a flush volume of 13 litres or more.
• The new toilet must be purchased after January 1, 2009. The original receipt(s) must be submitted with this application.
• You have not received a rebate for the toilet replacement through the Saskatchewan EnerGuide for Houses Program.
• The residence was built prior to January 1, 2009. This rebate will not be available for residences built after this date.
This rebate is only available for residences and facilities located within Saskatchewan. Applicants with permanent addresses outside Saskatchewan may be eligible for the rebate if toilet is installed within Saskatchewan.
How do you receive your rebate?
• Ensure your old toilet(s) has a flush volume of at least 13 litres per flush.
• Purchase and install a new CSA-certified toilet with a flush volume of 6 litres or less after January 1, 2009.
• To prevent re-use of your old high flush volume toilet(s), properly dispose of it in accordance with local landfill rules.
• Submit the original sales receipt(s), wich clearly indicates that a low-flush model toilet(s) has been purchased (photocopies, reprints and duplicate receipts will not be accepted).
• Submit copies of receipt(s) for installation fees if applicable.
• Fill out and mail the completed, signed and dated application form with the original sales receipt(s) and copy of installation receipt(s) (if applicable) to the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority in Moose Jaw OR drop off the completed form at a Saskatchewan Watershed Authority Office in your area.
The application will be reviewed for eligibility, and Saskatchewan Watershed Authority personnel may ask to inspect the installation. Once accepted, the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority will issue a cheque for $50 for each eligible toilet replacement (no more than three toilets per single-family home will be rebated). The original sales receipt(s) will be returned to the applicant.
The funding available in each fiscal year is limited; however, a receipt held by the purchaser (who has met all eligibility requirements) may be eligible for a rebate in the following year.
Which low-flush model should you buy?
Not all low flush and dual flush toilets offer the same performance. Please research the many CSA-certified models available to ensure the toilet you purchase and install is likely to meet your performance expectations.
To find out which low-flush models perform the best, visit the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority website - www.swa.ca - and follow the links to an independent report by the Canadian Water and Waste Water Association regarding many of the low and dual-flush models available in the marketplace today.
How to calculate the flush volume of the toilet you are replacing
To make sure that your toilet is eligible to be replaced, check the back of the bowl for the flush volume stamp. The flush volume could also be located on a tank label or on the flush valve.
If you cannot see the flush volume information, you can also calculate the volume by multiplying its length, width and depth (from the fill like of the tank).
Length 33 cm x Width 19 cm x Depth 22 cm = 13794 cm3
This would equal 13794 ml, or a flush volume of 13.794 litres.
• Click here to find application forms •
* Information for Multi-Unit Residential Building Owners
Multi-Unit residential building owners who wish to apply for this program must obtain pre-approval. The pre-approval from is available online at www.swa.ca. For more information, call the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority Head Office at (306) 694-3900.
NOTE: If applying for low-flush toilet installations in multiple locations, please supply one completed rebate form per location.
NEW! The Provincial Toilet Replacement Rebate Program is now also open to the following applicants:
Municipal and First Nations Facilities
• Offices, maintenance buildings, recreational and cultural facilities
• Emergency services facilities
• Graded and post-secondary public and private schools
• Hospitals, clinics and public-access treatment centres
• Seniors' centres
• Churches and places of meeting and worship
• Agency offices
Full details and application forms are available at www.swa.ca