Do you still own an old water wasting toilet in your home? Replace it with a water efficient model and get $100 taken off of your water utility bill!
In Coquitlam, the average person uses about 250 litres (about two bathtubs full) of drinking water each day. And toilet flushing accounts for about one quarter of the water used in a home! Water efficient toilets align with the BC Building Code regulations by using only up to 6 litres of water per flush. Using less water per flush helps lessen the pressure on our City’s water and sewer system and saves water for other essential uses like firefighting.
Who Can Apply?
Residents living in a Coquitlam residential home who replace their 13 litre (3.5 gallon) toilet with a single-flush model that uses up to 4.8 litres, or a dual-flush model that uses up to 4.1 to 6 litres (must also be Canadian certified as per BC Building Code regulations e.g. CSA, UPC, Warnock Hersey).
Each Coquitlam property has a maximum of two toilet rebates.
How to Apply?
- Take a pic of your old toilet still installed.
- Take a pic of your old toilet removed with the tank cracked.
- Take a pic of your new toilet installed.
- Complete and submit the Toilet Rebate Application Form along with pics as listed above and purchase receipt for new toilet to Water Conservation. (must be submitted within 90 days of new toilet purchase date).
- Dispose of the old toilet properly. Toilets are considered garbage and should be taken to the United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre, 955 United Blvd.
- Wait for an email from the City’s Water Conservation team with further instructions. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application either by email or mail. If approved, applicants will also be notified of approximately when the $100 utility tax credit will be applied.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Water Conservation team by email or 604-927-3636.