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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Put a Lid on Water Waste Water Conservation Rebate Offered

As the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation kicks off, Montrose Mayor Rex Swanson has a few thought-provoking questions for residents. “What are you doing to conserve water? How much water do you flush down the toilet each time you flush?” Toilets manufactured since 1994 are designed to use 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) whereas some of the older model use 3.5 or more per flush. With that in mind, Mayor Swanson asks, “Is it time to replace that old, high-volume flush toilet?”

As part of Earth Week activities, the City of Montrose is kicking off a rebate program for replacing older toilets with new high-efficiency models. To be eligible the model must be a qualified WaterSense labeled toilet that uses either 1.0 gpf ($25 rebate) or 0.8 gpf ($50 rebate).

Get flush with your next flush and claim a rebate by submitting an application to the city with a receipt showing the brand and model number for the new toilet to claim your rebate. Rebates will be issued as a credit on your water bill.

The National Mayor’s Water Challenge and water conservation rebate program are part of the city’s Earth Week festivities. Visit for a schedule of related events for all ages.

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