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The City promotes its Low-flow Toilet Replacement Rebate Program as part of World Water Day March 22, 2013

The City of Peterborough is pleased to promote its Low- flow Toilet Replacement Rebate Program in recognition of World Water Day.
With toilets accounting for up to 30 % of domestic in-house water, replacing your current toilet with a low -flow toilet is a sustainable approach to saving both water and money.
The City of Peterborough offers a $50.00 per toilet rebate on the purchase and installation of “WaterSense certified” low – flow toilets as part of an effort to conserve water.  Over 900 residential toilets were replaced through the rebate program in 2012.
The Low -flow Toilet Replacement Rebate Program is funded to a maximum of $40,000 for 2013. These rebates will be available on a first come, first served basis or until the funding has been exhausted.
To qualify for a rebate, you must be replacing a residential toilet. The rebate program is open to all residential units, including apartments, condominiums, townhouses, social housing, and single family houses.  The rebate, however, does not apply to toilets being installed as part of additions or new construction. Industrial, commercial and other non-residential properties are not eligible at this time.
The Low – flow Toilet Replacement Rebate Program application forms are available on the City’s website or may be picked up at the Recreation Division at City Hall.
For more information on the rebate program contact the City of Peterborough
Sustainability Office at 705-742-7777 ext. 1441 or view our web site at
For further information please contact:
Melanie Kawalec,
Sustainability Manager
Community Services
Department City of Peterborough
500 George Street North
Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9
Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1441
Toll Free: 1-855-738-3755 ext. 14

City of Peterborough Launches Low Flow Toilet Program

The City of Peterborough is offering a $50.00 per toilet rebate on the purchase and installation of “WaterSense” certified low-flow toilets as part of an effort to conserve water. With toilets using about 30% of domestic in-house water, changing a high-flow toilet to a low-flow toilet can save both water and money!

“This is an excellent incentive based program to help the City of Peterborough conserve water”, said Community Services Director Ken Doherty. “With the adoption of the Greater Peterborough Area Community Sustainability Plan, this is one of the priority actions that the City can implement immediately. With the water meters coming online in the near future, I would encourage those residents with older, inefficient toilets to consider replacing them through this rebate program.”

For more information on this City of Peterborough initiative click here.