Update to the Low-flow Toilet Rebate Program
Durham Region was one of the first municipalities to offer a low-flow toilet rebate program to its residents because we strongly believe in water conservation. The program began in 1996, however in 2005, financial constraints terminated the program.
Please note: that all homes built in Durham Region after 1996 were required to have low-flow (six-litres) toilets.
We encourage residents to utilize low-flow fixtures and will work towards a similar program in the future.
In the mean time, residents are still encouraged to purchase low-flow toilets. Water conservation will help you save money and protect the environment.
There are many low-flow toilets on the market. The WaterSense product label was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to highlight water efficient products. To have a WaterSense label, a product has to use a minimum of 20 per cent less water than standard comparable products. To earn the WaterSense label products are tested for performance by independent, certified labs.