CVRD's Low Flush Toilet Rebate Reinstated

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has reinstated the popular $75 low flush toilet rebate program for the replacement of toilets using 13 litres or more to flush, with the installation of a new high-efficiency (4.8 litre flush) or dual flush CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved toilet. 

The toilet rebate program started in 2009 as part of the water efficiency strategy intended to achieve a reduction in water consumption for homeowners connected to the local area water system.  The rebate program ended March 23, 2012 after program funds were exhausted.  In the fall of 2012, the CVRD board adopted a new water efficiency strategy and recently approved the associated budget. The available funding allocated for this year will allow for the replacement of 850 toilets. 

Residents are entitled to two rebates per installation address; this includes any toilets received under the 2009-2012 programs. Old toilets must be taken to the Comox Valley waste management centre (2400 Pidgeon Lake Road, Cumberland) for proper disposal and date-stamped receipt. 

The toilet rebate programs applies to homes that are connected to the Comox Valley water system including the Town of Comox, City of Courtenay and the Arden, Comox Valley, England Road, Marsden/Camco, and Greaves Crescent water local service areas.

For full eligibility requirements, including frequently asked questions about the rebate program, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rebates. The 2013 applications will be processed for those who qualify on a first come, first served basis while the funding lasts. The CVRD will honor applications from January 1, 2012 or later as along as the homeowner meets the eligibility requirements. The submission of an application will not guarantee a rebate.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media contact:
Marc Rutten
Comox Valley Regional District
Senior manager of engineering services
Email: mrutten@comoxvalleyrd.ca
Tel:  250-334-6080