Gallery: Switch to a Low-Flow Toilet and NYC Will Give You $125

In a step to help New Yorkers conserve water, the Department of Environmental Protection will soon offer vouchers to those who convert to low-flow toilets. As part of the Bloomberg administration plan to conserve resources, homeowners and landlords will be offered a $125 rebate if they switch over to more eco-friendly toilets. The incentive will start early next year, saving both the city and landlords money, as well as resources!

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  1. C.Johnson March 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    I just bought a toilet that is apparently the best on the market. It is the Niagara Stealth Toilet which uses only 0.8 gallons of water per flush. I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that the toilet comes with a free showerhead and sink aerators to enhance water savings. According to the company, this toilet together with the free Tri-Max showerhead and sink aerators can save you 40,000 gallons of water a year! I can't wait to see how this will translate to dollar savings on my monthly water bill.
  2. M. Napoli March 20, 2012 at 10:34 am
    just installed a new toilet water saving bowl. Am I entitled to a NYC refund check of $l25.? we are senior citizens. It would be greatly appreciated in defraying the high cost. Thank you
  3. anandv31 March 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    Here's a quicker way we have adopted in our home to conserve water being flushed down: Our toilet uses about 10 ltr per full flush. We depress the flush lever and midway, lift it up manually stopping the flush action. We are conserving about 5-6 ltr per flush and for a family of 3, we easily save 750+ ltr per month!
  4. SamLWilliams March 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    I am currently taking an Environmental Communications course at my school, Albion College, and these efforts were actually mentioned in our Environmental Science textbook. Each person consumes about 100 gallons of water each day which are mostly used for washing and removing wastes, including the flushing of toilets. Although this is a small step in the grand scheme of things, I think it is a great iniciative that other cities and states should be following.If these 800,000 toilets are going to save at least 30 million gallons of water per year, imagine how much we could save if even one city in each state started to do this.