Do you still own an old water wasting toilet in your home? Replace it with a water efficient model and get $100 taken off of your water utility bill!
In Coquitlam, the average person uses about 250 litres (about two bathtubs full) of drinking water each day. And toilet flushing accounts for about one quarter of the water used in a home! Water efficient toilets align with the BC Building Code regulations by using only up to 6 litres of water per flush. Using less water per flush helps lessen the pressure on our City’s water and sewer system and saves water for other essential uses like firefighting.
Who Can Apply?
Residents living in a Coquitlam residential home that has a 13 litre (3.5 gallon) toilet are eligible to apply. In order to acquire a water utility tax credit rebate, the toilet must be replaced with either a single-flush model that uses up to 4.8 litres or a dual-flush model that uses up to 4.1 to 6 litres. The new toilet must also be Canadian certified as per BC Building Code regulations (e.g. CSA, UPC, Warnock Hersey).
Each Coquitlam property has a maximum of two toilet rebates.
How to Apply?
Toilet rebate applications must be complete and submitted within 90 days of the new toilet purchase. Toilet purchases made on or after August 1, 2021 will be accepted.
Collect the following supporting documents and email them to Water Conservation team referencing your address:
Receipt showing the purchase of the new toilet and the purchase date
Photo of the old toilet still installed
Photo of the old toilet removed with the tank cracked
Photo of the new toilet installed
Dispose of the old toilet properly. Toilets are considered garbage and should be taken to the Coquitlam Transfer Station.
Wait for an email from the City’s Water Conservation team with further instructions. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application either by email or mail. If approved, applicants will also be notified of approximately when the $100 utility tax credit will be applied.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Water Conservation team by email or 604-927-3546.