Rockwood Toilet Rebate Program

Effective January 1, 2011, the toilet eligibility criteria of the Toilet Rebate Program has changed to the US EPA`s WaterSense Performance Standard Guidelines. As part of this change, our Township will offer rebates of $75 for each (up to two) approved high efficiency (3.0L and 4.8L) and dual flush (3/4.8L or 3/6L) models. The 6L toilets will no longer be eligible for a rebate.

Residents must purchase a WaterSense toilet model in order to qualify for the toilet rebate. To ensure you purchase a toilet that is eligible for a rebate, check the WaterSense list: Residential Eligible Toilet List.

Get an application for the Toilet Rebate Program

Download the application form, find out what you need to submit with your application and where to send it.

Please note the following conditions:

  • A limited number of rebates are available.
  • Rebates are only available to Rockwood residents that are connected to the municipal water and wastewater system. Residents living with the Gazer Mooney Subdivision may contact the City of Guelph's rebate program.
  • A maximum of two rebates are available per household.
  • You are eligible if your residence was constructed prior to 1997, because in 1996 the Ontario Building Code introduced legislation requiring 6 litre toilets for all new homes.
  • You are eligible if you have not previously received a toilet rebate.

The Township will not honour rebates for non-approved toilets. Please verify that you have bought the correct model.

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa does not endorse specific brands, products or dealers; nor does it guarantee materials, workmanship, performance or durability of qualifying items.

Questions? Call our Water/Wastewater Department at 519-856-9596 ext. 122.


Frequency Asked Questions about the Rockwood Toilet Rebate Program

1. Why was the Rockwood Toilet Rebate Program introduced?

Conserving water saves you money! By limited our daily use of water, we also reduce our monthly water and sewer bills. Conserving water in the home can be easy and cost very little but the impact it can make is significant.

The average single family home uses more than 300L of water per day for indoor needs, of which 5-10% can be wasted due to leaks. By installing more efficient water fixtures such as low flush toilets and making conscious efforts to save water, a total use of water can be decreased by 35% or more.

Why do we need to save water?

Water conserving efforts result in diverting less water from our source water, which contributes to a healthier environment. Fish, wildlife and birds depend on these same water resources. Conserving water also decreases the amount of used water (both treated and polluted) being discharged back into the environment. Water conservation also moderates the use of water and wastewater treatment plants, postponing the need for investments in new infrastructure.

Finding new sources of water and building associated water infrastructure is very costly. The cost of save water through the efficiency programs, such as the toilet rebate program, is approximately one-third the cost of constructing new water supplies.

Our Township, much like the City of Guelph, is solely reliant on groundwater. Because groundwater is a more limited resource than surface water, water conservation is of particular importance to ensure that we preserve our resource.

2. Who is eligible to participate in the toilet rebate program?

The Toilet Rebate Program is available to Rockwood residents that are connected to the Township of Guelph/Eramosa municipal water and wastewater system.

3. How do I apply for the rebate?

  1. Be connected to the municipal water and sewage system in a residence constructed prior to 1997
  2. Purchase either dual flush (3/4.8L or 3/6L) or high efficiency (3.0L or 4.8L/flush) from the Residential Eligible Toilet List
  3. Complete the application form
  4. Send the completed form and receipt to: The Corporation of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa, P.O. Box 700, Rockwood ON N0B 2K0

4. How much is the rebate?

The toilet rebate program provides $75 rebates to residents who replace a high water use toilet (6 litres or more) with one of the eligible toilet models which meet the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense Performance Standards guidelines.

5. How many rebates can I apply for?

Residential rebates are limited to two per household.

6. Can I purchase any six (6) litre toilet?

All eligible toilet models must meet the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense Performance Standard guidelines. The WaterSense standards require toilet models to be either dual flush (3/4.8L or 3/6L) or high efficiency (3.0L or 4.8L/flush) and must include chemical resistant trim components and a minimum flush capacity of 350 grams. Independent, third party licensed bodies certify that products meet the WaterSense criteria for water efficiency and performance. To ensure that you purchase a toilet that is eligible for the rebate, check the WaterSense list: Residential Eligible Toilet List.

7. Where can I purchase my new toilet?

All Stars toilet models are available at a number of local hardware stores, kitchen and bath stores, as well as from local plumbers. Make sure the toilet that you purchase ia an approved All Stars model in order to qualify for a rebate from the Township.

8. What do I do with my old toilet?

9. How and when will I receive my rebate?

The rebate amount will be sent to you by cheque.

10. How long are rebates available?

The program is reviewed annually and there are a limited number of rebates available each year. Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis, so apply today!