Gwinnett County hopes to keep some money and unnecessary amounts of water from going down the drain.
The Board of Commissioners agreed to extend their . Starting in 2012, the successful program will be open to multi-family units.
The rebate program is offered in conjunction with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. Homeowners will get rebates of up to $100 to replace up to two original toilets in homes built before 1993. Many older toilets use as much as eight gallons of water per flush while newer ones can use just 1.28 gallons.
“The rebates have already helped Gwinnett County homeowners replace close to 9,500 inefficient toilets, which saves more than 600,000 gallons of water a day," said acting Water Resources Director Lynn Smarr in a release.
"I’m proud of the program’s strong participation and pleased that our customers understand the need to conserve precious water from Lake Lanier," said Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash.
So far, the program has helped to keep 24 tons of porcelain out of landfills.
Gwinnett County residents can turn in their old toilets at the at 684 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.
For more details about the toilet rebate program and to apply for the program, please visit the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District's website.