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This program is available for Cobb County Water System customers whose homes were completed before 1993. The goal of the program is to retrofit such homes with high efficiency fixtures. Homes constructed during 1993 and after already have efficient toilets because State Law passed in 1992 required efficient toilets.
Master metered town home and condo associations are considered multi-family accounts. These residents are not eligible for the single-family program since it is a credit applied to the participant's water bill.
If you have a particular plumbing situation where none of the approved toilets will fit in your existing home, please contact Cobb Water at 770-419-6244, prior to purchasing them to discuss the situation.
Eligible customers can visit the WaterSense website to view the list of approved toilets and download an application from our website cobbwater.org/efficiency.htm or receive the information by contacting the Water Efficiency Office at 770-419-6244. After purchasing the toilet and having it installed, the customer must complete the application and send it, along with the original receipt, to the Water Efficiency Office at 660 South Cobb Dr. Marietta, GA 30060. To ensure you receive the credit, please include the model number of the toilet, removed from the box, if not listed on the receipt. The application will be reviewed, and provided funding is still available for the program, a credit will be issued on the customer's water bill.
The toilet rebate program has a designated annual budget. Customers are advised to check with the Water Efficiency Office to see if funds are available. The Water Efficiency Office cannot guarantee funds will be available when your application is received. The customer must have purchased a toilet from the approved lists and be in a home built prior to 1993.
These toilets are the only toilets eligible for a $100.00 rebate. WaterSense is the Environmental Protection Agency's labeling program for water efficiency, modeled after the Energy Star labeling program. The WaterSense labeled toilets only use an average of 1.28 gallons of water per flush and have passed rigorous third party testing standards.
Most toilets are sold in two pieces. Be sure to get both a tank and bowl that are listed together on the toilet lists. A representative at the retailer should be able to assist you with this. Make sure and bring the lists with you to the retailer.
No. As long as the toilet is WaterSense labeled, a customer can buy it from any retailer, even online, but we do need the original invoice sent in with the application. Cobb Water System advises customers keep a copy of the receipt, for their records.
It may be possible that a new wax ring or additional bolts may be needed when purchasing the toilet. Please work with your retailer or plumber to ensure you have all the equipment you need to have a working toilet.
Probably not. Cobb County Water System has informed local retailers about the program and encouraged them to carry stock. No retailer will have every toilet, but approved toilets are available locally.
If the property meets the program qualifications a rebate will be issued as a credit to the water bill of the account holder at the rental property. If you are not the account holder it will be credited to the current water account holder's bill (renter). Cobb County Water System will not become involved in renter landlord disputes.
Cobb County Water System does not require the old toilets to be recycled but they highly recommend it. Patterson Inc. in Mableton has the ability to recycle these toilets. Information about Patterson is listed below.
1) For 1-3 toilets, the fee is $5 per toilet.
2) For a pick-up load of 4-10 toilets, the fee is $185.00–the same charge for a 12-yard dumpster, the smallest dumpster Patterson provides. For more information, call 404-505-1449 or email: PackerInd@aol.com.
Patterson Industries, Inc.
5800 Riverview Road
Mableton, GA 30126
If you choose not to recycle, you will need to discuss disposal with your waste hauler.
Multi-family properties and lodging facilities (hotels and motels) built in 1992 or earlier have the ability to save millions of gallons of water each year while dramatically lowering utility bills. Cobb County Water System has partnered with Niagara Conservation and Green Plumbers to offer a turnkey water conservation program that has no upfront costs or finance charges. For more information, visit www.greencitycobb.com or call 1-888-733-0197.
Yes. In order to qualify for this program, your community or property must receive a water bill from Cobb County Water System. The retrofit program is financed on the participating facility’s water bill.
Visit www.greencitycobb.com or call 1-888-733-0197 to get information on participating in this program.
Yes. Our staff speaks to civic groups, garden clubs, businesses, neighborhoods, schools, or any organization on a variety of water supply and demand issues. We also have displays and materials that we bring out to community events. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-419-6244 to schedule a presentation, our participation in an upcoming event or check the calendar for our upcoming events.
Cobb County Water System provides materials free of charge to help customers save water. We have outdoor and indoor kits as well as written information. The indoor kits are most effective in a home built before 1993. You can contact the Water Efficiency Office by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 770-419-6244.
Cobb County’s Water Efficiency Program provides a quarterly e-newsletter with program information and tips to save water. You may subscribe by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the message “subscribe to newsletter
Use your water bill. Take the amount of water consumed (8,000 gallons), divide by the number of days in service, this is how much water your family uses everyday. Divide by the number of people living there and that is how much water each person uses.
Cobb County takes management of the system very seriously. We have a leak repair prioritization policy. The most severe leaks, causing the most damage and water loss, are repaired first. Due to limited staff this may mean smaller leaks take a little more time to repair.