PROGRAM UPDATE (May 2, 2016):
After more than 10 years, the High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) rebate program was discontinued on January 31, 2016 and the eligible application period has passed. If you would like to check the status of an existing application, please contact the District's contractor, ConserVision Consulting, at 1-877-874-8479.
If you are still interested in upgrading to a high-efficiency toilet, please reference the resources on this page for important tips that can assist you in upgrading your toilets to conserve water.
Does the District offer any other toilet-replacement programs?
Yes, the District offers a free high-efficiency toilet and urinal flush-valve installation program for apartments, businesses, and schools. More information about this direct installation program can be found here.
Does the State of California offer a rebate?
Yes, the State of California is currently offering a temporary rebate for single-family residences. Go to http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/toilet-rebates.html or call (844) 642-7410 for more information. Implementation and funding status of that program is determined by the State of California and not the District. This opportunity could end at any time.
What do I need to know before I purchase an efficient toilet?
To help you focus on finding the most efficient toilets on the market with the features you’re looking for, check out these 15 important tips to consider when making a purchase, such as the “rough-in”, the bowl height and size of the toilet, and flush type and performance.
Where can I find HETs?
High-efficiency toilets can be found in all plumbing and home improvement retailers that sell toilets within the State of California. To find retailers in Santa Clara County that sell Premium HETs, click here to download a list of retailers.
What is a “Premium” HET?
Premium HETs use 1.1 gallons per flush or less and flush effectively (that is, no double-flushing is required in standardized conditions). These toilets can be found using the search feature at Maximum Performance Testing by selecting for “MaP PREMIUM Rated” toilets. Most importantly, this independent group’s external website provides additional resources and assistance to help you enter the criteria and features that YOU are looking for in a new toilet before going to the store. A recent list of Premium HETs can be found here.
What can I do with my old toilet?
There are several recycling locations in Santa Clara County that will recycle or dispose of old toilets. Click here to download the toilet recycler and disposal list.
QUESTIONS? Call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or email us at Conservation@valleywater.org.