High-Efficiency Toilet Residential Rebate Program
Effective July 1, 2020
City of Modesto water customers in single and multi-family homes built before 1992 may be eligible for a rebate when they replace their old toilet with a high efficiency toilet. The rebate amount may not exceed $100 per toilet replaced. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The City reserves the right to terminate this program at any time and for any reason.
Replacing a high water use toilet with a new HET of 1.28 gallon per flush (gpf) can save about 38 gallons of water each day. An HET uses 20% less water per flush than ULFT models. Efficiency measures such as replacing water guzzling toilets with the latest in low-flush toilet technology helps ensure the future water supply is adequate and helps maintain efficient water use.
How to Apply
- Obtain an application using one of the following methods:
- If you are not applying online, send completed paper application and the original sales receipt to one of the following:
City of Modesto Attention:Water Division - Rebate Program
PO Box 642
Modesto CA 95353
- Fax: 209-342-4568
A City of Modesto representative may contact you to schedule a brief appointment to verify installation of the new High Efficiency Toilet.
Program Guidelines and Participation Section
- City of Modesto customers who pay a water utility bill to the City of Modesto
- Customer accounts that are in good standing
- Tenants who provide written approval from the property owner or property manager.
- Homes built before 1992.
- Program applies to toilet(s) purchased between 7/1/20 through 6/30/21.
- Rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of sales receipt.
- The qualifying toilet must remain at the installation site for a minimum of six months after installation.
Toilets (qualifying for rebate)
- New toilet(s) must be rated as 1.28 gpf (gallons per flush) or less and must bear the WaterSense label.
- For a list of qualifying toilets visit https://epa.gov/watersense/products/toilets.html or call 209-342-2246.
- Toilet(s) being replaced must exceed 1.6 gpf and be manufactured before 1992.
- HET toilets must be installed within the Modesto City service area and at the address listed on the application.
- Toilet installation, new construction, accessories, and taxes do not qualify.
- If the existing toilet is 1.6 gallons or less per flush, they do not qualify for this rebate.
- Rebate checks will be mailed within 8 weeks after completing the rebate process.
- Rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of a new toilet(s).
- Rebates are limited to the number of bathrooms listed on the County parcel record.
Application and Rebate Approval or Denial
- On-site compliance verification may be required.
- The original itemized dated sales receipt for the new toilet is required (copies not accepted). Scanned original will be accepted via online submittal only.
- Incomplete, incorrect or unsigned applications cannot be processed. We will contact you with any discrepancies and many require you to submit a new application.
- Customer must fulfill all program guidelines in order to be eligible for rebates.
- The rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of sales receipt.
- The Rebate Program is not responsible for materials lost by mail.
- Submissions or possession of a rebate application does not guarantee receiving a rebate application does not guarantee receiving a rebate.
- Rebates are processed on a first come, first served basis.
- Funding for this rebate program is limited to available resources.
- Rebate amounts are subject to change without notification.
- This program shall at all times be subject to change or termination without prior notice.
- Toilets that are leased, rebuilt, rented, received from warranty or insurance claims, exchanged, won as a prize, or have had new parts installed in an existing unit do not qualify for a rebate.