The City of Lakeland is currently offering up to $100 per toilet rebate to replace Commercial and Residential high-flow toilets using 3.5 gallons or more per flush with 1.28 gallons per flush WaterSense® toilets.
Participation will help Lakeland meet its water conservation goals and could save you water and money on your utility bill.
- Active Commercial or Residential City of Lakeland Water Utility customer (Your water is purchased from the City of Lakeland)
- Homes with private water wells DO NOT qualify for this program
- Toilet being replaced is 3.5 gallons per flush or greater (If home was built before 1994, and the toilet has not been replaced since 1995, then toilets will qualify)
- Old toilet(s) will NOT be re-installed at any location, and will be rendered unusable or disposed of
- New toilet is a 1.28 gallons per flush WaterSense® labeled toilet (NOT the 1.6 gallons per flush)
- New toilets installed prior to October 2020 do not qualify
- If new toilets have already been installed, in addition to meeting the above qualifications, you must have: your new toilet receipt; and either the old toilet itself, or a picture of the old toilet in place along with a picture of the year stamp or GPF inside the toilet tank proving that it is high-flow (No exceptions are allowed)
- Limit 2 toilets per household for residential
How to tell whether your toilet qualifies for the rebate:
- If your home was built in or before 1989, and no one has installed new toilets since, then your toilets are high-flow and qualify.
- If your home was built in or after 1995, or you purchased and installed new toilets in or after 1995, then your toilets are already low-flow and do not qualify.
- If your home was built in 1990-1994, or if you installed toilets in those years, or you don’t know whether new toilets have been installed, look at the toilet to determine whether it’s high or low flow:
- Look right behind the seat hinge on the bowl to see if there is a label with the “gpf” listed.
- If the gpf is 3.5, 5, or 7, then your toilet is high-flow and qualifies.
- If the gpf is 1.6 or 1.28 then your toilet is low-flow and does not qualify.
- If there is no gpf listed, go to the next step.
- Take the tank lid off and check the inside back of the toilet tank for the manufacture’s date stamp, which is usually stamped directly into the porcelain.
- If the year is 1989 or before then your toilet qualifies.
- If the year is 1990-1994, and there are no other marks on the toilet to indicate gallons per flush or gpf, then the toilet qualifies.
- If the year is 1995 – present, then your toilet is low-flow and does not qualify.
Choosing a Toilet
Make sure that the new toilet is WaterSense labeled, and is 1.28 GPF or better. While a particular MaP score isn’t a requirement, you may also want to make sure your new toilet has a MaP score of 350g or better so that you get strong flushing power. The higher the MaP score/rating, the stronger the flush and the highest score is 1000g. You can find this score in the specifications of online toilet model descriptions, or you can search for it here: http://www.map-testing.com/map-search/
To participate, please fill out the application here.
If you have questions, contact: