Water district hands out thousands of high-efficiency Niagara Conservation toilets.
water district is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to water conservation.
The Lake Elsinore-based Elsinore Valley
Municipal Water District has launched a free water conservation program where residents
can receive an incentive for up to two Niagara Conservation Stealth HETs per
home. Along with the toilets, they also receive two Tri-Max showerheads and two
low-flow faucet aerators. The total fixture package saves the average customer
10,950 gallons of water per year.
Two days after the launch of the
program, 300 people had signed up and by the end of the following Monday,
nearly 1,600 people had signed up for 2,700 of the 3,000 available toilets. An
update on the EVMD Web site stated all the toilets had been allocated (check out the EVMD Web site here).
The program is the brainchild of Sig
Schmalhofer (Signature Sales), who had contacted the EVMWD and
proposed a test of the Stealth 0.8-gpf HET as a solution to helping the
district and the residents served by EVMWD to save money and energy.
The toilets were supplied by the
wholesaler and installed by ECO Green Services. Niagara Conservation Director
of Wholesale Services Paul Kwiat said the company expects
another 3,000 units will be installed later in the summer. The EVMWD Web site
also expressed a similar sentiment about extending the program in the future.
For more on the program via a story on
Citizens Take Advantage Of Free Water Conservation Program
February 10, 2011