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Don't flush your Franklins down the toilet

A leaky toilet can cost $.

Is your toilet running?

[No, this is not a prank call.]

You could be losing $300 a month* in unnecessary water costs if your toilet’s running.

The good news is, you can often fix a toilet leak yourself with a little elbow grease and a low-cost replacement part.

Use this short, easy-to-follow guide to find and fix a toilet leak.

Replacing an old toilet?  

Choose a water-efficient toilet and get $50 per toilet!

The Portland Water Bureau is currently offering a $50 rebate for replacing an old toilet or urinal with a high-efficiency model. Rebates apply to tank style toilets or urinals and flushometer (commercial) style toilets.

Have more than one old or broken toilet? Businesses are allowed rebates for up to twenty toilets.

Before purchasing toilets, read the full rebate details, including eligibility requirements and steps to obtain your rebate(s).

*$300 a month from one running toilet?! Yes, it’s hard to believe. Here's the math:

2 cents per gallon is what businesses pay, on average, for water (for the fresh water coming in, plus processing the waste water that goes down the drain).

500 gallons per day is how much water a running toilet can use.

10 dollars per day is how much you’re paying for a running toilet (2 cents x 500 gallons per day).

$10 per day x 30 days = $300 per month