GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
#1 - Toilets use more than a quarter of all of the water in an average home. Every time you flush the toilet, it costs you money. A new WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilet could save a family of four over $300 per year on its water and sewer bills. Review the table below to see how much a toilet upgrade could save you per person in your household.
|Toilet flush volume(gallons/flush)||Flushes per person per day*||Gallons used per year||Cost per gallon**||Toilet cost|
* National estimates say that each person flushes the toilet approximately five times daily.
** Based on the 7/1/12 City of Portland residential rates for 1 Ccf (748 gallons) at $11.461 ($8.140 for sewer and $3.321 for water)
#2 - In Portland, residential customers are charged sewer fees based on the average amount of water used in the wintertime. Replacing an older toilet now will not only save you water, but it will help lower your annual sewer costs.
#3 - The Portland Water Bureau is offering a $50 rebate for replacing an older toilet with a new WaterSense labeled model. You can save money on your water and sewer bills AND get help paying for the replacement! Funds are still available.
See the program requirements and download an application at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/rebate.
Sarah Murphy Santner
Resource Protection and Planning