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PROVINCIAL TOILET REPLACEMENT REBATE PROGRAM EXPANDED

Released on January 28, 2010

The Government of Saskatchewan is expanding the Provincial Toilet Replacement Rebate Program, one of the many programs available to help Saskatchewan people Go Green in their day-to-day lives.

Under the expansion, low-volume and dual-flush toilets installed in municipal and First Nations facilities, institutions such as schools and hospitals, and non-profit facilities are now eligible for the rebate. This applies to all qualifying toilets installed in these facilities retroactive to January 1, 2009.

"Our government is committed to finding real solutions to key environmental issues facing our province," Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority Nancy Heppner said. "Making better choices about the ways we use our water is vital to ensure we will have enough to meet our needs, and to the continued growth of our province. This program is helping Saskatchewan residents dramatically reduce the amount of water they use every day."

The Provincial Toilet Replacement Rebate Program provides a $50 rebate on the purchase of either a dual-flush or low-volume (6 litres or less per flush) toilet, when it replaces a higher-volume model that uses 13 litres or more per flush. While the program was initially only available to single family homes and multi-unit residential complexes, inquiries from non-profit groups and municipal governments made it clear these facilities could also benefit from the rebate, and increase the amount of water conserved across the province.

Since the program was launched last January, the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority has provided rebates for the replacement of more than 13,300 toilets throughout the province. That amounts to a savings of more than one million litres of water per day.

The Provincial Toilet Replacement Rebate Program is part of Go Green Saskatchewan, the Government of Saskatchewan's plan to help Saskatchewan's people address the province's most important environmental issues. More information on the Provincial Toilet Replacement Rebate Program and Go Green Saskatchewan is available at gogreensask.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Andrew Thornton
Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
Moose Jaw
Phone: 306-694-3746

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