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City pushes low-flow toilet rebate

May 10, 2011
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TORONTO — In order to help its residents conserve water, the city of Charlottetown is offering a rebate for those who upgrade their toilets, according to the CBC News.

Older models of toilets can use at least 12 liters of water per flush, while modern ones operate with six liters or less, the article stated.

"You see fairly major changes with replacements of toilets. It''s one of the largest water users and you can dramatically reduce the amount of water that gets consumed," said Craig Walker of Charlottetown''s Sewer and Water Department.

The city is offering a rebate to anyone upgrading an older toilet for a new low-flow model, the article noted.

According to the article, residents can save up to $75 in addition to a 15 percent rebate offered by the province.

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