Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations
January, 17 2023 Published by South Alberta Chapter
City Ends Multiunit Toilet Rebate Program
From the Winter 2023 issue of the CCI South Alberta CCI Review
The City of Calgary has ended the Multiunit Toilet Rebate Program on November 1, 2022 and would like to thank all past participants of the program.
The program ran for 16 years and helped multiunit residential building owners/tenants across Calgary to replace nearly 8,000 leaky, high volume flushing toilets with new WaterSense, high-efficiency toilets. To date, savings from these toilets have topped 200 million litres and counting. In addition to the expected water savings of replacing old toilets with high-efficiency toilets that use up to 75 per cent less water, many building owners reaped even greater water savings since many of the old toilets also had a leak, which was silently wasting hundreds of liters of water a day!
Even if your building has high-efficiency toilets, there are always things that can be done to continue to reduce water use. For instance, a regular inspection of suites for leaking fixtures can spot problems early and speed the time to repair. Also, faucets and showerheads are commonly not updated to high-efficiency fixtures and can also waste considerable amounts of water, even if they do not leak. Replacing these with highefficiency fixtures can reduce water use considerably.
To find out more about low water use fixture requirements for new or renovated suites visit Low water use toilets and faucets (calgary.ca)
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