The Residential Dual Flush Toilet Rebate has closed due to the overwhelming successful take-up.
Council apologises for any inconvenience due to the early completion of the Residential Dual Flush Toilet Rebate. The unprecedented support for the program has resulted in Council spending some $400,000 on the rebate to replace around 2000 toilets since its launch on 15 October. Unfortunately the program’s budget has now been exceeded and it must be wound up.
Rebates will only be paid for applications lodged within six (6) months from the date of toilet purchase and replacement.
Tweed Shire Council is offering a water saving rebate on new dual flush toilets to households connected to the town water supply. Whether you are a home owner, tenant or landlord this is your opportunity to save money and reduce your water use.
The Rebate or refund is available for new dual flush toilet suites (pan and cistern) purchased and installed in existing residential homes, plus the associated installation costs.
Depending on your existing toilet, a 4-star WELS rated toilet uses up to 65 per cent less water. For the average household, this means a total saving of around 30,000 litres of water every year. That’s a possible saving of $60 per year, based on current water usage charges.
The rebate is up to a maximum of $200 per toilet suite (cistern and pan), including installation.
A limit of two (2) dual flush toilet suites can be claimed per customer account i.e. for each residential property or household. This means a maximum total rebate of $400 per property or household.
The Residential Dual Flush Toilet Rebate has closed due to the overwhelming successful take-up. In-store rebates direct through retailers ended as of 30 November 2012 and are no longer available. Applications for toilets purchased on or before Friday 7 December 2012 will still be honoured, but any purchases after this date will not be eligible. Applications for the rebate will be accepted up until Thursday 28 February 2013. Plumbers purchasing toilets on behalf of applicants must show proof of purchase from the retailer on or before Friday 7 December 2012.
It was always a condition of the rebate that the program could be closed before 30 June 2013 if the allocated budget for the rebate was exhausted. Council apologises for any inconvenience due to the early completion of the Residential Dual Flush Toilet Rebate. The unprecedented support for the program has resulted in Council spending some $400,000 on the rebate to replace around 2000 toilets since its launch on 15 October 2012. Unfortunately the program’s budget has now been exceeded and it must be wound up.
The existing toilet which is replaced must be a single flush toilet or an outdated dual flush toilet with a full flush of 9 litres or more and half flush of 4.5 litres or more.
The new dual flush toilet must be 4-star WELS rated where WELS is the national Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme. The 4-star WELS rating generally means that the toilet uses 3 litres per half flush and 4.5 litres per full flush.
The Application Form must clearly show the make and model of installed toilets so that the WELS ratings can be verified.
The whole toilet suite (pan and cistern) must be replaced with a whole new dual flush suite (pan and cistern).
For more information about the WELS ratings of specific toilets, visit the WELS website.
Toilet suites can be purchased from any plumbing retailer or through the licensed plumber engaged to carry out the replacement work.
In-store rebates direct through retailers ended as of 30 November 2012 and are no longer available. All toilets purchased by applicants and/or plumbers on behalf of applicants, must supply proof of purchase on or before Friday 7 December 2012.
You can also purchase the toilet/s from any other retailer (in Tweed Shire or not) or your plumber and have it installed by any licensed plumber. Application Forms are available from any toilet retailer in the Shire, plumbers, Council offices and as a download on Council’s website. Once the work is completed, you will need to send the completed and signed Application Form, including the plumber’s declaration, to Council with copies of all receipts and/or paid accounts/invoices for the toilet/s and installation.
Where the property is a rental property, the real estate/managing agent is likely to engage the plumber who will supply and install the toilet/s, and then invoice the agent. In such cases the real estate/managing agent will usually apply for the rebate on the owner’s behalf and sign the Application Form. The agent will need to supply proof of authority to act on behalf of the owner by way of a copy of the Tenancy Agreement or a letter testifying the same. This should be sent to Council along with the completed Application Form and relevant receipts/accounts.
Please return the completed Application Form with copies of all relevant receipts and paid accounts/invoices to:
Tweed Shire Council
PO Box 816
MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484
Or deliver in person to Council offices located at the Civic and Cultural Centre, Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah or Tweed Civic and Cultural Centre, Brett Street, Tweed Heads
The rebate of up to $200 per toilet suite will be paid either:
Contact Council on (02) 6670 2400 or email@example.com.