Toilet Information & Resources

Toilets are the single biggest water guzzler in your home, accounting for about 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption. Replacing older toilets with new high-efficiency models is an easy way to trim monthly water bills and help conserve our precious water resources. In fact, simply replacing one pre-1994 toilet with a new high-efficiency model can save 10,000 gallons per year—enough to fill a backyard swimming pool! And if that’s not motivation enough, right now MMWD is offering rebates to help customers make the switch.

Please note: As of January 1, 2014, all toilets sold or installed in California must be high-efficiency models. However, MMWD’s rebate is only for high-efficiency toilets that carry the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense label. When shopping for your new toilet, remember to look for the label.

Did You Know?
A leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day. Check your toilet for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring or a dye tablet in the tank and waiting about 15 minutes. If the color shows up in the toilet bowl, you probably have a leaky flapper that needs to be replaced.