What is Peel-Approved?
Peel-Approved gives residents peace of mind in knowing that water fixtures labelled Peel-Approved follow strict efficiency guidelines and qualify for rebates that offset the purchase price.
What is WaterSense®?
Similar to appliances that carry an Energy Star label for energy efficiency, water fixtures that carry the WaterSense® label meet stringent water efficiency and performance criteria set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency.
WaterSense® is backed by independent testing and certification, where companies using this label must sign a WaterSense® partnership agreement. The agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of WaterSense®.
For consumers, this means WaterSense® labelled products:
- Perform as well or better than less efficient counterparts; and
- Be about 20 percent more water-efficient than average products in that category.”
For more on WaterSense®, visit www.epa.gov/watersense
Why is the Region of Peel adopting WaterSense specifications for its Residential Toilet Replacement Program?
With the wide array of toilets on the market, the Region of Peel encourages Peel residents to choose water efficient products that maintain high performance and quality.
What does the new standards for Peel-Approved mean for residents?
Starting April 1, 2010, the Region of Peel provides $60 rebates on the purchase of high efficiency toilets that are Peel-Approved: Under the new guidelines, $60 rebate can be applied to
- Single-flush toilets with less than or equal to 4.8 litres per flush;
- Dual-flush toilets that have:
- reduced flush volume of less than or equal to 4.1 litres
- full flush volume of less than or equal to six litres
How is this different from the previous terms of Residential Toilet Replacement Program?
The Region of Peel will no longer provide $60 rebates on water-efficient 6-litre model toilets or $100 for high-efficiency toilets that flush with 4.8 litres or less.
Based on cost benefit of water savings, the Region of Peel determined that a $60 rebate provides fair value and added incentive to purchase a water efficient toilet.
What happens if I purchase a Peel-Approved toilet before April 1 and submit a rebate application after April 1, 2010?
You will still be eligible for a rebate under previous guidelines as long as the purchase date is before April 1, 2010.
Should I look for the Peel-Approved or WaterSense® label when purchasing a toilet?
Look for the Peel-Approved label:
Where can I find out more on WaterSense®?For more information, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.
Revised: Friday November 15 2013