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Frequently Asked Questions - Administration & Conservation
Indoor Water Conservation

Q: How can I check to see if I have a leak in my home?

A: 

Determine a time when no water is being used in the home (such as at night while you are sleeping). Remember to turn off your ice maker prior to performing this test.

Go out to your meter and write down the numbers showing on the dial before going to bed. When you awake, before any water is turned on in the home, check your meter again. If the numbers on the dial have changed, you may have a leak.

If you have a new radio-read meter with a digital display, you will need to shine a light on the meter face in order to activate the display. These types of meters also have a small faucet icon that will either flash or be continuously displayed if the meter detects a leak.

 

Toilets can be checked for leaks by adding toilet dye tablets (available from the Conservation Office) or food coloring to your toilet tank. Wait 15 minutes. If the dye or food coloring appears in the bowl, you have a leak. You may just need to replace the flapper. Always use the flapper recommended by your toilet's manufacturer.



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Q: What is a faucet aerator?

A: A faucet aerator mixes air and water for a smooth flow. The aerator is located where the water comes out of the faucet. Aerators are a simple and inexpensive way to save water. Kitchen faucet aerators are available free to Titusville water customers through the Water Resources Conservation Program. Find out more about aerators, on our Water Resources Conservation pages.

 



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Q: How much water will I save if I change out my old toilet for a new high efficiency (HET) toilet?

A: 

If a family of four switches out a toilet that uses 7 gallons per flush (gpf) for a WaterSense HET (1.28 gpf) toilet, it could save up to 41,756 gallons of water per year.

 # of       x       Gallons/      x     Days  = Annual Water
People          Person/Day          /Year         Savings

    4        x    (7-1.28) x 5      x     365    =    41,756 Gallons

If this same family had a toilet that used 3.5 gpf and switched to a WaterSense HET toilet, it could save up to 16,206 gallons of water per year.

 # of       x       Gallons/      x     Days  = Annual Water
People          Person/Day          /Year         Savings

   4        x    (3.5-1.28) x 5   x     365    =    16,206 Gallons   

As of October 1, 2017, 1,686 high-volume toilets have been changed out under Titusville's Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program.


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Q: How do I get a rebate for my new toilet?

A: 

Before you buy your toilet:

Œ  Request an application packet from the Water Resources Conservation Office by calling 567-3865 (select option 1) or clicking the email symbol below this FAQ. Packets are MAILED and CANNOT be picked up or emailed. Funding is limited and the program closes when funding is no longer available.

  Review all of the information included in your application packet. The packet includes a complete overview of the guidelines for the program. You must meet the guidelines to be eligible for a rebate. If you have any questions, contact the Water Resources Conservation Office.

After you purchase your toilet:

Ž   Remove the UPC symbol and the WaterSense symbol from the toilet's packaging. (If the toilet was purchased in two parts, you must submit two UPC and two WaterSense symbols.) If you do not have the original WaterSense seal from your toilet's packaging for each toilet for which you are requesting a rebate, you can not receive a rebate. No exceptions will be made. Pictures, web pages, etc. do not count as original seals. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain the original seals.

Mail fully completed application with receipts, UPCs, and WaterSense seals before September 1 to: Titusville Toilet Rebate    Conservation Program    2836 Garden Street    Titusville, FL  32796.
 

 
The Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program runs each fiscal year from October 1 through September 1 or until budgeted funds are depleted. To be eligible, toilets must be purchased during the same fiscal year that the rebate is available. All paperwork must be submitted by September 1 or by the close of the program.

 

Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program begins October 1, 2017
and ends September 1, 2018 or when funds are depleted.



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