The EPA WaterSense® Program: Unlocking Rebates for Water Efficiency

In an era of increasing water scarcity and environmental concerns, the EPA WaterSense program stands as a beacon of hope, encouraging water conservation and efficiency. This voluntary labeling program, initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), helps consumers identify and choose water-efficient products, thereby reducing water consumption, saving money, and preserving our precious water resources. Here at, we make it easy to find bidet toilets that are WaterSense compliant from approved EPA Partners. In this article, we will explore the EPA WaterSense program, highlight states and cities that offer rebates, and guide you on how to apply for these rebates.

Understanding the EPA WaterSense Program
The EPA WaterSense program was established in 2006 with the aim of promoting water efficiency and encouraging the use of water-saving technologies. They work with Partner companies to certify and label products that meet rigorous water efficiency standards, ensuring consumers can easily identify water-efficient options in the market. These products include toilets, faucets, showerheads, irrigation controllers, and other water-consuming fixtures but for our purposes we will focus on toilets.

The EPA’s WaterSense® label identifies toilets that:

      • Qualify as High Efficiency Toilets (1.28gpf or less).
      • Have a minimum soybean paste flush score of 350 uncased grams.
      • Meet the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Supplementary Pricing Specification regarding trim quality and tank volume.
      • Have third party testing agencies conducting product performance testing and validation.
WaterSense Savings: The Numbers
By replacing old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense labeled models, the average family can reduce water used for toilets by 20 to 60 percent—that's nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings for your home every year (about $140). The savings from your water bill, sewer bill, septic system, taxes, etc. will pay for the upgrade in no time with an estimated savings of over $2,900 during the lifetime of the toilet.

WaterSense Rebates: An Incentive for Conservation
WaterSense offers rebate information but does not provide any rebates for products. Recognizing the importance of incentivizing water efficiency, many states and cities have partnered with the EPA WaterSense program to offer rebates to consumers who purchase and install WaterSense-certified products. These rebates serve as a financial incentive for consumers to adopt water-saving technologies, making them more accessible and affordable. By taking advantage of these rebates, individuals can reduce their water bills, contribute to sustainable water management, and make a positive impact on the environment.

States and Cities Offering Rebates
While the availability and terms of rebates may vary, numerous states and cities across the United States participate in the EPA WaterSense rebate program. You can try checking the EPA's WaterSense Rebate Finder to start but the site may not include all available programs. It's best if you explore your state or local municipality.  Let's explore some of the notable locations that offer these incentives:
  1. California:

        • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: Offers rebates for various WaterSense-certified products, including toilets, urinals, showerheads, and weather-based irrigation controllers. Visit their website ( for rebate applications.
        • East Bay Municipal Utility District: Provides rebates for water-efficient clothes washers, toilets, and irrigation equipment. Access their rebate applications at (
  2. Texas:

        • Austin Water: Offers rebates for WaterSense-labeled toilets, rainwater harvesting systems, and irrigation upgrades. Find more information and rebate applications at (
  3. Colorado:

  4. Arizona:

Applying for Rebates

To apply for water efficiency rebates, follow these general steps:

  1. Identify eligible products: Before making a purchase, ensure that the product you intend to buy is WaterSense-certified and eligible for rebates in your area. Check the EPA WaterSense website ( for a comprehensive list of certified products.

  2. Review rebate terms: Visit the websites of your local water utility or city government to understand the specific rebate terms, including eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and required documentation.

  3. Purchase and install the product: Buy the water-efficient product from a retailer or supplier. Ensure it meets the WaterSense certification criteria.

  4. Gather documentation: Collect all the necessary documents required for rebate applications, such as receipts, product information, and proof of installation.

  5. Submit the rebate application: Fill out the rebate application form provided by your water utility or city government. Attach the required documentation and submit the application within the specified timeframe.

  6. Await confirmation and rebate: After submitting your application, patiently wait for confirmation from the rebate program. If approved, you will receive the rebate as per the terms and conditions outlined by your local water utility.

The EPA WaterSense program and the associated rebate offerings provide an excellent opportunity for consumers to contribute to water conservation efforts while benefiting from financial incentives. By promoting water-efficient products and technologies, the program enables individuals to make a positive impact on the environment and their personal finances.

Here at, we make it easy to find bidet toilets that are WaterSense compliant from approved EPA Partners. Just click the link and you'll go to our WaterSense Collection page.  Please feel free to reach-out to us with any questions.

[Disclaimer: The availability and terms of rebate programs are always changing. Please visit the respective websites provided to access the most up-to-date information and rebate applications and the products they cover]