Brampton - The Region of Peel and RONA are making it easier for Peel residents to save money this winter. On Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2, they are hosting Instant Toilet Rebate Events at RONA stores in Peel.
The rebate amount will be removed from the price of the toilet at the point of purchase and equals $60 for Peel-Approved 6L toilets and $100 for Peel-Approved toilets that flush with 4.8L or less.
"Taking advantage of this sale means residents don't have to mail-in their application form and wait for their rebate. They get the rebate right away. Not only do people save money up front, they will also save money in the long-run on their water bills. It's a great opportunity for those who are planning a renovation or need a new toilet." says Johann Manente, Supervisor, Public Education and Outreach.
Take part by visiting the following RONA locations between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.:
800 Boyer Blvd.
2933 Eglinton Ave. W.
3115 Argentia Rd.
650 Dundas St. E.
50 Gillingham Dr.
2830 Queen St. E.
Region of Peel staff will be at each store to help residents fill out application forms, assist residents with the selection of approved toilet models, and answer any questions about water efficiency and Peel's programs.
To be eligible for the instant rebates, you must live in Peel and own or rent a single or multi-family dwelling. Residents are requested to bring a copy of their water bill or valid photo ID to verify eligibility. The instant rebates will only be available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the event dates. The instant rebate only applies to toilets that are in stock and there are no rain checks.
Mail-in rebates are also available from the Region of Peel on an ongoing basis as part of the Toilet Replacement Program. In 2007, the Region of Peel provided 11,502 rebates to residents as incentive to phase out older, less efficient (13-20 L) toilet models, which saved an estimated 1.22 million litres of water.
The reduction in water and wastewater requiring treatment and distribution also contributes to a reduction in energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
For a list of Peel-Approved toilets or for more information, visit http://www.region.peel.on.ca/watersmartpeel/ or call 905-791-7800, ext. 4409.