California has been experiencing shortage in water supply to residential and commercial buildings for many years. As one of the solutions, Metropolitan Water District (MWD) and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power joined funds to allow commercial buildings to replace their current non-efficient toilets and urinals to High Efficiency Toilets (HET) and Urinals (HEU) without incurring extra cost.
Accend Energy has been an active participant in helping commercial buildings to retrofit its toilets and urinals with properly certified fixtures, while assisting in helping clients apply for the rebates through the utility company.
Capable of Flushing More Waste
After the performance troubles of first generation low-flow toilets of the late 1990’s, concerns of needing to double and triple flush water-saving toilets have haunted the toilet industry. The U.S. EPA’s Water Sense program has set high performance standards to cast aside these concerns. Therefore, Map testing of toilets was developed to indetify how well popular toilet models perform bulk removal using a realistic test media and to grade each toilet model based on this performance. Design advances have enabled Water Sense labeled toilets to save water with no trade-off in flushing power. In fact, many outperform standard toilets in consumer testing.
The MWD program was initially suspended in September 21,2009, the program has been officially reinstated for Southern California. This includes commercial, industrial, and institutional water consumers.
Rebate Program Benefit
- You can upgrade your old toilet to new HET toilet
- You can save water consumption by 20% or higher per flush
Accend Energy provides clients with a turnkey service. This means that Accend Energy will assist the customer through every step of the toilet rebate program. Accend Energy will fully devote their time in order to assure that the client successfully completes the Toilet Rebate Program.
High Efficiency Toilets (HET)
Rebate Program Requirement
- Existing Toilet has to be1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) or greater
- New HET Fixture has to be installed with 1.28 gallons per flush
- Facility must have minimum 5 or more fixtures.
High Efficiency Urinals (HEU)
Rebate Program Requirement
- Current urinals must be a 1.5 gallons per flush (gpf) or greater
- Newly installing urinals must be a High Efficiency Urinal (HEU)
- New HEU must be qualified from MWD
- HEU flushes at 1.28 gallons per flush or requires no water (Waterless Urinals)
- Facility must have 3 or more urinals or can be combined
Warranty & Service
- 6 months Parts and Labor Warranty
- 10 year manufacturer warranty provided for toilet bowl
+Sample Water Conservation Analysis
|Current Toilet Type||Water Savings with 1.28 GPF Toilet|
|(Sample) Water Bill Saving Analysis|
|Water Charge||Sanitation Charge||Total Billed|
|One Month Total||$6,872.59||$5,696.07||$12,568.66|
|20% Saving per Year**||$16,494.22||$13,670.57||$30,164.78|
Reference 2: LADWP Water conservation rebate program website
***In Los Angeles you must install a 0.125 gpf or less as of October 1, 2010. Please see the “High Efficiency Plumbing Ordinance” at the following
- webpage: http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp013145.pdf for details.