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  2. Denver Water’s HOA toilet distribution program is continuing this year.  The idea for the program originally came from Denver Water’s successful rebate program.  In the rebate program, Denver Water currently offers a rebate of $125 to its customers for any High Efficiency Toilets (HETs) purchased off the eligible model list.
    Denver Water wanted to take this idea a step further by initiating the HOA Toilet Distribution Program.  The purpose of the program is to help HOAs and their residents replace old water-guzzling toilets with the new HET’s which would ultimately result in water consumption and monetary savings.
    Under this program Denver Water will provide the toilets and partial reimbursement for installation up to a total of $125 per toilet to the HOAs.  For example, for one of their inside city HOAs, Denver Water bought the toilets for $100 and gave the HOA board the remaining $25. The HOA found a plumber to install them for $50 apiece and were able to contribute $15 toward the cost. Therefore, homeowners only had to pay $10 for a brand new toilet plus installation. After the 400 toilets were installed, the HOA is already using 37% less water and saving over $20,000 per year on their water bill and another $20,000 off their sewer bill. 
    There are some conditions to be able to participate in the program:
    ·       Requires a contract between HOA and Denver Water
    ·       Minimum of 100 toilets required – no maximum
    ·       HOA/Customer will install toilet and will be reimbursed up to $25 per toilet by Denver Water for installation
    Once becoming a participant in the program:
    ·       Denver Water will provide informational fliers and enrollment paperwork to the HOA
    ·       Toilet, seat, wax ring, bolts and supply line are provided by Denver Water
    ·       Denver Water will provide dumpsters at the site for the purpose of recycling the porcelain, and;
    ·       Denver Water will inspect installation
    For more information about the program, or if you would like to participate, please contact Cindy Moe, Denver Water’s Industrial Water Conservation Engineer at 303-628-6009.