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Buying Water Efficient Appliances? Take Advantage of Tax Holiday and Rebate Program

Combine the Stoughton Rebate Program for water efficient appliances with the upcoming tax free weekend, August 11-12.

The following is adapted from a Neponset River Watershed Association release:

If you are contemplating purchasing a new water efficient toilet or clothes washer, then you may want to take advantage of two great opportunities – the Stoughton rebate program and the . 

The two-day tax holiday this upcoming Saturday and Sunday will lift the 6.25 percent levy on most items selling for less than $2,500 next weekend. Excluded from the tax holiday are restaurant meals, cars, motorboats, tobacco and any item that costs more than $2,500

Additionally, the Stoughton Water and Sewer Department is still offering generous rebates for residents who replace older toilets and clothes washers with water efficient appliances (the rebate program ends December 31, 2012). 

Rebates are dispensed in the form of a credit on residential water/sewer bills. Terms and conditions apply and residents are encouraged to call the water department prior to purchase to confirm eligibility. Only items replaced after September 1, 2011 are eligible.

Residents may receive $75 for replacing a toilet that uses 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf) or more, with a WaterSense labeled toilet that uses 1.28 gpf or less. The replacement toilet must be on the list of approved WaterSense labeled toilets. www.epa.gov/watersense There is a limit of two toilets per household.

$75 will be credited to residents for the purchase and installation of clothes washers that have a water factor of 4.5 or less – as shown on the Energy Star list. www.energystar.gov. There is a limit of one clothes washer per household.

A $10 credit is offered for the installation of a dual-flush toilet conversion kit on a 1.6 gpf toilet.  Dual flush conversion kits easily convert standard toilets into water-saving toilets. There is a maximum limit of two kits per household.

Finally, residents may visit the water department to receive free Niagara 1.5 gallon per minute (gpm) Earth Massage chrome showerheads, 1.5 gpm kitchen faucet aerators, and 1.0 gpm bathroom faucet aerators.

For more information call the Stoughton Water and Sewer Dept. at 781-344-2112 or go to: www.stoughton.org.

The Town of Stoughton has partnered with the Neponset River Watershed Association to help facilitate a grant from the EPA and MassDEP for a one year Water Conservation Program.

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