Cocoa Toilet Rebate Program

Donald W. Downs, Conservation/Public Relations Officer • 351 Shearer Blvd. Cocoa, FL 32922 • Ph: (321) 433-8705 • Fax: (321) 433-8708 • email: ddowns@cocoafl.org • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm • Monday - Friday

As part of Cocoa’s water conservation program, the city offers an incentive to its water customers to encourage them to replace old high-volume toilets with high efficiency toilets (HETs). The Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program offers a $50 rebate to Cocoa water customers who change out old (pre-1994) high-volume toilets for WaterSense certified HETs (flush rate of 1.28 gallons or less) in accordance with the program guidelines. Save water and money by replacing older, high-volume toilets with more efficient toilets.

There are many different toilets on the market. Look for the EPA's WaterSense logo. These toilets meet EPA’s specifications for water efficiency and performance. When you use these water–saving products in your home or business, you can expect exceptional performance, savings on your water bills, and assurance that you are saving water for future generations. Eligible HETs are listed on the EPA’s WaterSense website.

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are given as a credit on your water bill. The Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program runs each fiscal year from October 1 through September 29 or until funds are depleted. To be eligible, you must purchase the toilet after October 1. Toilets must be purchased during the same fiscal year that the rebate is available. All paperwork must be submitted prior to the close of the program.

Eligibility Requirements include:
  • Applicant must have a water account in his/her name and must be a Cocoa water customer.
  • The toilet must be installed at a property that receives a water bill from the City of Cocoa.
  • A maximum of two rebates per address will be allowed during the lifetime of the program. A $50.00 credit will be applied to the water account for each toilet that uses 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) or less.
  • Rebate is offered for replacement of existing toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf) or more with toilets that use 1.28 gpf or less. It does not apply to replacement of a 1.6 gpf or lower toilet. A dual flush toilet does not qualify unless the tank capacity is 1.28 gallons total or lower.

 For more information contact the Conservation Program office. Please complete a Toilet Rebate Form for each new toilet.

Cocoa Multi-Family Toilet Rebate Program
Apartment complex owners, hotel/motel owners, and others, Cocoa now has rebates available for replacing old, high consumption toilets with ultra-low flow (1.28 gpf or less) toilets. Find out what you need to do to participate in the program prior to purchasing your toilets by reading the MF Toilet Rebate Eligibility Requirements or contacting the Conservation Officer. Please complete a MF Toilet Rebate Form for each new toilet.
 
  • Toilets comprise the largest category of indoor water use, averaging from over one-third to almost one-half of total indoor use.

  • In 1992 federal law (Energy Policy Act of 1992) mandated that all toilets sold in the United States use an average of 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) or less.

  • Toilets made during the period 1980 to 1992 use 3.5 gpf or more.

  • Toilets made prior to 1980 use 5 to 7 gpf or more. The oldest toilets can use more than 8 gpf.