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  • Water District Launches Three New Conservation Programs
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 08/01/13 - 11:19 AM | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Washington County Water Conservancy District has launched three new conservation programs targeting local businesses.

    Water Smart Commercial Upgrades Equipment Rebate*

    Business owners who purchase the following qualify for a check rebate:

    Air-cooled equipment – 50 percent of cost

    WaterSense plumbing fixtures – 50 percent of cost

    Pre-rise spray valves (1.6 gallons per minute) – 100 percent of cost

    This free program encourages local restaurants to only serve water to those who request it, saving as much as 1.5 to more than 3 gallons of water for every glass of water not served.

    Local hotels and spas can save water, do less laundry and reduce operating costs by encouraging guests to reuse towels during their stay.

    According to Julie Breckenridge, the water conservation manager for Washington County Water Conservancy District, these programs are designed to save water and help offset the cost when making these upgrades. “Reduced water use, reduced expenses in making water-efficient improvements and reduced utility bills,” Breckenridge said. “Participants can’t lose,” she added, “except for water waste.”

    Washington County Water Conservancy District currently coordinates more than two dozen conservation programs annually in an ongoing effort to encourage local residents and businesses to use water wisely. Visit www.wcwcd.org/conservation for additional information on these and other conservation programs.

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    John Koeller
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    August 06, 2013
    If you are looking to purchase a new WaterSense toilet, get the best performing model, and get the Conservancy District subsidy, then you definitely should check out Maximum Performance (MaP) testing. Go to http://www.map-testing.com for the up-to-date listings of flush performance data and design information on 1,600 different WaterSense toilet models from 80 different brands!!….all independently tested by laboratories not connected to any manufacturer. Click on ‘MaP Search’ to use the free search tool OR download complete product listings.

    MaP development was sponsored by the water utility industry in 2003 to give consumers and businesses a means to compare flush performance among all the many toilets that are available in the marketplace. You can download a complete list of all 1,600 WaterSense HET models, OR you can do a 'search' of the database by specifying the exact characteristics you need (such as round front vs. elongated bowls, ADA height bowls vs. standard 15-inch high bowls, one-piece vs. two-piece toilets, and so on).

    It's entirely free and found at http://www.map-testing.com.

    MaP does NOT sell toilets.....it merely has them tested and reports the results free-of-charge to the public.

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