U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program
City Seeking Applicants for High Efficiency Toilet Program
July 21, 2011
The City of Corpus Christi is looking for residents who want a new high efficiency toilet, at no cost to them, but are willing to cover the costs of installation. The program uses funds from the U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to provide 2,000 city residents with low-water-volume toilets. These toilets use 1.28 gallons of water per flush, rather than the 3.5-gallon toilets used by most individuals.
Residents selected to participate in the program will receive a voucher in the mail for their new high efficiency toilet and all necessary installation hardware in early September. Replaced toilets will be picked up by the city's Solid Waste Operations Department and will be used to restore oyster reefs in local bays, through a partnership with Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and Haas Materials. For more information, read an article in the July 20 edition of KZTV10 News.