Toilet program, once flush with cash, asking for more funding
Rebates for high-efficiency toilets have resulted in 1.3 million gallons of water saved per day.
Marty Toohey, Austin Statesman,
For years, the City of Austin has offered to pay most or all of the cost of buying and installing new, high-efficiency toilets to help the city conserve a limited resource.
They have asked for an additional $3 million for the program…
Paul Robbins, a longtime environmental activist and frequent critic of the water utility, contends…
“It’s cheaper to do a shared savings program,” Robbins said. “Instead, they’re throwing toilets out of airplanes. They seem to have forgotten that money is a nonrenewable resource.”