Low-Flow Toilet Tax Credit
Maple Ridge homeowners are eligible to receive a $50 utility tax credit by replacing their older toilet with a new, low-flow toilet. Make the switch to a more water-efficient toilet and help conserve our most precious resource.
- Applicant must pay property taxes to the District of Maple Ridge.
- Applicant must be a property owner or owner’s representative – no contractors.
- Credit is for residential use only, limit one toilet per property.
- Credit is not eligible for new buildings or as part of a renovation requiring a permit.
- Toilet being replaced must have a flushing volume of 13 litres or greater.
Step 2: If you are eligible, fill in the following form:
Step 3: Save your receipt! Bring the following to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot:
- Receipt for new low-flow toilet. New toilets must be CSA- or Warnock Hersey-approved 4.6 flush or dual-flush toilets. Local businesses offering additional discounts for low-flow toilets purchased in this program are RONA, Haney Builders, and Home Hardware.
- Old toilet (it will be crushed up for roadfill)
- Low-Flow Toilet Tax Credit Application 2012 (there are extra at the office if you forget this!)
Step 4: Sit back & relax.
- We will verify with the District of Maple Ridge that you are the registered property owner and your tax credit will appear on the next year’s tax assessment!
Did You Know?
- Low-flow, water-efficient toilets can reduce household water consumption by 20%.
- Approximately 28% of household water is used by a toilet. This equates to a savings of up to 30,000 litres of water per year for a family of four.
- By participating in this program, you will be able to have your old toilet recycled and avoid the disposal fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know that my toilet qualifies?
Look for a stamp on your toilet to find the number of litres it uses per flush. The toilet’s flush volume is printed on the inside or rear of the label, on the top of the bowl, or on the flush valve. If the flush volume is 13 L (3.5 gal) or greater, it qualifies!
I’m a tenant, can I replace the toilet in my rental property and receive the credit?
No, you must be the property owner or representing the owner. (ie: husband or mother-in-law)
Why am I not eligible if I live in a new building?
Under the Provinical Water Conservation Plumbing Regulation, new homes are required to install 4.6-litre or less water-efficient toilets. This regulation applies to any new construction and renovations. The purpose of the tax credit is to replace older wasteful toilets with newer efficient models.
Can I get a credit for more than one toilet?
The toilet utility tax credit program goal is to provide incentives and opportunity to a greater number of homeowners, so we are offering one credit per home.
How do I get my credit from the Federal grant program?
Click to learn more about the Federal grant program This program is separate from the Low-Flow Toilet Utility Tax Credit the District of Maple Ridge is offering.