- Toilet must be WaterSense labeled 1.28gpf or lower
Clothes Washer Rebate = $200
- Clothes Washer must have an Energy Star water factor of 4.0 or less.
Terms & conditions apply.
If you have any questions about whether a product qualifies for a rebate, please call the Water Department at 781-784-1525 x2315, prior to purchase.
WaterSense sets efficiency standards for appliances above the national standard, and puts their label on products to help consumers identify water efficient models. Independent, third-party licensed certifying bodies certify that products meet EPA criteria for water efficiency and performance, by following testing and certification protocols specific to each product category. Products that are certified to meet EPA specifications are allowed to bear the WaterSense label.
In 1992, Congress enacted an Energy Policy Act, which set national standards for maximum water use for showerheads, faucets, toilets, and urinals. See chart below.
If you have an appliance that was installed in your home prior to 1994, when the national policy took effect, you may want to consider upgrading those appliances to save water and energy.
1994 Federal Standard
|Showerhead||2.5 gpm (gallons per minute) at 80 psi (pounds per square inch)|
|Lavatory and Kitchen Faucets||2.2 gpm at 60 psi|
|Faucet Aerators||2.2 gpm at 60 psi|
|Toilets||1.6 gpf (gallons per flush)|