To encourage water conservation and efficiency the City of Odessa has established a rebate program for high efficiency toilets and hot water recirculation pumps.
Hot Water Recirculation Pumps
When a hot water valve is opened in a home, the water in the hot water pipe has usually been sitting in the pipe for a while and is no longer hot. Anyone needing hot water opens the hot water valve and waits until hot water from the water heater tank reaches the fixture. In large homes, especially at the plumbing fixtures farthest from the water heater, this can take a while and the water running in the meantime is wasted. Hot water recirculation systems circulate water in the hot water pipes, so that hot water will always be available and less water is wasted.
Recent advancements have allowed toilets to use 20 percent less water than the current federal standard, while still providing equal or superior performance. The WaterSense label is used on toilets that are certified by independent laboratory testing to meet rigorous criteria for both performance and efficiency. Only toilets that complete the third-party certification process can earn the WaterSense label. Over the course of your lifetime, you will likely flush the toilet nearly 140,000 times. If you replace older, existing toilets with WaterSense labeled models, you can save 4,000 gallons per year with this simpler, greener choice.