potPart of a water-conservation effort, the City of Dallas Water Utilities offers free high-efficiency toilets to qualified applicants.

I have a bad pool with a mystery leak that is causing enormous maintenance misery and shocking water bills. Shocking. Meanwhile, following an unrelated home-repair crisis, I also have a bathroom under construction. So, as I do with all personal, financial, home-maintenance, medical, etc. problems, I turned first to the internet for possible solutions; at some point I came across Dallas’ “New Throne for Your Home” toilet replacement program, which might actually address a teeny bit of both issues.

“WaterSense® certified toilets ensure great performance and reduce water consumption. You can apply to receive up to two toilets,” according to the city’s site. ” This program does not replace existing 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF) toilets. A rebate option is also available for up to $90 per toilet (excluding taxes). Customers are responsible for picking up the toilets, having them installed, and disposing of the old toilets so they are not reused.”

Current City of Dallas Water Utilities customers who have a toilet installed prior to 1994 qualify. (Hmm, where did we put that old toilet.)

Here, find the finer details and application.

Here’s a letter to the Dallas Morning News Editor from a happy Preston Hollow customer.

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