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Cochise County Toilet Rebate Program

Effective Date: July 26, 2004 / Revised August 27, 2013 and March 13, 2018

Eligibility
All Cochise County residents within the Sierra Vista Sub-watershed of the San Pedro River are eligible. This would include Huachuca City, Tombstone, Bisbee and unincorporated areas such as Hereford, Palominas, Naco and parts of Whetstone. Generally, it is the area south of Highway 82 and between the Huachuca and Mule Mountains.

PARTICIPANT'S RESPONSIBILITIES

Installation
Homeowners are responsible for the selection, installation, and proper operation of the low-flow toilets.  This includes: selecting, scheduling, and paying the plumber. Cochise County accepts no responsibility for the homeowner's selection, installation or operation of new toilets.

Documentation
The homeowner is responsible to complete the program application.  Application must be submitted with an unaltered original store receipt or service invoice indicating a new toilet was purchased and installed.  All documentation should be mailed to the Cochise County Toilet Rebate Program, 1415 Melody Lane, Building G, Bisbee, AZ  85603.

Destruction of Old Toilet(s)
Homeowners will be responsible for proper disposal of old toilets.  The old toilet(s) must be taken to the County Solid Waste Transfer Stations located in Sierra Vista, Bisbee and Tombstone or the Western Regional Landfill located off Highway 82 North of Huachuca City. Normal fees will apply for disposal of the old toilet and all other solid waste delivered. Solid waste staff will verify receipt of the old toilet with a stamp specific to the delivery location. Participant's signature on the completed application attests to witnessing destruction of the toilet(s).

Restrictions
A completed application, along with an original unaltered sales receipt or service invoice for installed toilet(s), verified application stamped by a Solid Waste Transfer Station attendant that the old toilet(s) were received/destroyed and applicant’s signature on application, must be received to guarantee the rebate amount.

•     Installations must be located in the Sierra Vista Sub-Watershed.

•     Rebates would not apply to toilets purchased or installed before the initiation of this program, July 26, 2004.

•     Limited to actual cost of toilets replaced, up to two toilets per residential property, up to $100 for each toilet replaced. Maximum rebate - $200. Businesses and manufactured homes are not eligible for rebate.

•     Please allow up to 30 days for processing and mailing of rebate payments.

Comments
Cochise County along with other governments in the Sierra Vista Sub-watershed of the San Pedro River have committed to meeting the needs of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and the people living and working here. Cochise County has committed to assist Fort Huachuca meet its water mitigation requirements.  Fort Huachuca is the major economic engine of Cochise County. Cochise County wishes to reduce or eliminate the threat to our local economy should operations on Fort Huachuca be reduced due to environmental concerns.

Cochise County is a member of the Upper San Pedro Partnership (USPP), a group of 23 federal, state, and local government agencies, political bodies, non-profits and other business organizations with a commitment to meeting the needs of people and the river. The U.S. Congress recognized the USPP in the 2004 Defense Authorization Bill and required annual reporting through December 2011 on progress toward meeting the sustainable yield of the aquifer so as to protect the San Pedro River. The Cochise County Toilet Rebate Program is one step in meeting local water management commitments. For more information email water@cochise.az.gov or call 520-432-9200.

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