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Get Help Replacing Your Toilet

Did you know that if your toilet was manufactured before 2004, you may be eligible for a free or rebated toilet? It’s true! Toilets are the biggest water user in most homes. By replacing an older toilet, you can help save water every day and keep your water bill as low as possible. When considering whether or not to replace your toilet, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is it more than 20 years old?
  • Does it leak a lot?
  • Does it need 2 flushes to clear the bowl?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to update your toilet.

The cost of replacing a toilet varies widely. And while it’s hard to find a toilet for less than $100, there is a good selection of water wise toilets that cost under $200. Another major cost consideration is the installation. If you’re doing the installation yourself, you can keep costs low as you’ll only need to purchase a few small parts like a wax ring and some sealant. If you’re hiring someone to do the job for you, Seattle Public Utilities offers some programs to help offset these costs.

$100 Rebate

Replace your old toilet and get a $100 rebate through the Saving Water Partnership. To qualify, your existing toilet must be older than 2004 and the new one must be eligible for the rebate.

How it works:

  • Buy and install an eligible toilet. Save the receipt.
  • Submit an online application at You’ll need a digital copy of your receipt and a recent water bill.
  • Receive a check in the mail.

Free Toilet

Income-qualified homeowners may be able to receive a free toilet. If you live in a two-person household with an income less than $58,800, you qualify for this service.

How it works:

  • Call Sound Generations Minor Home Repair to request an appointment (206-448-5751).
  • A staff member will work with you to schedule an appointment. You may need to verify income and other eligibility requirements.
  • A plumber will come to your home to install the new toilet and take away the old one.

While the income requirements aren’t the same, many who are eligible for the free toilet are also eligible for the Utility Discount Program, which reduces your SPU bill by 50% and your City Light bill by 60%.

Dispose of your old toilets

You can recycle your old toilets for a fee by dropping them off at specific centers that accept them. Find out more about these locations here.

Thank you for helping Seattle use water wisely!