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PORTLAND - Portland residents who purchase a water-efficient toilet in the next six months may be eligible for a $100 rebate from the city.

The Portland Water Bureau is trying to encourage customers to replace their traditional toilets, which use at least 1.6 gallons of water per flush, with newer, more water-efficient models.

In order to get the rebate, the new toilet must be labeled WaterSense, by the Environmental Protection Agency, which means it doesn't use more than 1.28 gallons per flush and also meets meet rigorous performance criteria.

The rebate deal will be offered by the water bureau either through June 30th, or when funds are depleted, if that occurs before the deadline.

To receive the rebate:

Fill out a WaterSense Toilet Rebate Form and return to the Portland Water Bureau no later than June 30, 2009.

Rules:

- Applicant must receive water from the Portland Water Bureau and have an active Portland Water Bureau account that is in good standing.

- Applicant must own the property where the new toilet is being installed or obtain the signature of the property owner on the rebate Form.

- There is a limit of 2 toilet rebates per eligible account.

- Each rebate is worth $100 and rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and to download a WaterSense Rebate application, just click here, for the .

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