Sales Tax Holiday for WaterSense Products Oct. 5-7
Purchases of WaterSense-labeled products that conserve water will be exempt from state and local sales taxes. Oct. 5-7.
WaterSense-labeled toilets, showerheads faucets, irrigation controllers and other products use at least 20 percent less water and perform as well as, or better than, conventional models, according to a press release from the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. Independent third parties certify that products meet EPA criteria for water efficiency.
“Some people think a new showerhead won’t make a difference, but it does,” said Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin, chair of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, in the press release. “Every drop of water counts in metro Atlanta, and we can all do our part.”
Replacing a standard showerhead with a WaterSense-labeled one can save thousands of gallons of water a year. Replacing an old toilet with a water-efficient one will save more than two gallons a flush. Besides saving money on the sales tax, residents who purchase a WaterSense-labeled toilet may qualify for a rebate. Details about which utilities offer rebates, either directly or through the Metro Water District are available at www.northgeorgiawater.org/toiletrebate.
The sales tax holiday on WaterSense labeled products will start Friday, Oct. 5, at midnight and will continue through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. WaterSense-labeled products with a sales price of $1,500 or less purchased for non-commercial home or personal use during the sales tax holiday will be exempt from Georgia state and local sales.
WaterSense is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that seeks to protect the future of the nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services. To search for WaterSense-labeled products, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/product_search.html.
Visit www.mydropcounts.org for other strategies for reducing water use.