- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Over the past seven years, the city of Pullman says it has saved 8.4 million gallons of water per year from the replacement of more than 2,000 toilets.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1beIS3M ) the city started a toilet rebate program in 2008 as part of its water conservation plan. The program offered residents up to $125 for replacing toilets that exceed 1.6 gallons per flush.

City officials say thus far, Pullman has spent about $222,500 on the rebates. In 2014 alone, nearly 1,000 toilets were replaced.

Since July 1993, state law has required 1.6 gallons per flush toilets in all new construction.

Many older toilets that have been replaced chug water at a rate of 3.0 to 4.0 gallons per flush.

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