Cochise County Toilet Rebate Program
Effective Date: July 26, 2004
All Cochise County residents within the Sierra Vista Sub-watershed of the San Pedro River, living in an an owner-occupied residence built pre-1994. 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.
Note: The City of Sierra Vista has a separate successful Toilet Rebate Program. Call 458-5775 if you live within the Sierra Vista city limits.
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.
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.
Toilet Rebate Application [pdf]
Destruction of Old Toilet(s)
The old high-flow toilet(s) should be taken to the County Solid Waste Transfer Stations located in Sierra Vista, Bisbee and Tombstone or the Western Regional Landfill located off of Highway 82 North of Huachuca City. The normal dumping fee will be waived at these stations for the toilet(s) only. Normal fees will apply for other solid waste delivered. Solid waste staff will verify on the Toilet Rebate Application Form receipt of the high-flow toilet(s). Participant's signature on the completed application attests to witnessing destruction of the toilet(s).
Homeowners will be responsible for proper disposal of old toilets. The old high-flow toilet(s) must be taken to a County Solid Waste Transfer Station located in Sierra Vista, Bisbee or Tombstone or the Western Regional Landfill. There will be no charge to participants to dispose of the old toilet(s). However, if you deliver other waste along with the toilet(s), normal fees will apply after deducting a standard weight of 40 lbs per toilet from the load.
Please do not destroy the toilet before you turn it in. Program participants are required to verify that they witnessed the destruction of the old toilet on their application.
A completed application, along with an original unaltered sales receipt or service invoice for installed toilet(s), application verified from a Solid Waste Transfer Station that the old toilet(s) were received and destroyed must be received to guarantee the rebate amount.
- Limited to owner-occupied residential homes only, no business or rental properties are currently eligible.
- Homes 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 household, up to $100 for each toilet replaced. Maximum rebate - $200.
- Please allow up to 60 days for processing and mailing of rebate payments.
Cochise County along with other governments in the Sierra Vista Sub-watershed of the San Pedro River have committed to the 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 which include responsibility for the water use of 54% of the residents of the sub-watershed. Fort Huachuca contributes in excess of $600,000,000 annually to the southern Arizona economy and is the major economic engine of Cochise County. Fort Huachuca along with all other military installations is being considered for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). 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 21 federal, state and local private and government agencies and political bodies 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 requires annual reporting 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. A portion of the funding for this program is provided by the USPP.
or call: 520-432-9200