Want to lower your bills, conserve water and energy, and save money? Here’s your chance!
From Thursday, October 9th to Sunday, October 12th, Metro Atlanta stores will sell products with the WaterSense label and Energy Star label without adding sales tax.
Products that carry the WaterSense designation include low-flow toilets. These toilets only use 1.28 gallons of water per flush. This is several times less than the amount of water used by standard toilets. In addition to not paying sales tax, homeowners who purchase these toilets also qualify for a $100 rebate. The rebate is offered by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and Cobb and Dekalb counties. After the rebate and tax break, some toilets will cost as little as $50. Other tax-free items that carry the WaterSense Label are certain showerheads and bathroom faucets.
This is Georgia’s first tax exempt weekend involving “eco-friendly” products. It is the result of new legislation geared toward expediting new water supply reservoirs. No doubt, Georgia’s 100-year drought has lit a fire under its leaders.
Sources:Atlanta Journal Constitution