Sales Tax Holiday for WaterSense Products

The first weekend of October is a good time to commit to saving water because purchases of WaterSense-labeled products will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

WaterSense-labeled products with a sales price of $1,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use during the sales tax holiday will be Georgia state and local sales tax-free.

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. on Sunday, Oct. 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 Cobb Chairman Tim Lee.

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, according to Cobb Chairman Tim Lee.

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 northgeorgiawater.org/toiletrebate.

WaterSense is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that seeks to “protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services.”

Click here to search for WaterSense-labeled products.

Visit mydropcounts.org for other strategies for reducing water use.

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