Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sales Tax Holiday for WaterSense Products

October 5-7 is a good time to commit to saving water in Georgia. That’s because purchases of WaterSense-labeled products will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

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. Independent, third parties certify that WaterSense-labeled products meet U.S. E.P.A. criteria for water efficiency.

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

The sales tax holiday on WaterSense-labeled products will start Friday, October 5 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 7.

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.

To searchfor WaterSense-labeledproducts, visit

Visit Cobb County Water System at to find out about our other activities promoting waterefficiency.