October 2-4 is a great time to commit to saving water! That’s because purchases of WaterSense-labeled products will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

When is the Georgia Sales Tax Holiday?

The sales tax holiday on WaterSense and ENERGY STAR labeled products will start Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015.

What products are eligible for the sales tax holiday?

WaterSense and ENERGY STAR labeled products with a sales price of $1,500 or less purchased for non-commercial home or personal use will be Georgia state and local sales tax-free. To search for WaterSense-labeled products, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/product_search.html.

What products do not qualify for the sales tax holiday?

Items purchased for use in trade or business and items rented or leased will not qualify for the Georgia state and local sales tax-free holiday.

What is WaterSense?

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.

What are the benefits of replacing an old, inefficient fixture with a WaterSense model?

WaterSense-labeled products use at least 20 percent less water, and perform as well as or better than conventional models. Residents who purchase a WaterSense-labeled toilet may also qualify for a rebate.

Will I qualify for a rebate if I purchase a WaterSense-labeled toilet?

If you own or rent a single-family residential home built in 1993 or earlier and replace an existing high flow toilet with a new WaterSense-labeled toilet you may qualify for a rebate. Get more information on the Metro Water District Toilet Rebate Program on the Toilet Rebate Program page.

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Jan. 30 in Flint Area: 300 UA Plumbers to Install Faucets and Supplies Donated by PMI Members

Who, What: In response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., members of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) have donated hundreds of faucets and other plumbing supplies to be installed in residents’ homes by a team of 300 plumbers from local unions across the nation. The humanitarian effort is being coordinated by PMI and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). Both organizations have seen a generous response to a joint call-to-action issued to their members last week.

When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Plumbers are expected to begin gathering as early as 7 a.m. at the UA Local 370 Union Hall, 5500 W. Pierson Road, Flushing, Mich., to gather the faucets and supplies, as well as Brita water filters provided by the state of Michigan, for the day’s work in houses and apartment buildings throughout the area impacted by the crisis. The hall will serve as headquarters throughout the day, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to the plumbers. The hall’s telephone number is  810-720-5243.

How/Why: The faucets and other plumbing supplies will be installed along with the water filters, which are designed to remove lead content from the water and make it drinkable. The types of faucets and other materials donated by PMI members American Standard Inc., BrassCraft Manufacturing Co., Delta Faucet Co., Fluidmaster Inc., Kohler Co., Moen Inc., and Speakman Co. are:

Kitchen sink faucets (8’ center set)

American Standard Inc.

Delta Faucet Co.

Kohler Co.

Moen Inc.

Speakman Co.

18’ kitchen sink supplies

Fluidmaster Inc.

5/8 O. D. compression x 3/8 O.D. compression. Straight chrome shut off valves for under kitchen sink

BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.

5/8 O. D. compression x 3/8 O. D. compression Chrome angle shut off valves

BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.

 A PMI allied member – the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) – also contributed to the effort.

“PMI is proud to join with its members and the UA to put our vision of safe, responsible plumbing into action,” said Barbara C. Higgens, PMI CEO and executive director. “We appreciate the generosity of our members, the UA plumbers, IAPMO and everyone else that is helping to assure safe drinking water for the residents of the Flint area.”

About PMI

Plumbing Manufacturers International is the voluntary, not-for-profit international industry association of manufacturers of plumbing products, serving as the Voice of the Plumbing Industry. Member companies produce 90 percent of the nation’s plumbing products. As part of its mission, PMI advocates for plumbing product performance and innovation contributing to water savings, sustainability, public health and safety, and consumer satisfaction. For more information on PMI or its conferences, contact the organization at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.:  847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. Visit our website at www.safeplumbing.org.