The Low Flow Toilet Retrofit Program was started in 2000 by the City of Vernon as an incentive to residential homeowners to reduce water consumption and effluent discharge. The objective of the program was to provide homeowners with a funding rebate of $75 for the first toilet and $50 for each subsequent toilet to replace existing toilets in their homes with low flow models. Typically, the standard toilet uses approximately 13 litres per flush while the low flow models use approximately 6 litres per flush, amounting to a flow reduction of approximately 40%. This program has been very successful and has contributed to an overall reduction in water consumption and waste discharge of approximately 60 to 85 mega litres since 2000. In 2008,the City of Vernon reimbursed homeowners a total of $41,975 for over six hundred retrofitted toilets. The retrofitting of these toilets contributed to an estimated reduction in water consumption and waste discharge of approximately 10 mega liters in 2008.