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A Crappy Deal: City Offers Free Toilets

September 11, 2016

imgresA deal for a free toilet could well fall under the “what will they think of next” category, but no one else is covering it, which makes it perfect for me, one of the only male deal bloggers out there.

In case you haven’t heard, Seattle Public Utilities is (are?) offering free toilets, free installation of the commodes and even free recycling of your old toilets for low income homeowners who have toilets that were installed before 2004.

The reason is simple, really. Older toilets use a lot of water, which means that every time you use the toilet, you’re flushing money down the drain. Okay, not literally throwing dollars and cents into the whirlpool, but you get the picture.

Here’s the fine print on this deal:

You must own and live in the home, your toilets have to have been installed before 2004 and you must receive a Seattle Public Utilities bill (for some reason, Seattle Public Utilities are pretty insistent about this one. I guess they only want to serve their customers and don’t want to be obligated to install one in Portland, or something. Go figure.) And you must meet income guidelines. Here’s an example, though. To qualify, a family of 4 should have a Gross Yearly Income of $60,108 or less.

So, yeah, you could call it a crappy deal, but at least it’s a good one.

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