Virginia residents considering a total bathroom renovation or those who just want to improve the appearance and efficiency of their current space may consider doing some shopping this weekend. The state is holding its annual WaterSense tax-free holiday weekend from Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 10 and is waiving the usual 4 percent sales tax on water-efficient items.
Buying WaterSense-certified items can help homeowners not only improve the look of their bathrooms but can also help them save money and make their homes more efficient.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, replacing an older toilet with a WaterSense-certified model can save as much as 4,000 gallons of water each year and more than $90 per year in reduced water utility bills.
Retrofitting an entire bathroom with WaterSense labeled bathroom faucets can help an average household save more than 500 gallons of water each year. Also, since these water savings will reduce demands on water heaters, households will also save energy.