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This weekend is tax-free weekend for certain energy-saving products
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Georgia is holding a tax-free weekend on energy-saving products with WaterSense or ENERGY STAR labels from Friday through Sunday.

Products with those labels and a price of $1,500 or less, purchased for noncommercial home or personal use, will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

ENERGY STAR “is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency,” according to its website.

“WaterSense-labeled toilets, showerheads, faucets, irrigation controllers and other products are 20 percent more water-efficient and perform as well as or better than standard models,” said Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin, chair of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.

Residents living in homes built in 1993 or earlier who replace an existing high-flow toilet with a new WaterSense-labeled model may qualify for a rebate from their local water utility.

More information on the Metro Water District Toilet Rebate Program is available at northgeorgiawater.org/toiletrebate.

Visit mydropcounts.org to learn more ways to reduce your water use. My Drop Counts is a program of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.

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