Media Release

WaterSense and Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Monday, September 15, 2014 11:00 AM

Energy Tax Holiday 

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department encourages citizens to take advantage of the WaterSense and Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday this weekend (September 19 – 21, 2014). Sales tax will not be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of select Energy Star and WaterSense products in Florida including ceiling fans, dishwashers, refrigerators, light bulbs, toilets, clothes washers, bathroom sink faucets, showerheads and more.

Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Water Conservation Coordinator said, “According to the EPA, if all inefficient toilets in U.S. homes were converted to WaterSense labeled models, we could save more than 640 billion gallons of water per year—the equivalent to 15 days of flow over Niagara Falls.” The US Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense label is used for products that are 20% or more water efficient and perform as well as or better than standard models.

See a complete list of the products covered find out more information.

For more information, contact Stacie Greco at 352-264-6829 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).