The legend of the $4 toilet

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Rebates are available to customers who receive a water bill from Denver Water or one of these Master Meter districts. Rebates are available to customers who receive a water bill from Denver Water or one of these Master Meter districts.

The legend of the $4 toilet

By Travis Thompson

Have you heard about the $4 toilet? The tale originated with Vanessa McGrady, a Forbes Magazine contributor with “consumer superpowers.”

In the story, McGrady struggles with her nine-year-old toilet to the point of needing to double- and triple-flush. After numerous DIY attempts to fix it and a call to a local plumber, she decides she’s had enough. She purchases a toilet for $129, uses the $125 rebate from her water provider and is left on the hook for a mere $4.

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