Charlottetown has renewed a rebate program for residents to convert their existing toilets to environmentally-friendly, low-flow models.

'We're short of water.' — Coun. Eddie Rice

The toilet rebate program was so successful last year, with 163 toilets replaced, it will continue this year. The city has set aside $10,000 for the program. All the money budgeted for rebates last year was spent.

"The toilet program had the success it had, I think first, [because] people are genuinely interested," said Coun. Eddie Rice.

"We've got a lot of people that are ahead of us as far as being conscious of the water conservation and the whole thing. We need to have water conversation. I mean, we're short of water."

The city estimates the program has saved 4.6 million litres of water so far. The rebates range between $60 and $75, depending on the model.

Rice hopes to get more funding so the program can expand.