Conserving water in our homes is becoming more important to consumers purchasing homes. From saving water inside to outside, products are available to reduce water usage and save consumers money on their water bills.
WaterSense® is a label given to water saving products certfied by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) These products are uniform in water saving rates thanks to third party verfication.
The important facts to know according to the EPA website:
Perform as well or better than their less efficienct counterparts
Products bearing this label are 20% more water efficient
Realize water savings on a national level
Provide measurable water savings results
Achieve water efficiency through several products
Just recently, the President signed "America's Water Infrastrure Act Authorizing EPA WaterSense®. This Act is now part of "Federal Law" according to a post just received by the Alliance for Water Efficiency.
"We are ecstatic that Congress and the President have given their stamp of approval to WaterSense," said Mary Ann Dickinson, AWE president and CEO. "
"We continue to believe that this successful public/private partnership is the most effective and efficient way to help Americans save water by choosing water efficient products and services certified to carry the WaterSense label."
"We want to thank our many partners in the coalition supporting WaterSense and the bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate who worked to include this vital program in the infrastructure legislation," she added.
Saving billions of dollars and millions of gallons of water, WaterSense® is also included in several green certifications for residential and commercial construction.
"The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) was instrumental in the creation of the WaterSense program and has been a major supporter of the program ever since. Along with its members and partners, AWE has been a leader in urging Congress to authorize WaterSense as part of federal law.
The water infrastructure bill signed into law by the President incorporates WaterSense into the federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act. (42 U.S.C. 6201) as a new Section 324b. It will now qualify for annual appropriations rather than having to rely on the EPA administrator’s discretionary funds each year."