WaterSense, a new water efficiency program launched by the EPA earlier this month, will educate American consumers on making smart water choices that save money and maintain high environmental standards without compromising performance.
“Efficient products and informed consumers lead to smart water use. EPA’s WaterSense program will provide water solutions that are a win-win for our wallets and our environment. WaterSense just makes sense,” said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. “WaterSense advances President Bush’s cooperative conservation goals through education, not regulation – spreading the ethic of water efficiency and promoting the tools to make wise water choices.”
The WaterSense program aims to raise awareness about the importance of water efficiency, ensure the performance of water-efficient products and provide good consumer information. The WaterSense label will be easily identified on products and services that perform at least 20 percent more efficiently than their less efficient counterparts.
Manufacturers can certify these products meet EPA criteria for water efficiency and performance by following testing protocols specific to each product category. In addition, products will be independently tested to ensure EPA specifications are met. These products will be available to families and businesses early next year.
Information about the WaterSense water efficiency program can be found at epa.gov/watersense.