Conserve Water the Watersense Way

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wslabel.jpgYou may already be familiar with the Energy Star program set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Well, the EPA has also set standards for water conserving devices such as sink faucets and aerators, toilets, showerheads, and landscape irrigation technologies.

Fixtures made by all manufacturers are eligible to receive the WaterSense label if they meet strict performance and water-conserving criteria and are tested by an independent third party.

Why is important to conserve water? The population in the United States alone has grown to over 300 million, and the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day. That immense demand on our water supplies and distribution systems has a significant impact. But by using water more efficiently, we can help preserve water supplies for future generations, save money, and protect the environment.

According to the EPA, “A recent government survey showed at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013.”  Currently many areas of the country (and the world for that matter) are already experiencing serious droughts.

Find a WaterSense labeled product here.

Tag(s): Going Green, Green Furnishings, Kitchens And Baths, Money Saving

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2 Responses to “Conserve Water the Watersense Way”

  1. Greg on August 21st, 2008 11:41 am

    That is why it is so important to install low flow faucet aerators as well as low flow showerheads. Their are faucet aerators that can cut your gallons per minute flow all the way down to .5 gallons per minute.

  2. Ken on April 22nd, 2009 1:57 pm

    I can see the conservation advantage of low-gpf toilets, but I don’t buy the low-flow approach to conserving water elsewhere. If I need a gallon of water, I need a gallon of water, whether it takes 1 minute or 2 to get it. All low-flow faucets do is slow me down.

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