Home Water Conservation Improves With the WaterSense Label
Water conservation cuts your monthly water bills, reduces stress on local water treatment facilities, and helps you contribute to the well-being of the environment and your community. When you want to make sure you’re using the most water-efficient products and practices possible, look for the WaterSense label on the items you’re buying.
Established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the WaterSense program provides information on non-agricultural water conservation, water-efficient equipment and appliances, and other factors that can help homeowners conserve water and better manage the existing water supply.
As part of this program’s mission, it grants use of the WaterSense label to water-saving plumbing products and professional service programs that are substantially related to water conservation.
Consumers can find the WaterSense label on high-efficiency plumbing products such as:
- Bathroom faucets
- Weather-based irrigation controllers
- Entire homes designed for water efficiency.
When you purchase an item displaying this label, you’ll know it meets strict criteria established by the EPA and verified by independent third-party sources. A WaterSense-approved plumbing fixture will:
- Perform its basic function as well or better than less-efficient models
- Provide water efficiency of 20 percent or more over average products in the category
- Produce measurable water savings in all environments
- Apply the latest technologies to achieve water efficiency
The WaterSense label is also applied to the certification programs of landscape irrigation specialists. The program endorses the services these technicians provide and verifies professional competence in areas such as the design, installation, maintenance and auditing of water-efficient irrigation systems.
For more information on the WaterSense program and or to find out more about water conservation in your home, contact us today at Sobieski Services. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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