2.7 trillion gallons of water have been saved since 2006 thanks to the WaterSense program. Also, more than $63.8 billion in water and energy bills have been saved, as well as 367 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.
The WaterSense program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, endorses products that are deemed water-efficient by placing a "WaterSense" label on them. The program also promotes resources that are available to reduce water usage.
The WaterSense label is on products that meet EPA's guidelines and are certified to use at least 20 percent less water and save energy. There are even homes that earn the WaterSense label. Throughout those homes, there are plumbing fixtures, efficient hot water delivery systems and smart landscape designs that save water for years.
Thinking about using a WaterSense product? Here are some facts to consider:
- Replacing showerheads with WaterSense-labeled models can save four gallons of water every time you take a shower.
- Replacing old, inefficient faucets and aerators with WaterSense-labeled models can save 700 gallons of water per year.
- Replacing a standard clock timer with a WaterSense-labeled irrigation controller can save your home nearly 8,800 gallons of water.
- WaterSense-labeled faucets—or aerators that can be installed on existing bathroom faucets—are about 30 percent more efficient than standard faucets while still providing sufficient flow.
To learn more about WaterSense products and services, visit the program's webpage. To learn more about water conservation, visit DrinkTap's Water Conservation webpage.