From Renee on November 6th, 2007 in Bathroom Remodel
If so, you already know that you can save water, even when the tap is on. Water efficient products are available for this reason, and there’s a program out there that promotes them. The program, called WaterSense, works in collaboration with the U.S. EPA to protect the future of the nation’s water supply. If you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom with new appliances, installing water efficient products is a smart choice. They help protect the environment, and in time, the savings on your water bill can offset the money you invest.
Federal law requirements are already in place to set standards, but WaterSense-labeled appliances go beyond federal standards. For instance, under federal law, toilets must not exceed 1.6 gallons per flush. High-efficiency toilets (HETs) backed by WaterSense go beyond the standard, using less than 1.3. WaterSense also partners with irrigation professionals, manufacturers, retailers, and distributors to move high efficiency toilets, showerheads, faucets, and faucet accessories onto the shelves and into our homes.
Here are some reasons they should be there:
- You can save up to 11,000 gallons of water annually.
- WaterSense-labeled products are 20 percent more efficient than their uncertified counterparts.
- You can save water without switching your habits or effecting other lifestyle changes.
Related Facts for Water Use over Water Waste
- Toilets are responsible for most water wastage in the home and account for 30 percent of indoor water use.
- There are 222 million bathroom sink faucets in the U.S., and older models increase flow rates by 3 to 7 gallons per minute.
- Showerheads represent about 17 percent of residential indoor water use.