Saving water isn’t just about our current generation but generations to come. Make a point of buying products with the WaterSense label. Created in 2006, WaterSense is an EPA sponsored program. Its primary purpose is to protect the water supply in the US. The program gives the consumers facts about the products they are purchasing without doing the research themselves. In the past, a consumer would make a purchase based strictly on style without knowing if the product was energy efficient.
Rigorous Testing Performed For Efficiency And Performance.
Every product with the WaterSense label is rigorously tested for efficiency and performance. Unlike other government-run programs, WaterSense is a voluntary program. It develops guidelines and specifications for efficient water products and passes thoughts guidelines on to the manufacturers. A third party. Testing completed by a third party which ensures the integrity of the program.
Here are three misconceptions about water saving products.
1. Water saving products don’t perform as well as products those that require more water.
Nothing is further from the truth. WaterSense labeled products are performing as well or outperforming those products without the label. Additionally, the WaterSense label tells the consumer that faucets, toilets, and showerheads have all met the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard for performance while using 20% less water.
2. Water saving products cost more.
What you’ll find is that products with the WaterSense label are not only better engineered to save water, but they’ll save you money in the long and short run, without costing you any more than a comparable product.
3. I need to sacrifice style when purchasing a water-saving product.
The fact is most American homeowners will not purchase a product that is not visually appealing. Manufacturers to the likes of Kohler, Delta, Moen and many more are all part of the WaterSense program, providing stylish faucets, toilets, and showerheads.
Calculate Your Savings
The EPA has a calculator for consumers to calculate how much they can save by purchasing products marked with the WaterSense label. Take the challenge and calculate your savings.
Conserving water has now become a movement. Builders, like KB Homes, are now building communities that with products that have the WaterSense label. KB Homes was awarded Builder Partner of the Year in 2012 and 2013. At Big B’s Plumbing, we’re strong advocates of products with the WaterSense label, but it still boils down to choice. Help us save for this generation and the next.