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Consumers and Businesses Look to WaterSense and Save 7.5 Trillion Gallons of Water
June 15, 2023
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its 2022 WaterSense Accomplishments Report on June 14, noting that consumers using WaterSense labeled products saved more than 1.1 trillion gallons of water in 2022. Since, EPA’s WaterSense program was launched in 2006, consumers and businesses have saved more than 7.5 trillion gallons of water by purchasing water-saving plumbing fixtures and irrigation products.
WaterSense partners and works with more than 2,000 utilities, communities, manufacturers, home builders, retailers, and other organizations to produce and promote toilets, faucets, showerheads, spray sprinkler bodies, irrigation controllers and homes that are independently certified to use less water and perform well. Americans can look to the WaterSense label to save water, energy, and money.
“It’s encouraging to see consumers using WaterSense labeled products in their homes and businesses to conserve water and build upon our water efficiency efforts,” said Andrew Sawyers, director of EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management. “What’s more, Americans saved significant utility costs and energy associated with these products.”
Since 2006, WaterSense labeled faucets, faucet accessories, and showerheads have helped American homes save 880 billion kilowatt hours of electricity – enough energy to supply a year’s worth of power to nearly 83 million homes – and eliminated 377 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of planting 5.6 billion trees. The energy and water savings associated with WaterSense-labeled products has also saved consumers $171 billion in water and energy bills over the past 16 years.
Consumers who are thinking about upgrading their bathrooms or irrigation systems can search for certified WaterSense-labeled products and save. Learn more at EPA’s WaterSense webpage.