watersenseLogoWaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, makes it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment. Look for the WaterSense label to choose quality, water-efficient products. Many products are available, and don't require a change in lifestyle.  Learn more about WaterSense here.


WaterSense - A National Partnership to Save Water and Protect the Environment

WaterSense, is a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, designed to make it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment by choosing water efficient products and services. Items that meet WaterSense specifications must be independently tested and/or certified, and only then can they carry the WaterSense label. Many WaterSense products and service providers are now available and the EPA is actively developing new specifications to expand the WaterSense family.

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    Learn more about WaterSense here.

AWE Submits Comments on WaterSense New Home Specification

The Alliance for Water Efficiency welcomes the publication of the draft specification for WaterSense New Homes. Across our diverse membership of water utilities, environmental organizations, manufacturers, and installers, Alliance members maintain a strong level of support for the WaterSense Program and a desire to see it expand in a timely and orderly way. The April 23 draft of the WaterSense New Homes specification marks a solid beginning for WaterSense participation in the labeling of whole buildings based upon published criteria of sustainability – a field seeing explosive new growth in the level of public interest. AWE has submitted comments and recommendations to the EPA suggesting changes and improvements that should be made to the draft specification. Key points made by the Alliance comments include: A simplified approach to the efficiency criteria for hot water delivery systems, using a performance standard to reduce the volume of water drawn and the waiting time elapsed before hot water reaches faucets and showers; Strong support for flexible landscape design criteria, allowing either landscapes designed to meet a stringent overall water budget or alternatively, landscapes installed with specific limits on high water use plants; The addition of stormwater management criteria to help conserve groundwater supplies and protect surface water quality.

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    Download AWE Comments on WaterSense New Homes Specification here.

EPA Extends Comment Period for WaterSense New Home Draft Specification

WaterSense has Issued a draft specification for water efficient new homes. EPA is interested in obtaining input from all interested parties on this draft specification. The public comment period for this draft specification has been extended to September 4, 2008. Comments on the draft specification can be submitted using the links below. WaterSense is a voluntary market enhancement program designed to promote water efficient products, services, and systems.

EPA Final Faucet Specification Released

EPA released a final specification on October 1, 2007, for high-efficiency bathroom sink faucets and faucet accessories (e.g., aerators). Manufacturers that produce faucets and aerators meeting WaterSense efficiency and performance criteria can apply to have their products certified and earn the WaterSense label. Before submitting products for testing, manufacturers must have a partnership agreement with EPA in place.

 Please see the following supporting information:

    WaterSense Final Faucet Specification

    WaterSense Faucet Supporting Information

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