The Town of Danvers/Water Division has teamed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program to help consumers conserve water for future generations and reduce costs on their water bills.
The aim of the new EPA program is to decrease indoor and outdoor non-agricultural waste use through high-efficiency products and simple water-savings practices. The program helps customers identify water-efficient products in the marketplace that have been independently certified for efficiency and performance and promotes water-saving techniques that reduce stress to water systems and the environment.
"The goal of EPA's WaterSense program is to help Americans save water and money by offering simple ways to reduce water use through water -efficient product choices," says Sheila Frace, Director of EPA Office of Water's Municipal Support Division. "Using water more efficiently can help delay the need to create more supplies, saving communities money and resources, as well as ensuring that water will be available for future generations."
Fully adopting water-efficient products and practices can save the average household approximately 30,000 gallons of water per year - enough to supply 150 homes with drinking water for an entire year.
"The Town is proud to be a WaterSense partner," said Tony Furnari, DPW Director of Operations. "We look forward to working with our customers to improve awareness and promote water-saving products and practices in and around the home."
WaterSense labeled products, which include high-efficiency toilets, meet EPA's criteria for efficiency and performance. Certified products may bear the WaterSense label, which makes it easy for consumers to identify and select a variety of quality, high-efficiency products and services for their homes and lawns.
You can check out the web site for WaterSense Labeled High Efficiency Toilets at www.epa.gov/watersense/pp/find_het.htm and
Sense Labeled Bathroom Sink Faucets at www.epa.gov/watersense/pp/lists/find_faucet.htm