Suffolk County Water Authority is proud to be an EPA Water Sense Partner.
Water is a finite resource. Between 70 and 75 percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water, but only 1 percent of that is available for human use. While both world population and the demand for freshwater resources are increasing, supply remains constant. Water efficiency helps preserve our water supply for future generations.
WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Its mission is to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting and enhancing the market for water-efficient products and services. WaterSense provides consumers with a simple way to identify these types of products and services. EPA realized that managing water supplies was becoming an increasingly important issue to all local markets around the country. Through its national program, local water utilities, product manufacturers, and retailers work with EPA to promote water-efficient products and practices amoung consumers and comercial audiences.
Look for WaterSense Products
The WaterSense label helps customers differentiate between products in the marketplce, while encouraging innovation in manufacturing. WaterSense labels toilets, faucets, and faucet accessories that use less water but perform as well or better than standard models. Generally speaking, WaterSense labelled products will be about 20 percent more water efficient than conventional models in the same category. Performance criteria are a critical component to each WaterSense product specification developed. To earn the WaterSense label, products must undergo independent testing and certification by third-party laboratories to ensure they meet EPA performance and efficiency criteria. You can visit www.epa.gov/watersense to see a registry of labeled products.
Beat the Peak!
Learn more about water efficiceny and Take the I'm for Water Pledge at http://www.epa.gov/watersense/wereforwater/index.html