The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is aiming to make water conservation a priority with the creation of its new WaterSense program. The partnership program makes it easy for consumers to save water and protect the environment by easily identifying certified water-efficient products. Stephanie Harris, managing editor of Water Quality Products, recently spoke with WaterSense’s team leader, Virginia Lee, to learn more about the program.
Stephanie Harris: What is the WaterSense program and what are its objectives?
Caroma, an Australian company, has dual flush toilets that feature two buttons: one for liquid waste, the other for solid waste
Long showers or leaving the water running while brushing your teeth may be thought to be the most wanton waste of water, but the real guzzler of the house is the toilet. Each household member flushes the toilet four or more times daily on average, accounting for more than 20 gal per person. If the toilets in the house were installed before 1994, they account for 40% of the household’s total use of water.