Mar 23, 2012

Colorado Apartment Complex Gets Water-Saving Makeover

Delta Faucet Co. and Bell Plumbing & Heating provided retrofits as part of Fix a Leak Week

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined Delta Faucet Co. and Bell Plumbing & Heating to provide Renaissance 88 Apartments, a Colorado Coalition for the Homeless apartment building in Thornton, Colo., with a water-saving makeover. The retrofits and leak repairs done at the apartment complex will save 560,000 gal of water per year, enough to fill fifty backyard swimming pools.

Over the period of a week, Bell Plumbing & Heating replaced inefficient water fixtures in 180 apartment units at the facility with EPA WaterSense-labeled products provided by Delta Faucet Co. These products include faucet aerators and showerheads.

The event was part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the importance of water conservation and EPA’s WaterSense program during Fix a Leak Week. EPA joined Delta Faucet Co. (the WaterSense 2011 Manufacturer Partner of the Year), GreenPlumbers USA, United Way, Ronald McDonald House and various local water utilities and governments to fix leaks in more than 1,000 low-income households and community facilities in nine cities across the country, including Thornton.

“Across the country, household leaks add up to more than 1 trillion gal of water annually. The amount we’re losing could supply Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami for a full year,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “We’re not just losing water, we’re also losing the money our communities put into keeping our water clean and healthy. That’s why Fix a Leak Week is so important, and why we encourage everyone to take a few simple steps that can add up to have a significant positive impact.”