Niagara Conservation Supports Continuation of the Highly Successful WaterSense Program

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With significant spending cuts by the Federal Government seemingly imminent, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds itself in the crosshairs. The EPA supports, researches, and monitors a number of water related issues ranging from the water pollution endangering our wildlife, to the little, precious drinking water we have left.  Decisions that affect our water conservation should be made carefully, and one of the EPA’s most effective programs is now at risk: WaterSense. The labeling program encourages water efficiency by helping consumers make informed decisions about the products they choose for their homes, yards, and businesses.

WaterSense is in jeopardy because it is funded not via Congressional action, but rather solely at the discretion of the EPA administrator.[1]  IAPMO, The High-Performance Buildings Coalition, and 61 of the nation’s leading manufacturers, associations, and professional organizations in the building industry are urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to continue federal funding for the highly successful WaterSense program. As a WaterSense certified manufacturer of toilets, Niagara Conservation supports the efficiency labeling outlined by the program.

Niagara was built on a foundation of conservation. It’s in our DNA. Recognizing the imperative for efficient use of water, we urge you to join us in support for the WaterSense program.

A Public-Private Partnership with Bipartisan Support

As a public-private partnership, WaterSense is a voluntary product efficiency labeling program that identifies efficient and high-performing water-consuming products. It has saved consumers more than $33 billion in water and energy bills since the program’s inception in 2006, and enjoys the support of The Home Depot store, where all toilets, faucets, and showers sold are WaterSense labeled. The program has also received bipartisan support on Capitol Hill throughout its existence, as WaterSense benefits consumers and industry alike.

More than 1,700 manufacturers, water and energy utilities, distributors, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, trade associations, and retailers have partnered with WaterSense. Niagara, offering technology that uses as little as 0.8 gallons per flush, is extremely proud to be one such manufacturer and would like to see the continuation of this valuable program. Click here to learn more about the WaterSense program, and consider installing a Niagara toilet today!

[1] www.wateronline.com

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