For the second time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Delta Faucet Company one of its 2013 WaterSense Manufacturer Partners of the Year, citing the company's commitment to water efficiency and utilization of the WaterSense program.
"As a WaterSense partner since the program's inception, we are committed to working with the EPA to encourage efficient use of water resources and protect the future of our nation's water supply," said Richard O'Reagan, Delta Faucet Company president. "From consciously working to reduce our footprint to developing environmentally-friendly products and technologies, we recognize our role in helping to sustain the environment."
According to the company, Delta continued its initiative in 2012 to ensure that 100% of its bathroom collections offer a faucet and showerhead that meet EPA standards. The company also launched two new toilets - the Corrente and Prelude - as an expansion of its WatersSense offerings.
"All of our WaterSense partners have taken steps to reduce our nation's water use, but several stood out in 2012 for their commitment to the WaterSense program and collaborative efforts to promote WaterSense labeled products, new homes and outreach and educational programs," said EPA's acting assistant administrator for Water Nancy Stoner. "We are pleased to honor Delta Faucet Company for its efforts that support our mission to protect the future of our nation's water supply."
The honor was awarded during the sixth annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas. Delta received the award in 2011 as well.