The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said its WaterSense program is achieving Olympic-sized water savings for consumers as it 2,600 partners and some 5,400 products.
WaterSense-labeled products have helped Americans save $4.7 billion in water and energy bills and 287 billion gallons of water since the program’s inception in 2006. That amount of water could supply Atlanta, Georgia, the 1996 Summer Olympic Games host city, for more than eight years, according to the agency.
WaterSense-labeled new homes and products are independently certified to use at least 20% less water and be high performing. The total number of WaterSense-labeled products has continued to grow; to date, nearly 5,400 models of water-efficient toilets, faucets, showerheads, flushing urinals and weather-based irrigation controllers have earned the WaterSense label.