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EPA’s WaterSense Program Helps Consumers Save Money & Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program today is kicking off its national “We’re for Water” campaign to encourage Americans to make simple choices that save water. The program, in collaboration with its partner, American Water, will spread the word about saving water by traveling cross-country, stopping at national landmarks and educating consumers about WaterSense labeled products. WaterSense products use about 20 percent less water than standard models.

Consumers can start saving water today with three simple steps: check, twist and replace.

· Check toilets for silent leaks by putting a few drops offood coloring in the tank; if the color shows up in the bowlindicating a leak, fixing it may be as simple as replacing thetoilet’s flapper.

· Twist on a WaterSense labeled bathroom faucet aerator touse 30 percent less water without a noticeable difference in flow.

· Replace a showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model thatuses less water and energy, but still has all the power of awater-hogging model.
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way touse less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services. In 2009, EPA’s WaterSense program helped consumers save more than 36 billion gallons of water and $267 million on their water and sewerbills.

More information on the We’re for Water road trip

To take the “I’m for Water pledge

To learn about water-saving tips