Testimonials About EPA's WaterSense Program
"When consumers pick products with the WaterSense label, they
will make a smart choice that will save money, save water, and help
save the rivers, lakes, and other water supplies in their own backyards.
It will put the power in everyone's hands to protect the places
they swim, fish, and get their drinking water."
– Rebecca Wodder, President
|EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson announces the WaterSense program at the American Water Works Association's 125th Annual Conference and Exhibition on June 12, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas.|
"Water efficiency is the best way to ensure safe and reliable
drinking water supplies, while also saving consumers money on utility
bills. The new WaterSense program will highlight premium products
and services that save water. The public will embrace the opportunity
to choose products that protect our drinking water supplies, save
money, and provide water to our treasured rivers, lakes, and streams.
NRDC welcomes this program and believes it will help highlight the
importance of water efficiency to our communities."
– Ronnie Cohen, Senior Policy Analyst
Natural Resources Defense Council
"We are excited about the EPA's new WaterSense labeling program.
We are continuously developing innovative ways to help conserve
water while maintaining excellent levels of product performance.
By encouraging people to use water more efficiently, we help reduce
the need for new water and wastewater facilities, help protect our
drinking water, and help our customers save money."
– Jim Dwyer, President of Bath and Kitchen
American Standard, Inc.
|EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson (left) shakes hands with Pete DeMarco of American Standard (right), a leading producer of bathroom and kitchen fixtures and faucets, at the launch of WaterSense.|
"For 55 years, our company has been providing water-efficiency
solutions to irrigators that not only help them save money, but
grow healthier plants and produce greater yields, all while minimizing
the impact on our environment. I look forward to the EPA's WaterSense
program, which will encourage more consumers to adopt such water-efficient
– Tom Penning, President
Irrometer Co., Inc.
"The long-term availability of affordable, abundant water
is one of the key issues facing our community. The WaterSense program
gives us an exciting new tool that we can use to promote water efficiency—making
it easier than ever for San Antonians to save money and save water,
while helping to secure our region's water future."
– David Chardavoyne, President/CEO
San Antonio Water System
"California is thrilled to hear that EPA is launching this
long-awaited program. The benefits from the resulting water savings
will have tremendous national value over the years to come. Consumers
will save water, they will save money, and they will have great
products in the marketplace. This program is an important step forward
and we are pledging to work closely with EPA in rolling out the
– Mary Ann Dickinson
California Urban Water Conservation Council
|Stakeholders join EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson (right of logo) and Assistant Administrator Ben Grumbles (left of logo) to unveil the WaterSense program logo.|
"Water shortages have become commonplace in many parts of
the country, and local water agencies have been encouraging consumers
to save water where possible. This program will provide a way for
Americans to reduce water consumption without giving up product
performance. Increased efficient use of water can save consumers
money, reduce the costs of drinking water and wastewater treatment,
and help protect water quality in rivers, lakes, and estuaries."
– Diane VanDe Hei, Executive Director
American Metropolitan Water Association
"Water efficiency is the keystone of the irrigation industry.
The EPA label will provide independent confirmation for consumers
who want products and services that make the best use of water."
– Tom Kimmel, Executive Director
"Drinking water utilities are eager to partner with the EPA
to help ensure the success of this new national labeling program.
Water and wastewater utilities face an enormous and growing challenge
to maintain and expand the infrastructure needed to protect America's
water supplies and provide affordable water and wastewater service.
Water savings help our infrastructure dollars go further. Utilities
welcome this initiative and intend to partner with EPA to encourage
our customers to look for the WaterSense label when they are in
the market for new or replacement products and services."
– Al Dietemann, Director of Resource Conservation
Seattle Public Utilities