The Importance of Water Efficiency
Water is vital to the survival of everything on the planet and is limited in supply. The Earth might seem like it has abundant water, but in fact less than 1 percent is available for human use. While the population and the demand on freshwater resources are increasing, supply remains constant. In fact, a government report (PDF) (1 pg, 132K)found that water managers in 36 states expected to face water shortages by 2013.
Managing water is a growing concern in the United States. Communities across the country are starting to face challenges regarding water supply and water infrastructure.
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These statistics and facts about WaterSense and water efficiency can help you enhance your article.
Saving Water for Future Generations
WaterSense makes it easy to find and select water-efficient products and ensures consumer confidence in those products with a label backed by third party, independent testing and certification. Certifying organizations help maintain the WaterSense integrity and credibility by verifying and testing products for conformance to WaterSense specifications, efficiency, performance, and label use, as well as by conducting periodic market surveillance.
WaterSense also recognizes water-efficient new homes and some professional service programs that meet WaterSense specifications by incorporating a strong water efficiency component.
For more information about WaterSense, please see the Every Drop Counts fact sheet.
We're for Water
WaterSense launched "We're for Water", a national outreach campaign to encourage Americans to try at least one simple water-saving behavior around the house. Consumers are encouraged to take the I'm for Water Pledge and to "like" the WaterSense Facebook page.
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