The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to make it easier for you to find water-efficient appliances that help protect your community's water supply. American Rivers partnered with the EPA to launch the WaterSense program to certify and label water-efficient products.
However, to move forward, the program needs more funding.Please ask your Members of Congress to include at least $5 million in the Interior, Environment Appropriations bill for the WaterSense program.
This program is modeled after the highly successful EnergyStar program, which spent only $50 million in 2006 and saved taxpayers close to $14 billion on their energy bills. Similarly, the EPA estimates that if all U.S. households installed water-efficient appliances, the country would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water and reduce Americans’ water and sewer bills by one-third -- a savings of more than $18 billion per year.
Please support the WaterSense program by urging your elected officials to provide additional funding for the EPA’s WaterSense program today.
Rebecca R. Wodder