News & Updates
On September 6, 2007, the Board of Water Supply (BWS) became a promotional partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense program. In doing so, the BWS has been demonstrating environmental leadership to assist in using water resources more efficiently and preserve our water supply. The BWS has worked with EPA sponsors to periodically discuss strategies of promoting the water efficient products, programs, and practices..
Did you know that the average American uses 100 gallons of water every day? But we can all reduce our water use by as much as 30 percent by taking a few simple steps, such as installing high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and using water efficiently in our yards.
The BWS is committed to protecting the future of our national and local water supply through water-efficient practices, products, and services. That is why we are partnering with the EPA to bring you WaterSense, a national program that offers people a simple way to make product choices that use less water - and perform as well or better than your existing products.
The EPA's website contains a simple calculator that estimates water savings when installing WaterSense labeled products in your home or apartment building.
Think you know everything there is to know about water? You can't be sure until you've played the EPA's "Test Your WaterSense" online quiz. Maneuver the water-efficiency hero Hydro through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water wasting monsters such as Sogosaurus and Drainiac.
Stay tuned as WaterSense labeled products become available at a store near you! Lists of qualified toilets, faucets, and showerheads are posted on the EPA WaterSense website. Discover interior water conservation measures and associated savings.
EPS WaterSense - Website
EPA WaterSense - Frequently Asked Questions