Legislative Report

Kook Dean
V.P. Legislative
December 2017


2017 WaterSense Partners of the Year

Since the program began in 2006, WaterSense labeled products have helped Americans save 2.1 trillion gallons of water and $46.3 billion in water and energy bills. In 2017 alone, WaterSense labeled products saved 534 billion gallons of water. By working together, WaterSense partners across the country continue to make a difference every day.

WaterSense recognizes Sustained Excellence Award winners, WaterSense Partners of the Year, and Excellence Award winners for helping to advance and promote WaterSense and water efficiency throughout 2016. For a complete list of the winners, please visit: www.epa.gov/watersense/watersense-awards

2017 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award (2 of 7) Winners for organizations we may know:

Delta Faucet Company:  three-time WaterSense Sustained Excellence winner, educated consumers and trade professionals about the WaterSense program and the benefits of WaterSense labeled products through a variety of initiatives, including efforts to help communities in need. To support clean water efforts in Flint, Michigan, Delta donated WaterSense labeled lavatory faucets and showerheads to local plumbers who volunteered to help affected residents.

Kohler Co.: earned its fifth Sustained Excellence Award by marketing WaterSense nationwide, donating its WaterSense labeled products to various events and charitable causes, and releasing a new, cutting-edge, water-efficient toilet. Kohler introduced the 1.0-gallon, WaterSense labeled Highline toilet in 2016, which combines gravity with a precision engineered design that creates a stronger flush with less water.

2017 WaterSense Partners of the Year (1 of 5):

American Standard: Two-time Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award winner American Standard, part of the global LIXIL Corporation, promoted its existing WaterSense labeled products through partnerships and outreach, but also looked toward the future with new water-efficient technology and research. To raise awareness for Fix a Leak Week 2016, it held a Facebook contest and gave away 49 WaterSense labeled Portsmouth Widespread faucets. In May, American Standard was a key part of the Beauty in Motion nationwide tour launched by LIXIL to celebrate its newly designed WaterSense labeled showerheads, faucets, and ultra-high efficiency toilets. The trucks toured the country and made a total of 136 stops during 2016, reaching more than 6,000 professionals and consumers with their mobile exhibit.

2017 WaterSense Excellence Award Winners (1 of 8):

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: offers a comprehensive program of incentives and rebates to advance conservation and promote WaterSense labeled products throughout its large service area. Metropolitan’s research-based advertising and outreach campaign uses a variety of creative, high-impact messaging with billboards, video, print, radio, digital marketing, and social media to promote water savings in many ways, including rebates for WaterSense labeled products, to Southern Californians. The agency’s online water conservation portal, www.bewaterwise.com, provides an extensive list of WaterSense labeled products. Residents and businesses have taken advantage of rebates to purchase more than 114,000 WaterSense labeled toilets and nearly 15,000 weather-based irrigation controllers.

For more additional information; please visit: www.epa.gov/watersense/watersense-awards