EPA’s WaterSense Program Saved 1.2 Trillion Gallons of Water in 2023

EPA’s WaterSense Program Saved 1.2 Trillion Gallons of Water in 2023

The WaterSense initiative conserves water and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its WaterSense program helped businesses and homeowners save an impressive 1.2 trillion gallons of water in 2023.

According to a recent release, this marks a cumulative savings of nearly 8.7 trillion gallons since the program started in 2006, equivalent to the annual water usage of all U.S. households. In addition, the WaterSense initiative—a partnership program designed to help consumers identify water-efficient products and practices—reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

"By reducing the energy associated with delivering, heating, and treating that water, EPA’s WaterSense program has also reduced a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions,” Dr. Andrew Sawyers, EPA Director of the Office of Wastewater Management, said in a statement. "We’re proud to have helped American businesses and homes save over a trillion gallons of water in 2023 alone."

More than 45,900 products and more than 10,000 homes carry the WaterSense label. The products are independently certified to use at least 20 percent less water while maintaining performance standards. WaterSense has partnered with over 2,200 utilities, communities, manufacturers, home builders, retailers and other organizations since its inception.

To date, WaterSense products have saved 997 billion kilowatt hours of electricity—enough to power more than 92 million homes for a year—and prevented 379 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to taking over 90 million cars off the road for a year. Using WaterSense-labeled products has resulted in $207 billion in savings on water and energy.

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Robert Yaniz Jr. is the Content Editor for Environmental Protection.

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