Invest in WaterSense Certified Products

The Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program partners with water utilities, product manufacturers and retailers to encourage water conservation and development of water-efficient products. Any product that uses water – faucets, toilets, showerheads, appliances — can have the WaterSense label, which shows the product meets EPA criteria for efficiency and performance.

Concerned about the effectiveness of low-flow products? Things have changed.

“The low-flow flushing and shower heads have a pretty bad rap, in part because, well, I always think of thatSeinfeld episode,” says Roto-Rooter spokesman Paul Abrams, referencing a plot where Jerry and Kramer aren’t pleased by the low-flow shower heads that the apartment building has installed, “and as was the case with a lot of first generation innovations, they were pretty awful. But that’s not the case anymore. These low-flow shower heads are fantastic. It comes down to, I think, better engineering. And if you look at the potential savings in water and energy, it’s a no-brainer.”

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