WaterSense-Labeled Products Helped Save More than 1.1 Trillion Gallons of Water in 2022

WaterSenseThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2022 WaterSense Accomplishments Report, noting that consumers using WaterSense-labeled products saved more than 1.1 trillion gallons of water in 2022. Since the EPA’s WaterSense program was launched in 2006, consumers and businesses have saved more than 7.5 trillion gallons of water by purchasing water-saving plumbing fixtures and irrigation products.

WaterSense partners and works with more than 2,000 utilities, communities, manufacturers, homebuilders, retailers, and other organizations to produce and promote toilets, faucets, showerheads, spray sprinkler bodies, irrigation controllers, and homes that are independently certified to use less water and perform well. Americans can look to the WaterSense label to save water, energy, and money.

“It’s encouraging to see consumers using WaterSense labeled products in their homes and businesses to conserve water and build upon our water efficiency efforts,” said Andrew Sawyers, Director of EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management. “What’s more, Americans saved significant utility costs and energy associated with these products.”

Since 2006, WaterSense-labeled products, such as faucets, faucet accessories, and showerheads, have helped American homes save 880 billion kilowatt hours of electricity—enough energy to supply a year’s worth of power to nearly 83 million homes—and eliminated 377 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of planting 5.6 billion trees. The energy and water savings associated with WaterSense-labeled products has also saved consumers $171 billion in water and energy bills over the past 16 years.

Consumers who are thinking about upgrading their bathrooms or irrigation systems can search for certified WaterSense-labeled products and save. Learn more at the EPA’s WaterSense webpage.


WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping consumers save water. WaterSense seeks to protect the future of the nation’s water supply by offering Americans a simple guide to use less water with water-efficient products, homes, and services.

WaterSense-labeled products are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well or better than standard models. The program was launched in 2006, and today there are more than 42,000 labeled toilets, faucets, faucet accessories, showerheads, irrigation controllers, and spray sprinkler bodies, as well as more than 7,000 labeled homes.

Learn more about the 2022 WaterSense Accomplishments report and recognize the 2022 WaterSense Partners of the Year.

Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

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