INDIANAPOLIS, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in the U.S., which is equal to the annual water use of more than 11 million homes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).1 In conjunction with the EPA WaterSense® program's "Fix a Leak Week", Delta Faucet, the EPA's 2013 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year, informs consumers about leak detection and prevention in the bath.2
"Since the start of the program, Delta Faucet has been a proud WaterSense® partner, continuously developing new products and innovations that help save water without sacrificing the experience," said Paul Patton, senior research and development and regulatory manager for Delta Faucet Company. "Repairing dripping faucets or replacing outdated toilets and showers is an easy and cost-effective way for consumers to rid their home of leaks."
- A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons of water per year, the same amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in the dishwasher.3 Delta® WaterSense labeled showerheads, such as the popular In2ition® shower with H2Okinetic® technology, provide up to 40 percent water savings over standard showerheads, all without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of the user experience or the durability and life span of the product.
- Replacing older, inefficient toilets with new WaterSense labeled ones could save up to 13,000 gallons of water per year and nearly $2,400 in water and wastewater bills over the lifetime of the toilets.4 The Delta Riosa® toilet is a high-performance, water-efficient model that offers worry-free installation at an affordable price. Using just 1.28 gallons of water, the Riosa toilet not only saves water, but is virtually clog-free. The two-piece unit also boasts several smart innovations to effectively eliminate the potential for leaks and make installation even quicker.
- Leaky faucets are another source of extreme water waste in the home. Most leaks can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary. If replacing a bathroom faucet, consider the new WaterSense labeled Compel™ faucet with Touch2O.xt™ Technology. Inspired by the clean design and minimal details of an urban high-rise, the faucet offers an entirely hands-free experience in addition to the tap functionality.
With simple upgrades, saving water and lowering monthly bills can be easy. For additional information about these products and other water-efficient solutions from Delta Faucet, visit: deltafaucet.com. Or, check out epa.gov/watersense to learn more about Fix a Leak Week and ways to promote water efficiency.
About Delta® Products
There is a philosophy at the heart of every Delta® product: there is a better way to live with water. It goes beyond excellent design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs. From proprietary Touch2O® Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch to H2Okinetic® shower technology that sculpts water into a unique wave pattern, giving you the feeling of more water without using more water, Delta products incorporate thoughtful features that delight. Paired with beautiful and inspirational design, it's another way that the Delta® brand is more than just a faucet. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet Company is a global organization that offers kitchen faucets, bath faucets, shower heads, shower systems, toilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.
2 WaterSense is a registered trademark of the U.S. EPA
3 4 http://www.epa.gov/watersense/pubs/fixleak.html
Sarah Sinitean, MSLGROUP
SOURCE Delta Faucet Company