KOHLER, Wis., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of celebrating Earth
Day in April and moving forward into the inevitable summer drought months,
consumers are sure to be inundated with messages about ways to reduce water
use in their homes and workplaces. To help make sense of it all and to spur
consumers into action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is
beginning to test products for its WaterSense program, a labeling program
that encourages water efficiency and the use of water efficient products
that perform as well as or better than their less efficient counterparts.
As of April, eight toilets from Kohler Co. earned the WaterSense label,
which means these toilets use at least 20 percent less water than standard
1.6-gallon toilets while still meeting strict flushing performance
"The WaterSense label lets consumers know with certainty that they're
choosing products that use significantly less water, without having to
worry whether those products will still perform well," said Rob Zimmerman,
senior staff engineer for Kohler's water conservation initiatives. "Kohler
Co. has made a commitment to being a leader and innovator in this area, and
we look forward to developing products that meet both WaterSense and
Kohler's shared commitment to conservation and quality."
According to estimates, the average family of four uses about 400
gallons of water each day, and toilets represent a whopping 26 percent of
all home indoor water use. Using the same premise as the EPA's ENERGY STAR
program, which focuses on products that meet certain energy-efficiency
criteria, WaterSense has been developed to easily identify products that
conserve water, yet utilizes third party product certification bodies.
The eight KOHLER & STERLING toilets that will bear the WaterSense label
-- KOHLER San Raphael(R) Power Lite(R) toilet -- K-3393
-- KOHLER Highline(R) Pressure Lite(TM) 1.1 gpf toilet -- K-3519
-- KOHLER Wellworth(R) Pressure Lite 1.1 gpf toilet -- K-3531
-- STERLING Stanton(TM) toilet with Dual Force(TM) technology -- 402040
-- STERLING Karsten(TM) toilet with Dual Force technology -- 402025
-- STERLING Karsten toilet with Dual Force technology -- 402028
-- STERLING Rockton(TM) toilet with Dual Force technology -- 402024
-- STERLING Rockton toilet with Dual Force technology -- 402027
For more information about these toilets and other KOHLER Co. water
conserving products, visit http://www.KOHLER.com/conservation or call
toll-free at 1-800-4-KOHLER.
WaterSense is a voluntary public-private partnership program sponsored
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its mission is to protect the
future of our nation's water supply by promoting and enhancing the market
for water-efficient products and services. Go to
http://www.epa.gov/watersense to learn more about how to use water
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of
America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global
leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power
generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international
host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.
SOURCE Kohler Co.